Surrounded by exalted hills and the plains, this place is situated amidst
colorful sea shores, confined with coconut trees and paddy fields.
Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially
on full moon day. It is said to be the southern tip of India. The serene and
clean beaches, calm temples and elegant beaches of churches sum up
Kanyakumari. Besides the churches and beaches, Kanyakumari is brimmed with
temples. Kanyakumari is a great site where Swami Vivekananda spent his few
days while meditating. The pleasant climate in this city makes it different
from the other districts of Tamil Nadu.
Quick Facts Location : Southern most land tip of India Area : 25.89 Sq, km State : Tamil Nadu Trip Highlights : Temples & beach Ideal time to visit : October - March Languages : Tamil, Malayalam and English Agra STD Code : 04652
Kanyakumari Air/Rail/Road Links
The nearest airport Trivandrum which is 80 kms way
from Kanyakumari is directly connected with Delhi, Bangalore, Cochin Goa
Railway Station :
Kanyakumari is connected to Trivandrum, Bombay and
Delhi broad guage. Trinunelveli (80 KMS) is the nearest railway station.
Bus Station :
It is connected by regular bus services with Chennai,
Bangalore, Pondicherry, Trichy, Madurai and Trivanduram.
Attractions in Kanyakumari Kanyakumari Temple
to a manifestation of Parvati, this temple is located on the shore. The
diamond sparkling nose ring of the deity is famous for its splendour which
is believed to be visible even from the sea. The temple with the adjoining
ghat with it gives a stunning look.
The Gandhi Memorial
A beautiful place which adds an attraction to Kanyakumari. It is an
imitation of an Oriyan temple. It is built over a spot where the urn
containing his ashes was kept for public viewing. It is so designed, that on
2nd Oct, his birthday, the sun rays falls directly on that spot.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
on a rocky island, just off the coast, lies the sacred monument of
Vivekananda. It was built by Vivekananda Rock Memorial committee to
commemorate the visit of Swami Vivekananda to 'Shripada Parai' for deep
meditation and cultivation of mind.
Located on the bank of the river Pazhayar, this temple is dedicated to Sri
Sthanumalayan . The musical pillars and an 18 foot high statue of Hanuman
are the main attractions in this temple.
Built by King Marthanda, it is a well known and visited fort in
Kanyakumari. He trained his army men here in the European style of fighting.
The grave of king's trusted General De Lennoy is located within the fort.
Centres in Kanyakumari
All shopping enthusiasts can buy a variety of coloured sand, sea shells,
palm leaf utility articles, articles made of wood and bamboo and palm leaf
drawings are a must buy from this place. For textiles and handicrafts you
need to visit
Famous Hotels in Kanyakumari
Check out the hotels of Kanyakumari and we promise that you would like to
come here again and again. The hotels of this temple town, will leave no
stone unturned to fulfil your travel needs. We promise you a comfortable and
luxurious stay at our given hotels.
There are many places to see around Kanyakumari. You can move to these
places as a part of excursions from Kanyakumari. These places are a good way
of exploring Kanyakumari from a closer angle. Given below are the places
around Kanyakumari that are often visited by tourists.
Mangalore - 357 km Hampi - 350 km Coonoor - 314 km Mahabalipuram- 350 km Pondicherry - 350 km