Places To Visit In Kanyakumari

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Here are the top 23 tourist attractions to see in Kanyakumari:

1. Thirparappu Falls

Must visit 4.3 /5

45 km
from city center
1 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Located at a distance of about 55 kilometres from Kanyakumari, the cascading waters of the Tirparappu Falls make up for an enchanting sight. This waterfall is a manmade one and falls from a height of 50 feet.

2. Kanyakumari Beach

4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Located in the southernmost part of India, Kanyakumari beach with its beautiful hue-changing beaches, the confluence of three water bodies: Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea. Miraculously, here you can see that the water of three seas does not mix, you can distinguish between the turquoise blue, deep blue, and sea green waters of the three seas, though the colors keep changing with the season and the day's weather.

3. Vivekananda Rock Memorial

4.5 /5 View 9+ photos

2 km
from city center
3 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a well-known tourist monument placed in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari, India. The memorial stands on one of the two rocks, about 500 metres away from India's southern most tip. It was constructed in honour of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on this rock. 

4. Thanumalayan Temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil

3.6 /5

11 km
from city center
4 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

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.

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5. Thiruvalluvar Statue

4.3 /5 View 8+ photos

2 km
from city center
5 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Dedicated to the accomplished philosopher and poet Thiruvalluvar, this beautiful statue finds itself on a small island near Kanyakumari. Thiruvalluvar was the author of a legendary work in the world of Literature, Tirukkural, the classic Tamil text. In his devotion, the work for the statue started in 1990 and continued till 1999, during the year in which the figure finally got completed.

6. Kumari Amman Temple

3.7 /5

8 km
from city center
6 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Kumari Amman Temple is one place in Kanyakumari with a lot of cultural significance in Kanyakumari. This magnificent temple is situated on the coast surmounting the beach and thousands of vacationers come here creating very big queues. A word of caution: unless you are a Hindu you will not be permitted to enter Kumari Amman Temple even for sightseeing.

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7. Padmanabhapuram Palace

Must visit 4.3 /5 View 13+ photos

29 km
from city center
7 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Padmanabhapuram Palace is one of the most exquisite palaces of India that symbolize the rich and diverse cultural heritage of India that has been around for many centuries aptly.

8. Lord Subramanya Temple

3.3 /5

16 km
from city center
8 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

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.

9. Wax Museum

3.3 /5

17 km
from city center
9 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

The Wax Museum is definitely is one of its kind Museum that stands above the rest in terms of creativity. It is situated in Kanyakumari region in the city of Baywatch.

10. Vattakottai Fort

3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
10 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Vattakottai Fort, which translates to the 'Circular Fort' is a seaside fort near Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India. The fort is largely made of granite blocks and today, a part of the fort even extends into the sea. The Fort is now a protected site under the Indian Archaeological Department and a major renovation of the fort was undertaken recently by the Department.

11. Courtallam Falls

3.3 /5

98 km
from city center
11 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Set in the midst of a Panchayat town in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, the Courtallam falls are renowned in the state for its enormity as well as ferocity. At an elevation of 160 metres (520 feet), the cascade towers above its green surroundings and magnificent hillside.

12. Sanguthurai Beach

3.3 /5

12 km
from city center
12 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

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.

13. Chitharal Jain Monuments

3.3 /5

42 km
from city center
13 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Chitharal Jain 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.

14. Gandhi Mandapam

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Gandhi Mandapam is built near the famous Anna University. Gandhi Mandapam is one of the greatest monuments that you can look at when you go to India. The Gandhi Mandapam was erected to honor the world famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi.

15. Mathur Aqueduct

38 km
from city center
15 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Also known as the Mathoor Hanging Trough, the Mathoor Aqueduct is amongst the longest and tallest trough bridges that can be found all across the continent. This trough bridge gets its name from Mathoor, which is a small village located near the aqueduct.

16. Our Lady of Ransom Church

2 km
from city center
16 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Our Lady of Ransom Church is a famous Catholic Church built in dedication to Mother Mary. A brilliant example of Gothic architecture, the church was built during the 15th century and looks breathtakingly beautiful against the blue lashing waves of the ocean behind it.

