Kanyakumari Tourism

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Vey good place. Would recommend

Vey good place. Would recommend  Video Review
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Thiruvalluvar Statue

Imran mollah
7th Jan 18

Peace, sanctity and sometime with yourself

Peace, sanctity and sometime with yourself  Video Review
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Siddharth Ajmera
12th Nov 17

Amazing view of sunrise.

Amazing view of sunrise.  Video Review
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Sunrise Point

Siddharth Ajmera
12th Nov 17

Sunset point in Kanyakumari-recommend to visit

Sunset point in Kanyakumari-recommend to visit  Video Review
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Sunset Point

Chinthireddysoumya
10th Jun 17

Very pleasant place to spend time with family

Very pleasant place to spend time with family  Video Review
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Chinthireddysoumya
10th Jun 17

Vivekananda rock memorial pleasant weather to spen

Vivekananda rock memorial pleasant weather to spen  Video Review
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Bharath reddy Chinthireddy
10th Jun 17

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

Sai Baba temple in the highway. It's quiet n calm  Video Review
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Shri Shirdi SaiBaba Aanantha Alayam

Karthik
26th Nov 17

Superb location to make your day awesome

Superb location to make your day awesome  Video Review
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Narsing rao
19th Jul 17

View tower,kanyakumari

View tower,kanyakumari  Video Review
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View Tower

Abhishek Ranjan
28th Dec 17

View in tower

View in tower  Video Review
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View Tower

Ashusonu
28th Dec 17

I am heading to Kanyakumari

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Reasons to go to Kanyakumari

1I Wanted To Travel To All Four Corners In India
I Wanted To Travel To All Four Corners In India

Sachin wanted to visit all corners of India through the Indian Railway network and so he did! He travelled to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India, headed towards Ledo in Assam. Thereon, he boarded a train to Baramulla in the north and he ended his journey with a visit to the last station in West India - Okha. 

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2Enjoy the joining of three oceans and the sunset
Enjoy the joining of three oceans and the sunset

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Kumar says, “Kanyakumari Beach - An awesome place to visit along with family or friends. It is a perfect destination which is the Southernmost tip of India.

HolidayIQ Reviewer A Nirmal Austan adds, “Beautiful Sunset view at Kanyakumari Beach Sunset is a very beautiful

HolidayIQ Reviewer Simha varaprasad says, “I visited this place during my visit to Kerala with my friends for a day trip, this place is awesome with a pleasant atmosphere.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran Bavimani shares, “This is a unique sangamam (joining) of three great oceans. The feel itself is great when you jump on the beach

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3For a picnic by the sunset spot
For a picnic by the sunset spot

HolidayIQ Reviewer Priya Selvan adds, “Perfect spot for short family picnic ... Sunrise and sunset are excellent views here. Thiruvalluvar statue, boating and Vivekananda rock are a must-visit. Baywatch Amusement Park is also nearer to it and a wax museum as well.There are temples on the beach side as well.”

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4For the endless relics the city holds
For the endless relics the city holds

HolidayIQ Reviewer Santhosh Wilson shares, “A Serene Monument and also get a good view of the Sea Located right inside the Kanyakumari town and adjacent to the sea, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial provides calm surroundings to the traveller. The monuments are situated on the spot where the urn containing the Mahatma's ashes was kept for public viewing before immersion in the sea. Another wonderful speciality is the hole in the roof of the monument. It is constructed in such a way that the sun's rays fall inside, on the exact place inside the hall where his ashes were kept. Mahatma Gandhi's life is unveiled through the pictures exhibited in the hall. ”

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5To take a dip in the holy confluence
To take a dip in the holy confluence

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sanjay Pavitran says, “The sunrise and sunset at the same place is the most exciting part of visiting Kanyakumari. ...A dip in the ocean where two seas and one ocean mix is exciting. Do not forget to purchase the seashells handicraft work available in the shops. ”

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Reviews (422)

Umesh nayak

Umesh nayak4.0/5

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Kanyakumari

Reasonably good, if you have time, place to enjoy, relax, people are good and nice arrangements in and around . Food and Shopping: Nothing special I found, foodwise all type of food available, based on our interest we can choose and enjoy . Highlight of the trip: Its worth visiting being a nice place to enjoy.

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Very nice palace inside the sea

Nice place inside the sea. The end of India. Surrounded by Indian ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. We went on a rainy day really the climate was very good. The ferry service was very good and safe. It was a very thrilling trip for us.

Recommended Duration in Kanyakumari

Number of days to spend in Kanyakumari as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

85.7%

3 days

14.3%

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.



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Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari

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Santhosh Wilson

Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari

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Kiran Bavimani

Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari

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Asmita Pradhan

Kanyakumari Temple
Padmanabhapuram Palace , Kanyakumari

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Kiran Bavimani

Padmanabhapuram Palace

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