Situated in Suchindram, Thanumalay temple is also known as Sthanumalayan Kovil is the sacred shrine dedicated to Trimuthis (Bramha, Vishnu and Shiva). The beautiful temple was renovated in the 17th century, and its inscriptions date back to the 9th century. This beautiful temple represents great architectural magnificence. One of the major highlights of this temple is the four musical pillars carved out of a single stone placed in the alankara mandapam area.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 12 km
Sanguthurai Beach is one of the calmest yet cleanest beaches that you should go to, during your visit to Kanyakumari. Sanguthurai Beach is located in the southernmost part of India, and you can feel the fierce power of the Indian Ocean there.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 16 km
Padmanabhapuram Palace in Tamil Nadu is one of the most exquisite palaces of India that symbolize the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the country that has been around for many centuries aptly. This was the capital city of the erstwhile Travancore Empire and has been a true standing symbol of the region's history.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 39 km
Also known as the Mathoor Hanging Trough, the Mathoor Aqueduct is located in the Vilavancode Taluk of the Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu. This one-kilometre long trough is amongst the longest and tallest trough bridges that can be found all across the continent, and this grand aqueduct was constructed in 1966 over the Parazhiyar River to facilitate the agricultural development of the area.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 51 km
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These monuments and temples are an effigy to the diversity of the culture and the religions existing in harmony in India. Sitharal Jain Monuments are one of these culturally rich monuments. Almost every day, you can see people who are traveling to Sitharal Jain Monuments to honor their gods and values.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 53 km
Lined with beautiful coconut groves, a vast coastline and indigo blue waters, Thengapattinam Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Kanyakumari. The beach is the convergence spot of Tamiraparani River with the mighty Arabian Sea. The shores get very crowded during the peak seasons owing to the picturesque beauty and environment.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 54 km
Located at a distance of about 55 kilometres from Kanyakumari, the cascading waters of the Thirparappu Falls make up for an enchanting sight. This waterfall is a manmade one and falls from a height of 50 feet. The water collects in a quaint pool below which is an ideal place to frolick around, especially for children. The falls are surrounded by thick green foliage and indigenous fauna, which make it a nature lover's paradise.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 62 km
Known For : Poovar Beach Thirparappu Falls Vizhinjam
Poovar is a small rustic town situated 27 kms from Thiruvananthapuram with unspoilt, unexplored golden sand beaches and beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Also known as a fishing village, the tranquil Poovar island lies between the Arabian Sea and the Neyyar River. Hiring a boat, (especially during the sunset)that will take you through the mangrove forest of backwaters is a must-do activity.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 70 km
Best Time: August to March
Known For : Kovalam Beach Halcyon Castle Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple
Kovalam is an idyllic coastal town located around 13 km from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Famous for its three adjacent crescent-shaped shallow water and low tidal beaches, Kovalam is dotted with resorts and ayurvedic massage centres. Earlier a fishing village, Kovalam started attracting tourists in the 1930s and shot to fame in the hippie epoch of 1970s. It still sees the influx of tourists from Israel and Europe.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 86 km
Best Time: September to March
Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is one of the most esteemed religious places of south India. Located right on the beach of Tuticorin District, it attracts millions of devotees over the year paying respect to the in-house deity of Lord Murugan, the Tamil version of Lord Kartikeya. The temple has a very interesting history rooted in the legend of Lord Murugan's first battle, which was also the purpose of his birth.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 129 km
Lord Subramanya Temple is one of the most interesting temples to visit when in India. The never ending pillars and countless towers give it a magnificent look. Lord Subramanya Temple is one of the many places in India, where you could get a taste of the wonderful things that await for you there.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 21 km
Known For : Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Padmanabhaswamy Temple Poovar Island
Offering an appealing blend of a strongly rooted heritage and a nostalgic colonial legacy, the city of Trivandrum has an exceptional vibe to it. Despite being the capital of Kerala, the city has, quite astonishingly, managed to keep itself far removed from the ruthless aura that generally surrounds a capital city. Built upon seven hills, this city has long since left the days when it was only used by seafaring explorers behind - today, Trivandrum is a swanky metropolis with a quaint urban charm and plenty of scenic places to visit.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 82 km
Best Time: October to February
Located on the foothills of the Western Ghats, Ambasamudram is a taluk in the region famous for the ancient Kasibanathaswamy and Lrishnaswamy Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu respectively. The Manjolai Hills, the Kalakad Mundanthuria Tiger Reserve and the Tea Plantations also draw tourists in large numbers.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 98 km
Known For : Shenbaga Falls Five Falls Main Falls
Kutrallam is a perfect getaway for those who want to be connected with nature and get lost in the penchant of spirituality. It is a small town of Tamil Nadu located in its Tirunelveli District perched at an elevation of 167 m on the Western Ghats.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 127 km
Best Time: July to March
Known For : Water Sports in Varkala Varkala Beach Edava Beach
Varkala is a coastal town in the southern part of Kerala known for the unique 15m high 'Northern Cliff' adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is popular for its hippie culture, shacks on the cliff serving great seafood and playing global music and the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru. Varkala is also known for Jardana Swami Temple, also known as Dakshin Kashi.
Distance from Kanyakumari: 136 km
Best Time: Throughout the year