10 MUST See Places in Kanyakumari
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We welcome you to know about the allure charming town in Tamil Nadu attracts hordes of tourists all the year round. Kanyakumari one of the best place to see sunrise and sunset – Southernmost city of Indian Peninsula. Kanyakumari is one of the coastal towns in Tamil Nadu. A place where Arabian sea, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal unite together. The people who love travel and passionate to explore new places will find Kanyakumari as their favorite spot.

10 MUST See Places in Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Panoramic view of Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Photo by Saief Mondal

Feeling mesmerizing at the last point of India…! Situated at the Sangam of three oceans. The Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal meet here. Can feel the mighty waves and the sea wind. The Ferry ride takes you to the spot. It is a small island having Swami Vivekananda statue – a famous saint born and brought up in  India who attained enlightenment in 1892. You get blissful experience while you sit and meditate in the  Dhyana Mandapam (meditation hall). It is just magnificent. The ocean view is incredible, and you can see the water bodies from all sides. It is Rare feeling, far from the shore. With calmness surrounded by the roaring sea. Can’t explain, but one should feel!

Opening Hours:  8 AM to 4 PM on all days.

Entry Ticket: 10 per head.

Thiruvalluvar Statue

Photo of Thiruvalluvar Statue
Photo by Sudar Raman

Magnificent and most beautiful structures statue of Thiruvalluvar – Tamil philosopher, poet author of Thirukkural. It is Very near to Vivekananda Memorial Rock. The same ferry carries you with no extra cost. A beautiful iconic place of Kanyakumari and you will be at the tip of India. Remarkably captured the beauty of Tirukkural. This statue was built in 2000, and it is 133 feet tall – This 133 feet resemblance of Thirukural 133 chapters.

Opening Hours: 8 AM to 4 PM on all days

Ticket Cost: A single ticket includes a round trip to both the rock memorial and this statue.

Bhagavathy Amman Temple

Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Photo by RKS Murugan

Goddess Devi Kanyakumari is an incarnation of Lord Parvathi in the form of an adolescent girl child more than 2500 years old. It is 51 Shakti Peetam amongst 108 Shakti peethas in India. Devi is adorned with two real diamonds nose pin which shines too bright is the most remarkable feature of this temple. In earlier days when there were no lighthouse sailors reach safely with that nose pin shines. The temple is a full rock structure. Stone carvings are wonderful here.  No artificial electric light was surrounding the goddess, only oil candles which increases the beauty of the place.

Dress Code: Men not allowed to wear Shirts or banians inside the temple.

Opening Hours: 4:30 AM to 12:30 PM; 4 PM to 8 PM on all days.

Entry Fee: No Entry fee, however for fast darshan ticket is INR 20 / 50.

Our Lady of Ransom Church

Photo of Our Lady of Ransom Church
Photo by Anirudha Pandit

The gothic style of architecture more than 100-year-old Church When entering the church one can see a beautiful statue of Mother Mary got from Italy and clad in a saree like in most churches and a little Cross on the altar. The Mother Mary statue situated in the old Church and is from Rome and is the main attraction of this church. It is 153 feet high and is crowned with a cross of pure gold. At present, the church is being renovated.

Opening Hours:  (office hours ) 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.

Kanyakumari Beach

Birds eye view of Kanyakumari Beach
Photo by Shailendra Singh

Located at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea this picturesque beach features amongst the favorite places to visit in Kanyakumari. The differently colored sand, stunning sunrise and sunset views at this beach, the lighthouse and Vivekananda memorial in the backdrop makes for some superb picture-perfect moments. The sea here is roaring with big and strong waves, and the beach is always windy, a cool gale wind keeps on passing you.

Opening Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM on all days.

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Mayapuri Wonder Wax Museum

Wax Statutes of Dr. Manmohan Singh, Dr. Abdul Kalaam at Mayapuri Wonder Wax Museum
Photo by Hitesh Rawal

The wax sculptures of the famous personalities around the world. This is first wax museum opened in Dec 2005. The Statues of Hollywood characters are awed fantastic one here. Then there is a room full of 3D painting. Have some picture clicking fun in the gallery and room

Opening Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM on all day.

Entry Ticket: 200 per head.

Swami Vivekananda Statue, Eknathji Samadhi

Swami Vivekananda Statue
Photo by Rajesh SV

This place is so serene and peaceful, during the rainy season peacocks are roaming freely around. The architecture and design of this place of so beautiful and well built. You will get a mesmerizing experience. This is a must visit site if you go to Kanyakumari ‘Swami Vivekananda Statue at Vivekanandapuram Beach Road. Nice garden and water surrounding the Statue Mandapam. Opposite to Swamiji Statue, Ma. Eknathji, Founder of Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vivekananda Kendra Samadhi. Very Peaceful place.’

Opening Hours: up to 7 PM on all days.

Gandhi Mandapam

Outside view of Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam
Photo by Weird Productions

Build in Orissa Style of Architecture. Displays photography exhibition of the entire life history of Mahatma Gandhi and has a very rare picture of Gandhi Ji along with famous personalities. The rooftop of Gandhi Mandapam is a fantastic place to see Thiruvalluvar statue, Vivekananda Memorial Rock. The Oceanview is much more pleasant from Gandhi Mandapam. Sunlight falls precisely on Gandhi’s ashes sat spot in every anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday – October 2nd.

Opening Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM on all days.

Entry Fee: No entry fee.

Vattakottai Fort

Photo of Vattakottai Fort
Photo by TechMallu Ji

It was built to defend its territory from naval attacks. Old era fort has a water body in the center resembling a pool. Otherwise provides views of the Indian Ocean at all sides. One needs to climb and walk around to explore all four sides. A garden is maintained.

Opening Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM on all days.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.

Sree Thanumalayan Temple – Suchindram

View of Suchindram Temple from outside
Photo by Venkatesh Bhat

This temple is also called as Sthanumalayan having all Thrimoorthy  (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva ) at one place. Majestic architecture gopuram towers, stone carving, musical pillars adding more beauty to this temple. Here you can see 22 feet height Hanuman statue – one of the highest hanuman statue in the country. The 18-feet high musical posts carved out of a single granite stone constitute a significant attraction.

Dress Code: Males have to remove upper body clothes. Girls wearing short skirts denied entry.

Opening Hours: 4.30 AM to 11.30 AM, 5 PM to 8.30 PM on all days.

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee.

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BONUS TIPS for a pleasant journeyTips

  1. This is a sunny place – have the best sunscreen lotion and wear socks to protect your feet from the heat.
  2. The last boat to the Vivekananda rocks leaves at 4 PM. So plan and be there before 3 PM so that you will have sufficient time to buy the tickets and board the boat.
  3. You cannot see the sunset and sunrise if the sky is cloudy. Choose a bright day to visit Kanyakumari. Set the alarm and wake up early. Don’t miss the sunrise.
  4. It is advisable to go to the sunrise point on the beach to get a good view of the sunrise in Kanyakumari. It is a very tiny area not much fun to bath and swims. It is very rocky also. However, the view from the beach is spectacular.
  5. If you are a Kerala Government employee or Central Government employee, you can get a considerable discount and stay in Kerala Guest House in Kanyakumari facing the beach.

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