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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
  • Olakaruvi Falls

    Olakaruvi Falls

    One of the many waterfalls in Kanyakumari, the Olakaruvi Falls basks in the resplendent beauty of its surroundings. It’s an hour long trek from the foothills to the waterfall but the effort is worth it owing to the magnificent scenery. Legend has it that the water here has rejuvenating powers! ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Sanguthurai Beach

    Sanguthurai Beach

    Considered to be one of the most beautiful and tranquil beaches in India, the Sanguthurai Beach is a place to relax in solitude. White sands, beautiful waves and the blue coastline - perfect background for an ideal retreat! ...

    Beach
  • 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
  • Our Lady of Ransom Church

    Our Lady of Ransom Church

    A pristine and exquisite example of Gothic architecture, Our Lady of Ransom Church is dedicated to Mother Mary. It was built in the 15th century and forms a scenic picture against the backdrop of the blue ocean. There is a gold cross on the central tower of the church. ...

    Religious Monument
  • 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. ...

    Landmark
  • Cape Festival

    Cape Festival

    Held in the month of October every year, this 3-day festival is celebrated with grandeur when streets are decorated and all locals come out to participate in the many cultural shows that are organised during this time. ...

    Cultural
  • Feast of Our Lady

    Feast of Our Lady

    One of the most eagerly awaited festivals by the Christian community in Kanyakumari, this 10-day festival is celebrated in December every year. Prayers and masses are conducted after hosting the flag in the morning. This is followed by colourful processions that come out in cars on the streets with huge ...

    Cultural
  • Kamarajar Manimandapam

    Kamarajar Manimandapam

    Kamarajar Manimandapam is a monument dedicated to Sri Kamarajar, in the district of Kanyakumari. Popularly known as the 'Black Gandhi', he was the erstwhile Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, who served the state for a long period.

    He played a major role in the Indian freedom movement and was ...

    Monument
  • Olakaruvi Falls

    Olakaruvi Falls

    Nestled in the Western Ghats is a beautiful waterfall named the Olakaruvi Falls, also known as the Ullakarvi Falls. This waterfall comprises two smaller falls – the lower is a popular picnic spot and the higher is about 200 metres uphill.

    Visitors can either enjoy bathing in the lower ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Sanguthurai Beach

    Sanguthurai Beach

    The palm-fringed Sanguthurai Beach is located about 10 kilometres away from the main city in Kanyakumari. Adding to the beauty of this beach is a white conch-shaped structure that belongs to the Chola period that is a suitable subject for photography.

    The beach also features gazebos, snack stalls and ...

    Beach
  • Sothavilai Beach

    Sothavilai Beach

    The beautiful Sothavilai Beach, also referred to as Chothavilai Beach, is situated about 10 kilometres away from Kanyakumari. Measuring 4 kilometres in length, it is listed among the longest beaches in the state of Tamil Nadu.

    Visitors can either enjoy a walk along the seashore or just laze around ...

    Beach
  • Thengapattinam Beach

    Thengapattinam Beach

    Thengapattinam Beach is a popular tourist attraction near Paimkulam village in Vilancode taluk. Located around 35 kilometres away from Nagercoil, this beautiful beach is dotted with coconut and palm trees.

    This beach is noted for being an attractive estuary, where river merges into the sea. A large number of ...

    Beach
  • Bay Watch (Water Theme Amusement Park)

    Bay Watch (Water Theme Amusement Park)

    Bay Watch (Water Theme Amusement Park) is a fantastic place to experience unlimited fun, thrill and excitement. It is located about 2 km away from Kanyakumari, close to the Sunset Point on Kovalam Road. Be it kids or adults, this amusement park has something to offer to everyone.

    Starting ...

    Park/Garden Museum For Kids
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • Wax Museum

    Wax Museum

    Set within the premises of Bay Watch (Water Theme Amusement Park), the Kanyakumari Wax Museum is an unmissable attraction for tourists visiting this beautiful city. Noted as India's first wax museum, it was open to public on 24th December 2005.

    Built in line with London's Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, ...

    Park/Garden Museum
  • Mathur Aqueduct

    Mathur Aqueduct

    Measuring a kilometre in length and 115 feet in height, Mathur Aqueduct or Mathoor Hanging Trough is among the longest and tallest trough bridges in Asia. This imposing structure was constructed in 1966 over the Parazhiyar River (also called Pahrali) in Mathoor - a small hamlet in Aruvikkarai.

    It ...

