Kanyakumari Tourism

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Tushar khunte

Tushar khunte5.0/5

3 reviews

Amazing place

Its amazing experience to visit the Kanykumari, Seasore look is beautiful to watch. Before going for Boat which takes to Vivekananda Memorial,I & wife had lunch near to the entrance of boating office. We are really hungry & want to have some stomach full food. I forgot the name but it is a Marwadi Bhojanalaya. We ordered normal Thali which come with two bhajji, dal, chapattis, papad & all other normal thalli stuff. The reason to mention here the waiter said its unlimited in 100/- INR. Surprise & we found very tasty food there, no any side effects. The Memorial experience is as expected very nice, we come here to celebrate our 09th marriage anniversary & wife was very happy to see such an amazing place. We both were surprised that there is one Shiva Temple where Parvati has done some Dhayan. We are very happy to visit Kanyakumari, will try once more to visit.

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Moix Husain

Moix Husain4.3/5

27 reviews

Best for sun rise and sun set

There are many hotel and restaurant at the area. Many temples and religious shrine, basically Kanyakumari is famous for the statue and the temple. But there is a lot to do. Sea food here is cheap, and you can find many shops on the way to beach. You will get room here between 1500 to 2000 easily, there are many hotel which are located at the main coast from where you can see the sunrise and sunset from the hotel itself.

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Kanyakumari Video Reviews

Vey good place. Would recommend  Video Review

Vey good place. Would recommend

Peace, sanctity and sometime with yourself  Video Review

Peace, sanctity and sometime with yourself

Amazing view of sunrise.  Video Review

Amazing view of sunrise.

Sunset point in Kanyakumari-recommend to visit  Video Review

Sunset point in Kanyakumari-recommend to visit

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Very pleasant place to spend time with family

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Vivekananda rock memorial pleasant weather to spen

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Sai Baba temple in the highway. It's quiet n calm

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Superb location to make your day awesome

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View tower,kanyakumari

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View in tower

Kanyakumari Overview

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 inKanyakumari.

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 inKanyakumari. 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.

There is so much to see in Kanyakumari.

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