The southernmost tip of the Indian mainland, Kanyakumari, is not only a meeting place for three bodies of water, but also an amalgamation through generations of different cultures, religions and concepts. The allure of this charming city in Tamil Nadu draws hordes of tourists throughout the year.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial: Without a visit to these popular tourist destinations in Kanyakumari, a Kanyakumari trip would be incomplete. You can sense the religious good vibrations and serenity of the location as soon as you step off the ferry on this small island where India's most revered saint, Swami Vivekananda, achieved enlightenment in 1892. Sitting and meditating simply in the quiet Dhyan Mandapam (meditation hall) or gazing at the meeting spot of three mighty oceans with wonder is a joyful experience. The views of the sunset and sunrise from the Vivekananda rock make it one of the best places in Kanyakumari to visit. The place can be easily reached by a daily ferry service, just 500m from the mainland.
Thiruvalluvar Statue: The towering stone statue of the highly revered Tamil poet and philosopher, Thiruvalluvar, is just adjacent to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. In the literary masterpiece, the Tirukkural, the 38-feet high pedestal is representative of the 38 chapters of virtue, while the 133-foot-tall statue represents the 133 chapters in the novel. This is one of the most famous Kanyakumari sightseeing places and a place of great cultural significance.
Bhagavathy Amman Temple: Also known as the temple of Devi Kanyakumari, this is one of Kanyakumari's most sacred temples and the reason why this name is given to the town. This temple is also one of Kanyakumari's best places to visit. It holds great religious significance among the 108 shaktipeeths in India and dates back 3000 years. The most remarkable features of this historic shrine are the spectacular architecture and the majestic idol of the Goddess Kanya Kumari with the diamond nose ring. Located just a kilometre from the railway station and the bus stop near the coast, it can easily be reached by road.
Gandhi Mandapam: This shrine is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, whose holy ashes were held here until they were submerged in the water of the sea. The Mandapam is designed in a modern architectural style, borrowing elements from the architectural style of Orissa. A special feature of the memorial is that it has been designed in such a way that the sun's rays fall on the exact spot where the ashes of the great man were deposited every 2nd October. Your list of places to visit in Kanyakumari must surely include such a special and wonderful homage to the father of the country.
Kanyakumari Beach: This picturesque beach is situated at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arab Sea, and is one of the most popular places to visit in Kanyakumari. The differently coloured sand, spectacular sunrise and sunset views on this beach, the backdrop of the lighthouse and Vivekananda memorial make perfect moments for some superb image. It is unfit for swimming as a rocky beach, but for some enjoyable family time, you can splash in the waves.
Thanumalayan Temple: This special temple is the world's only temple where Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva's holy trinity are enshrined in the same location as a single deity (called Sthanumalayan). It also houses a towering 22-foot-human statue, one of the highest in the country. With stunning gopurams, exquisite carvings, musical pillars and a strong spiritual aura, this ancient temple is one of the finest examples of South Indian architecture. A big attraction is the 18-feet-high musical pillars carved out of a single granite block. For men and women, there is a strict dress code and one must be careful of the so-called guides and pandas who are on the lookout to extract money from visitors.
Padmanabhapuram Palace: Among the top Kanyakumari sightseeing places and the finest example of Taccusastra Palace is this seductive 16th century teakwood palace (the ancient science of carpentry). A living proof of the architectural brilliance and rich heritage of the former Travancore empire, this palace's beautiful interiors will take your breath away.
Our Lady Of Ransom Church: It is a sight to behold a beautiful white gothic style building contrasting with the bright blues sky. This peaceful church has to be on your list of places to visit within one day in Kanyakumari. The elegance of this majestic building, situated a walking distance from the beach, is intensified at night time, with the church lights switched on. So if you're looking for churches in Kanyakumari, then the Church of Our Lady Of Ransom is not to be missed.
Tourist attractions in Kanyakumari
Vattakottai Fort: This old fort is situated in a very scenic location, a 40-minute drive out of Kanyakumari. In half an hour, the small fort can be covered by foot, but the high-point is watching the unreal views from the fort ramparts-the calming waters of the Bay of Bengal and at a distance the wonderful view of the windmill farm. The fort, constructed out of stone and granite, has great historical importance as one of the Travancore kingdom's main defences.
Mathur Aqueduct: The 100-feet high aqueduct surrounded by lush greenery is one of the most awe-inspiring places in Kanyakumari. You can feel the adrenaline rush while walking atop this narrow aqueduct; special care must be taken with children as it is a narrow bridge.
Thirparappu Falls: Thirparappu Falls is a man-made, 50-foot-high waterfall. A variety of fauna and greenery surrounds the falls, making it a popular location for nature lovers. As it is one of the coolest things to do in Kanyakumari, you can enjoy a boat trip in the waters of Thirparappu as well.
Wax Museum: The wax museum is certainly one of the best places to visit in Kanyakumari, situated in the Kanyakumari area in the city of Baywatch. It is a museum of its kind that houses all the important figures in Indian and world history. There is a wax statue of many famous people in the well-maintained museum, such as Sir Abdul Kalam, Sir Amitabh Bachchan, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Jackson.
Sothavilai Beach: One of the most popular beaches in Kanyakumari is Sothavilai Beach, also known as Chothavilai. Together with beautiful lawns, sitting arrangement, the offbeat attraction has a long shore reaching up to four km. Owing to its very shallow waters, it is an excellent location for swimming and water bathing.
Pick up from Theni /Dindigul.
Then proceed towards Kanyakumari.
Hotel Check In.
Then proceed to visit Kanyakumari major attractions such as Vivekananda Rock, Sri Bhagavathi Amman Temple, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Thiruvallu Statue,Kanyakumari Beach, Sunset Point.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast.
Sunrise Point .
Then proceed to visit Kanyakumari major attractions such as Triveni Sangam , Vattakottai Fort, Sri Adi Shankara Statue, 18 Ft Hanuman Temple , Suchindram Temple and Wax Museum.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast.
Check out the hotel.
Then proceed to visit Kanyakumari major attractions such as Vattakottai Fort, Sanguthurai Beach and Tirparappu Falls.
Then Starting Our Journey Towards Theni/Dindigul with Sweet Memories of Kanyakumari.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *