Kanyakumari in the evening

Kanyakumari in the evening | Photo credit: Raj/Flickr

Gandhi Memorial built in memory of the father of the nation

Gandhi Memorial built in memory of the father of the nation

Thiruvalluvar Statue, a towering stone sculpture

Thiruvalluvar Statue, a towering stone sculpture

Enjoying natural beauty at Windmill Park

Enjoying natural beauty at Windmill Park

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • Lovebirds
  • Nirvana-aah
  • Family Fun
  • Beach Bums
    • Language

      Malayalam, Tamil, English
    • Altitude

      At sea level
    • Time zone

      IST (UTC+5.5 hours)
    • Theme

      Beach, Religious

Beautiful beaches, cascading waterfalls, and the magnificent Kanyakumari Temple – the abode of Goddess Parvati beckons you to its serene and scenic lands!

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  • Tranquility

    Kanyakumari is a small town with little commercialization. Life here is comparatively peaceful and tranquil. The appeal lies in the quietness of the place including the beaches which are not overly populated.

  • Spirituality

    Kanyakumari is the place where the great philosopher and reformist Vivekananda meditated. It is also a place where there are numerous renowned temples of significance. So it’s only natural that spirituality and philosophy is omnipresent in Kanyakumari. Everywhere you go, you can find a spiritual connection.

Be prepared

  • Humidity

    The weather is humid throughout the year, particularly during the summers and monsoon.

Describing It

Often described as the southernmost tip of India (not quite correctly though), Kanyakumari is more than just that. Kanyakumari is the land of Goddess Parvati and bears witness to the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Also known as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari is held in high regards by the Hindus owing to its scared temples. One of the main attractions in Kanyakumari is the Kumari Amman Temple. Considered as one of the Shakti Peeths, this temple sees a huge congregation of devotees every year.

The Vivekananda Rock Memorial adds to the spiritual appeal of Kanyakumari. The great philosopher and reformist Swami Vivekananda had meditated here in complete solitude. Tourists come to Vivekananda Memorial in great numbers to meditate or just feel the presence of Swami Vivekananda.

The beauty of Kanyakumari is exemplified by its pristine beaches and resplendent waterfalls. White sandy beaches stretch on for miles and welcome you to a world of tranquility. You can relax, play, swim or just watch the sun go down here.

If you would like to go for a picnic with family, explore one of the many waterfalls of Kanyakumari. A far cry from the hustle and bustle of the cities, most waterfalls are in secluded spots surrounded by lush greenery. The sound of water crashing against the rocks is surreal.

Often bypassed as a holiday spot owing to the proximity of more popular destinations in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari has a sleepy subtle charm that can be felt from the very moment you put your first step there.