    Monument
  • Thirparappu Falls

    Thirparappu Falls

    Kanyakumari is a place where travellers have ample things to do and explore. One such popular spot in the city is the Thirparappu Falls, which is around 35 kilometres away from Nagercoil. This waterfall originates from the Kodayar River or Kothai River and descends at Thirparappu from a height of ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal

    Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal

    Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal is a beautiful shrine dedicated to Ayya Vaikundar in Attoor, a small hamlet in Kanyakumari. It is revered shrine for followers of Ayyavazhi, who believe that Ayya Vaikundar is an avatar or incarnation of Lord Narayana. Ayyavazhi, a dharmic belief system, is based on the teachings ...

    Religious
  • Lord Subramanya Temple

    Lord Subramanya Temple

    Commonly known as Aruppai Veedu, Lord Subramanya Temple is a revered site located in Tiruchendur, about 34 km away from Kanyakumari. The temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya or Murugan, who is known as the God of War and Victory.

    According to legends associated with the temple, it was ...

    Religious
  • St. Xavier's Cathedral

    St. Xavier's Cathedral

    St. Xavier's Cathedral, built during the 16th century, is a revered place in Kottar. This Roman Catholic Church is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier, a professor from Paris, who was endearingly known as Valiya Pandaram. It is believed that during his stay in Kottar, he stopped the Padagas invasion on ...

    Religious
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • Tsunami Monument

    Tsunami Monument

    The Tsunami Monument is a unique structure, located near the southern shore in Kanyakumari. As the name suggests, this monument was built in the memory of those who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake affected many countries, including India, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Thailand, Maldives and ...

    Monument
  • Vattakottai Fort

    Vattakottai Fort

    Vattakottai Fort, also popular as the Circular Fort, is a tourist hotspot of Kanyakumari. Located around 6 km northeast of the Kanyakumari Cape, this fort enjoys a waterfront location with greenery surrounding it on all sides. This historical edifice was built in the 18th century by the mighty ruler Marthanda ...

    Places To See Around
  • Thirunanthikarai Cave Temple

    Thirunanthikarai Cave Temple

    Thirunanthikarai Cave Temple is one of Kanyakumari's most ancient temples. Believed to have been established in the 9th century AD, this temple is one of Jain religion's founding stones. Earlier, there were several sculptures present inside the temple, which attracted devotees and visitors.

    Although the sculptures do not exist ...

    Religious
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • Kanyakumari Beach

    Kanyakumari Beach

    Kanyakumari Beach is one of the most pristine beaches in the waterfront town of Kanyakumari. It is located at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. Beauty oozes here in the form of soft golden sand that is overlapped by shimmering waters of the endless ...

    Beach
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • Bhagavathy Amman Temple

    Bhagavathy Amman Temple

    Bhagavathy Amman Temple is a sacred shrine, located on Sannathy Street in Kanyakumari. It is also known as Kanyakumari Devi Temple, wherein ‘Kanya’ stands for ‘Virgin’ and ‘Kumari’ means ‘girl’. The Hindu goddess residing in this religious edifice is endearingly known as Shree Bhagavathy (Durga); hence, the name - Bhagavathy ...

    Religious
  • Courtallam Falls

    Courtallam Falls

    Courtallam is a small town in Tirunelveli, situated at an altitude of about 167 metres in Western Ghats. This place has gained immense popularity because of its beautiful waterfalls. It is believed that the water of these falls have medicinal properties, owing to which Courtallam has earned the sobriquet 'Spa ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Pechiparai Reservoir

    Pechiparai Reservoir

    Pechiparai Reservoir is an artificial water body, situated near the Pechiparai village in Kanyakumari. This reservoir impounds water of the Pechiparai Dam, which is built across the Kodayar River. It was constructed between 1897 and 1906, when Maharaja Moolam Thirunal ruled Travancore. Minchin, a European engineer, was behind the designing ...

    Lake/Waterfall Relaxation Romantic
  • Chitharal Jain Monuments

    Chitharal Jain Monuments

    The historical ruins of Chitharal Jain Monuments stand as vestiges of Jain settlements in Chitharal – a small hamlet in Kanyakumari. Earlier, the place was known as Thirucharanathupalli, which served as the serene abode of several Digambar Jain monks. The reason behind the Jain influence in this part of the ...

    Religious
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • Thanumalayan Temple Sthanumalayan Kovil

    Thanumalayan Temple Sthanumalayan Kovil

    Famed for its architectural splendour, Thanumalayan Temple is a 17th century Hindu shrine in the Suchindrum town of Kanyakumari. It is also referred to as the Suchindrum Temple and Sthanumalayan Temple by locals. Thanumalayan is a combination of three words, where Thanu stands for Shiva, Mal for Vishnu and Ayan ...

    Religious Cultural