Kanyakumari Tourism
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Kanyakumari Tourism

Kanyakumari Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • Pincode: 629001
  • District: Kanyakumari
  • Language: Malayalam,Tamil
  • STD code: 04652
  • Weather: Summer 23 to 35°C, Winter 17 to 21°C

History of Kanyakumari

Often referred to as ‘Cape Comorin’, Kanyakumari lies at the southernmost tip of mainland India. This beautiful town of Tamil Nadu is located at the intersection of the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Mannar. Being a coastal town, it is a major hub for trade and commerce. Kanyakumari had been ruled by many dynasties which include the Pandyas, Cholas and the Nayaks. The place gets its name from the goddess of Kanyakumari. From temples to beaches to monuments, there are plenty of places to see in Kanyakumari.

People and Culture of Kanyakumari

The mixed culture of Kanyakumari is reflected in its architectural style and cuisine. Hindus and Christians form the major part of the population. Tamil and Malayalam are two of the predominant languages of the region. Kathakali is the traditional dance form of the place. Some of the major festivals celebrated in the place are Chaitra Purnima, Navratri and the Holy Annual Festival of the Catholic Church.

Things To Do in Kanyakumari

From sightseeing to shopping, there are numerous things to do in Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari Beach is among the most popular places to visit in Kanyakumari. It is the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. It is known for its splendid views of the sunset and sunrise. The beach has a light house which offers a beautiful view of the surrounding. Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the chief Kanyakumari attractions. It lies 500 metres off the shore. It is built on the top of two rocks and at a height of around 17 metres above the sea level, making it one of the most enchanting places in Southern India.

Kanyakumari sightseeing is incomplete without visiting the Padmanabhapuram Palace. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful palaces of India and is a symbol of rich cultural heritage. Considered to be one of the top ten palaces in the world, it is made entirely from wood and exhibits authentic Kerala style of architecture. Gandhi Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue and Kumari Amman Temple are some of the other important Kanyakumari places to visit.

Food and Shopping in Kanyakumari

The cuisine of Kanyakumari is the traditional South Indian food. The dishes generally have a generous flavor of coconut and spices. Tourists can also savour fresh sea food during the Kanyakumari tour. Hotel Saravana, Hotel Sea View and Sangam Restaurant are some of the well known restaurants that serve authentic South Indian delicacies.

After sightseeing in Kanyakumari, one can indulge in shopping. Traditional sarees, decorative items, souvenirs and artefacts made of sea shells, bamboo and wood are some of the popular items that one can shop for. There are numerous shops within the premises of the temples and near the beach. Tamil Nadu Co-Optex Sales Emporium, Tamil Nadu Crafts, Poompuhar are some of the popular shopping centres that sell handicraft items, textiles, etc.

Accommodation in Kanyakumari

Tourists who are inquiring about how to reach Kanyakumari can choose from among various options since it is well connected by road, rail and air. Located at a distance of 67 km, Trivandrum International Airport is the closest airport to Kanyakumari. One can also rent a taxi or take a train to Kanyakumari.

From luxury to budget hotels to lodges, homestays and resorts, there are ample of accommodation options in Kanyakumari. Tourists can also look for hotels in Kanyakumari that are located in the vicinity of Kanyakumari tourist places.



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Harpreet Dhillon

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  • Harpreet Dhillon
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Very nice place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Very nice place to visit, good wind, sunrise and sunset is very nice. Vivekanand temple in sea was very nice. Great place to visit. Nice stay. Route was also very nice. A little far from rameswaram. Wax museum was also very nice. Good warm weather. Wind is continuously blowing which makes it cooler there.
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Sasi Kiran

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  • Sasi Kiran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
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"Kanyakumari- My one day visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's a really awesome experience to visit Kanyakumari. I have booked a local travel (sakthi travels) day tour package in Kanyakumari. They have taken me to 1000yrs old temple, Sai Bava Mandir, sachindran temple, fort beach, dattatraya ashramam, Sri Rama Mandir, vivekananda ashramam and wax museum. Kanyakumari has India's first wax museum and 3rs art gallery. That was really awesome. And then I visited Kanyakumari Amman temple, vivekananda rock memorial( need to take a ferry ride to reach there) and Gandhi mandapam. For all the above places one day mean to say from 9am to 5pm is enough then we can pack our back pack and can go either Trivandrum or Rameswaram as per our interest.
Over all its a good stay at India's last land @ Kanyakumari.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
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  •  39 helpful votes
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"The South Pole of India"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
People do the same wonder whenever hear about Kanyakumari the Cape Comorian. The city is very small touching the Indian Ocean offers a lot for travelers. The place welcomes tourists from around the globe through ought the year. But please avoid to go in summer time. Entire Kanyakumari can be explored in one or one and half day.
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Ashish songar

