Landmarks in Kanyakumari

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  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial

    Vivekananda Rock Memorial

    Built in 1970, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the finest pieces of human endeavor at architecture in Southern India. Situated on a rock island, Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a major tourist attraction in Kanyakumari and houses the statue of the great preacher Swami Vivekananda.

    People believe ...

    Monument Cultural Landmark
  • Padamanabhapuram Palace

    Padamanabhapuram Palace

    The Padamanabhapuram Palace is a sight to behold. Located on the foothills of the Velli Hills, the palace is spread across 4 kilometres. The palace is built of granite and offes the most stunning views against the backdrop of towering hills and lush foliage. Perhaps, the most enticing part of ...

    Monument Cultural Landmark
  • Kanyakumari Temple

    Kanyakumari Temple

    Also known as the Kumari Amman Temple, the Kanyakumari Temple is dedicated to the goddess Devi Kumari Amman. The temple is of great religious importance and thousands throng the temple complex to pay their respects and seek the blessings of the goddess.

    The significance of this temple ...

    Religious Landmark
  • Tsunami Monument

    Tsunami Monument

    The 2004 Tsunami hit several coastal towns of India and caused unprecedented damage to life and property. The Tsunami Monument is a way of honoring and commemorating the memories of those who lost their lives in the devastating calamity.

    People from all over the world, survivors of ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Mathur Hanging Bridge

    Mathur Hanging Bridge

    The Mathur Hanging Bridge is Asia’s longest as well as tallest trough bridge. The bridge, built in 1966, is almost 1 kilometre long and 115 feet tall. Thousands of tourists come to the bridge to see for themselves the spectacle of the biggest trough bridge in Asia. ...

  • Mahatma Gandhi Memorial

    Mahatma Gandhi Memorial

    Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Kanyakumari is a popular tourist hotspot constructed in the year 1956. It was built in the memory of preeminent Indian leader, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is popularly known as the Father of the Nation. After his assassination in 1948, his ashes were immersed in Triveni Sangam ...

  • Thiruvalluvar Statue

    Thiruvalluvar Statue

    Thiruvalluvar was a noted poet and philosopher, known for his contribution to Tamil literature. He is globally renowned for his work Thirukkural, which is a collection of 1330 Tamil couplets. The Thiruvalluvar Statue was built in the memory of this great man and stands atop a small island rock, about ...

  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial

    Vivekananda Rock Memorial

    Vivekananda Rock Memorial is an imposing structure, built in the memory of great Indian spiritual leader and philosopher Swami Vivekanand. This wonderful memorial is around half a kilometre on a small island like rock, away from the shore of Kanyakumari. The idea of building a memorial on this rock was ...

  • Padmanabhapuram Palace

    Padmanabhapuram Palace

    Believed to have been established in the 16th century, the Padmanabhapuram Palace is a unique wooden edifice. It is enclosed within a granite fortress called the Padmanabhapuram Fort and is situated at the base of Veli Hill, about 35 km from Kanyakumari. Flaunting exquisite Kerala style of architecture, this palace ...

  • Udayagiri Fort

    Udayagiri Fort

    Situated about 14 km away from Nagercoil, the Udayagiri Fort is one of Kanyakumari's popular historical edifices. Originally a mud-fort, it was used as a military barrack by Travancore rulers during the 17th century. In the initial days, the fort served as a prison for people who protested against Tipu ...