Kanyakumari - Cape Comorin

Kanyakumari Travel Guide

In the state of Tamilnadu, Kanyakumari is one of the renowned pilgrimages and tourist place known for beach beauty and temples. The popular tourist place is also known as the Cape Camorin that is at the edge of Indian Peninsula. The famous tourist place is only a few kilometers from the vibrant city Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. There is also a very interesting story behind its name as Kanyakumari is named after the Kanyakumari Temple enthusiastic to Kumari Amman.

Being the point of joint for the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, Kanyakumari is a significant place on the tourist map of India where heavy influx of tourists from all parts of the world comes to explore its attractions. There are a number of tourist attractions and some of the popular attractions are :

Kanyakumari Temple Kanyakumari Temple – The famous and holy temple is dedicated to Parvati, a virgin embodiment of Goddess Durga who wanted to get married Lord Shiva. Devi Kanya Kumari or Kumari Amman is the main temple goddess.

Our Lady of Ransom  Church Our Lady of Ransom Church – It is a vital centre of attraction Kanyakumari reproduces Gothic style of structural design with the sea shaping an outstanding background.

Vivekananda Rock  Memorial Vivekananda Rock Memorial – It was built in year 1970 amid the sea that comprises a meditation hall. A ship service from the shore takes you to the place where Swami Vivekananda sat on a long meditation.

Mahatma Gandhi  Memorial Mahatma Gandhi Memorial – Like Swami Vivekanand rock memorial, it also has immense cultural significance. This renowned memorial was constructed in 1952 on October 2.

Government Museum of  Kanyakumari Government Museum of Kanyakumari – It is located on the Gandhi Memorial Road that was built and developed in 1991. Beautiful paintings, sculptures and portals dating to the ancient period can be found here. There is also a huge collection of gold and silver coins here.

Padmanabhapuram  Palace Padmanabhapuram Palace – It is very close to Thuckalay, a town in Kanyakumari. The palace was built of granite, and spread across 4 km at the foothills of the Veli Hills.

Vattakottai Fort Vattakottai Fort – The fort is the perfect example of art that was constructed on the sea board by Captain Lannoy.

In addition to this, the sea beach and a number of other market places are also the centre of attraction in Kanyakumari. Today, the city is fast emerging as a well developed tourist place. Therefore, there are also a number of hotels and resorts here to accommodate. Enjoying south Indian dishes here in multi-cuisine restaurants is also an amazing experience in itself.

Kanyakumari is also well connected via sea to major sea ports and cities of the world. However, a better connectivity via road also makes it an ideal place to explore. book now