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  • Ashish songar
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"Places like Vivekanand Rock Memorial and Povar Backwaters Shripadmnabhswami Temple in Trivendrum are"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We stayed two days and two nights wherein visited local sight seeing places. We took tickets of a bus cost 175 per head for this service it was a half day tour. In second half we visited Vivekanand Rock Memorial and Mata Temple. There is a Gandhi Stoop Sangam of Three seas and Sunset point.
Next day we hired a AC Car for 2150 as wether was quite humid and visited Suchitram Temple Nagraja Temple Povar Backwaters (Cost of a Boat for family for an hour INR 2000-2500) Kovalam Beach and Shripadmnabhswami Temple in Trivendrum Kerala.
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Ashish songar

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  • Ashish songar
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"Places like Vivekanand Rock Memorial and Povar Backwaters Shripadmnabhswami Temple in Trivendrum are"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We stayed two days and two nights wherein visited local sight seeing places. We took tickets of a bus cost 175 per head for this service it was a half day tour. In second half we visited Vivekanand Rock Memorial and Mata Temple. There is a Gandhi Stoop Sangam of Three seas and Sunset point.
Next day we hired a AC Car for 2150 as wether was quite humid and visited Suchitram Temple Nagraja Temple Povar Backwaters (Cost of a Boat for family for an hour INR 2000-2500) Kovalam Beach and Shripadmnabhswami Temple in Trivendrum Kerala.
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Ashish songar

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  • Ashish songar
  • 6 Reviews
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"Places like Vivekanand Rock Memorial and Povar Backwaters Shripadmnabhswami Temple in Trivendrum are"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We stayed two days and two nights wherein visited local sight seeing places. We took tickets of a bus cost 175 per head for this service it was a half day tour. In second half we visited Vivekanand Rock Memorial and Mata Temple. There is a Gandhi Stoop Sangam of Three seas and Sunset point.
Next day we hired a AC Car for 2150 as wether was quite humid and visited Suchitram Temple Nagraja Temple Povar Backwaters (Cost of a Boat for family for an hour INR 2000-2500) Kovalam Beach and Shripadmnabhswami Temple in Trivendrum Kerala.
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Suraj Sabat

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  • Suraj Sabat
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 27 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
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"Trip to Southern Most Place-Cape Comorin"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Roads are really nice to this place, if you are going from Bangalore its only NH 44 .. Also the east coast road from Rameshwaram is too good with very few bumps. This place is just perfect to view sunrise and sunset from view tower and sunset point respectively. Do visit Vivekananda rock Memorial, Mayapuri Wax Museum, pier built after tsunami.
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Arun yadav

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  • Arun yadav
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"Very Good Place."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This place is very pleasant & religious place in a life one time visit this place because here three sea merge is called Triveni sang-um very good sea wave view and second place swami Vivekananda rock memorial this world beautiful place, third place temple.
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Ashish Gupta

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  • Ashish Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Serene beauty awaits here"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We reached Kanyakumari by train. It is well connected by rail and roads. We can see a lot of old houses and architectural monument such as churches, cathedral all due to impressive Christian population. The city is clean and is serene to watch plateaus on one side and vast blue sea at the opposite. It is probably the only place in India where we can see the sunrise as well as sunset.
Vivekanand rock and the Devi Mandir next to it is as amazing as it can be. Also there is a Parvati goddess Mandir to visit and seek her blessings.
Weather is typical Indian subcontinental but the endless breeze makes it up for the travellers.
The food can be a tricky part as it is flooded with south Indian dishes, but there are few who serve north Indian foods as well.
It's a 1 day affair or 2 here as we can hop to other close places such as Rameshwaram, Kodaikanal, Munnar, Thiruvananathpuram. So it is a gateway for a lot s if fun and travelling opportunity.
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Dinesh Rangasamy

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  • Dinesh Rangasamy
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"Good miring"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kanyakumari is very popular tourist spot. Famous for sunrise, historic vivenkanda manadabam and thiruvallur statue. Located in junction of three sea. Early morning seashore filled with huge crowed to see sunrise. There are lot of spot to enjoy
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