17. Sothavilai Beach

9 km
from city center
17 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

The Sothavilai Beach is one of the most famous beaches that can be found in the entire district of Kanyakumari. The beach stretches to over 4 kilometres, which makes it one of the longest natural beaches in the entire state, and the views that this attraction offers cannot be put into words.

18. Sunset Point, Kanyakumari

1 km
from city center
18 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Watching the sunset at the southernmost tip of India is a sight to behold. Kanyakumari is at the confluence of the Indian ocean, Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal. It's the only place in India where you can see both the sunrise and sunset at the same spot. 

19. Tsunami Monument

2 km
from city center
19 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

A one of its kind structure, the Tsunami Monument is a unique monument that is located near the southern shore of Kanyakumari. It was built in the memory of all those thousands of people who died in the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that shook the entire nation on 26 December in 2004.

20. View Tower

1 km
from city center
20 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Undoubtedly one of the places that offer the best scenic views and sceneries of the clear blue seas and the never-ending sky that meets it at infinity.

21. St Xavier Church

15 km
from city center
21 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Built by St Francis Xavier in the 1600s, the St. Xavier Church is a famous historical structure of great religious importance that is located in Kottar of Nagercoil. The church enjoys great fame and respect, on account of the fact that miracles have been observed to happen here since times immemorial.

22. Adikesava Perumal Temple

40 km
from city center
22 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

The Adikesavaperumal Temple is situated in Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. One of the 108 divya desams devoted to Vishnu, this temple is also referred to as the Srirangam of Chera Kingdom. Surrounded by rivers Kothai, Pahrali and Thamirabarani on three sides, Vishnu rests in this temple in a reclining position on this sacred land.

23. Mandaikadu Bhagavathi Temple

49 km
from city center
23 out of 23
places to visit in Kanyakumari

Mandaikadu Bhagavathi Temple, previously Mondaicaud Bhagavathi Temple, is a renowned temple near Colachel in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. Built in Kerala's traditional temple architectural-style, it lies near the seashore. A unique feature of this temple is its' presiding deity - an ant hill with five heads, standing at a tall 15 feet. The local belief is that the ant hill grows gradually. It is also referred to as 'Women's Sabarimala'.

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How much does a package cost for Kanyakumari?

The packages for Kanyakumari start at INR 6768 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Kanyakumari?

The top sightseeing places in Kanyakumari are Thirparappu Falls, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thanumalayan Temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kumari Amman Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace.

How can I commute within Kanyakumari?

Most people travel around Kanniyakumari using a hired vehicle. Auto-rickshaws (tuk tuks) are available, along with buses. Buses are about Rs15 from the station to the point, and Rs 7.5 from the bus station to the point.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Kanyakumari?

Day 1: Reach Kanyakumari by evening, check-in at the hotel and relax.
Day 2:Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Vattakottai fort, an 18-century marvel which offers the scenery of sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other. Visit Triveni Sangam: The southern most tip of India, which offers the beautiful confluence of three seas- Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. You can also visit the View Tower to enjoy the panoramic view of this site. Later, take a ferry to Thiruvalluvar statue, which is located on a small island 400 m away from the shore. Later, visit Vivekananda Memorial in the evening to enjoy the marvellous landscape of sun setting in the sea. Back to hotel. Dinner and rest at the hotel.
Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the hotel for the local sightseeing around the city. Visit St. Xavier's church. Visit Thanumalyan temple in Suchindram, where trinity is worshipped. Visit Our lady of Ransom Church, one of the famous church in Kanyakumari. Spend the evening at the beaches of Kanyakumari. Back to hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4: Check-out from the hotel. You can also visit the famous waterfalls that are located on the outskirts of Kanyakumari- Thiruparrapu falls, Olakavuri waterfalls, Mankayam waterfalls, Pazhaya waterfalls, are some of the famous waterfalls around Kanyakumari.
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