Top 5 Places To Visit In Kanyakumari

Situated at the tip of the Indian Peninsula, Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of mainland India. Kanyakumari is located near the Western Ghats and bordered by the Laccadive or the Lakshadweep Sea at the southwest, southeast and south of the city. Kanyakumari has been one of the major centers of arts, culture and religion since the ancient times. The city’s beaches are also the only beaches in the world where you can experience both sunrise and the sunset. The various temples in this beautiful city of Tamil Nadu are frequented by thousands of pilgrims and the pristine beaches attract a huge no. of tourists to the city. Here’s the list of the best places one can visit in Kanyakumari.

1. Kanyakumari Temple

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Kanyakumari Temple is also referred to as Bhagvaty Amman Temple and is one of the 108 Shakti Peetha in Hindu mythology. The temple is one of the major Hindu temples across India and is mentioned in almost all the ancient Hindu scriptures. The temple is frequented by thousands of pilgrims each year and the temple’s architecture is also unique.

2. Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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One of the iconic monuments in Kanyakumari, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located 100 meters from the shore and is one of the major tourist attractions in Kanyakumari. The small rock island can be reached by a ferry and consists of two main structures. The Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam are the two main complexes of the memorial and is frequented by thousands of tourists.

3. Suchindrum

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A temple town, Suchindrum is located 11 kilometers from the city of Kanyakumari. The temples here are built in the distinctive Dravidian style and are adorned with massive gopurams which are a common characteristic of all the Dravidian temples. The highest gopuram is 134 feet high and the inside of the temples sport various exquisite rock cut pillars and gateways. Being an ancient temple town it is frequented by a huge number of pilgrims each year.

4. Padmanabhapuram Palace

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The old granite fortress was the residence of the Travancore Rulers and was constructed around 1601 AD. The fort complex contains several important buildings like the King’s council Chamber, Thai Kottaram or the Mother’s palace and the Natakasala or the house of performances etc. The fort also has a small museum that contains various artifacts from the older times and various weapons like swords and daggers, paintings, Chinese jars and a plethora of wooden furniture. Image Credits @ SreeJith Vijayakumar

5. Thiruvalluvar Statue

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The massive 133 feet tall statue is of the Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar, who was considered to be one of the greatest Tamil poets in India. Thiruvalluvar Statue is one of the biggest in Asia and was unveiled on the 1st of January 2000. The pedestal of the statue is artistically designed and is decorated with 10 elephants that signify the various directions.

Being a part of the princely state of Travancore and a major cultural and religious hub from the Sangam period, Kanyakumari is a place not to be missed on your visit to India. the above mentioned places are not only few of the most popular places in Kanyakumari but also the major attractions of India.

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About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

21 thoughts on “Top 5 Places To Visit In Kanyakumari”

  1. Hello sir
    I am planning to visit kanyakumari in the month of August, can u please suggest what are the places to see which is the best place to accommodate

    Ravi Chandra

  2. Hello Sir.

    I along with my family and a couple visiting Kanyakumari on 10th December and staying for two days. Can you please suggest what are the best places to see.

    N K Tripathi

  3. Hello sir
    I am planning to visit kanyakumari in the month of August, can u please suggest what are the places to see which is the best place to accommodate


  4. Hello Sir,
    I am planning to visit kanyakumari in the month of March, can you please suggest where should we stay, or best places to accommodate with family.

  5. As I am planning to visit these places very soon, I would like know little more about low-budget tours around Kanyakumari.

  6. Hello sir.

    I am planning to visit Kanyakumari in the month of August, can you please suggest what are the places to see and which is the best place to accommodate.

  7. I want to visit Kanyakumari in the month of June . Please advise what are main places to be covered in kanyakumari as i am planning to be there one day only. Is it sufficient to cover all the main places in a day.

  8. i want to visit kanyakumari in the month of july . this is the suitable time to visit and what are the best places in kanyakumari and near kanyakumari to be visited.

  9. I am from Bangladesh, please guide me how I visit Kerala, Ooty & nearest good places within 04 days.

  10. Is one day enough for sightseeing in kanyakumari? Please suggest how much time is needed to cover major places.

  11. Sir,

    We about 50 members (including children) are planning to visit Kanyakumari in end of October and need suggestions what are the places to cover in 1 day. Also please let me know the best place to stay for 1 night?

    Vijay KB
    Coorg, Karnataka

  12. I do also planning to visit Kanyakumari in the month of November as such i would also like to get information about pondichery, madurai, kodaikanal, rameshraram thiruananthapuram, & kanyakumari.

  13. Hello,
    I am planning kerala tour along with kanyakumari visit with family. I will reached cochin in the evening of 6th November and my returning train will leave from kanyakumri at 2 pm on 12th nov. In my plan munnar, thekkady and alleppey along with houseboat stay and kanyakumari. So please suggest me how its fruitful or impossible.

  14. Hello sir,
    I want to visit kanyakumari in first week of December for one day. please suggest me to visit most famous places.
    Thank you.

  15. We want to visit Kanyakumari, Rameshwaram, Tiriputi Balaji on 2nd week of Feb. We highly appreciate any suggestions about accommodation, internal transportation and places to visit.


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