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Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Kanyakumari

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Attractions in Kanyakumari

Last Updated on February 8, 2022 by Journal Fact

Situated at India’s southernmost end and enclosed by three major water bodies, Kanyakumari is unquestionably one of the most tranquil and stunning places to visit in Tamil Nadu. This beautiful coastal town holds a magnificent blend of culture, history and scenic beauty. From historical forts to majestic temples to pristine beaches and museums, this town never fails to amaze tourists with its rustic beauty and spectacular views.

Kanyakumari remains well-connected with almost every major Indian city by air, rail or road. If you plan to arrive at the town by air, Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest option (89 km away). You can easily book an affordable airport taxi from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari.

Top places to visit in Kanyakumari

The countless spots to visit in Kanyakumari made it emerge as one of the famous tourist destinations for globetrotters. The architectural monuments and structures in Kanyakumari remain influenced by Jainism, Hinduism, and Christianity, and the churches, temples, palaces and beaches are some prominent places to see in Kanyakumari.

If you are planning for a long holiday or quick weekend getaway to this beautiful coastal city, here is a list of popular tourist spots in Kanyakumari.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Located on a small island, this Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the top tourist attractions in Kanyakumari. Popularly known as the site where Swami Vivekananda gained enlightenment, this famous rock memorial was constructed to commemorate Swami Vivekananda in 1970.

Here you can witness a statue of Vivekananda in one of the inner enclosures and separate Dhyan Mandap (meditation hall), where you can sit peacefully to meditate for some time.

Thiruvalluvar Statue

If you are a history lover, as well as an architecture buff, this monumental Thiruvalluvar statue adjacent to Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a must-visit. Dedicated to a famous Tamil poet and philosopher, Thiruvalluvar, this 133-foot statue stands soaring on a 38-foot-tall pedestal.

While the pedestal symbolises the 38 chapters of integrity in his literature masterpiece Thirukkural, the statue’s altitude represents the 133 chapters of the same book. The place holds immense historical and architectural significance, and is a top tourist spot in Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari Beach

Kanyakumari Beach is a rocky coast that presents a fascinating vista of the serene blue waters gushing against the rocks. The golden sand soaked in numerous shades of the rising sun, the breathtaking sunset scenery, the scenic magnificence of the rock monument and the towering statue makes your beach visit a memorable experience.

Bharatmata Temple

The Bharat Mata Temple, also known as the Ramayan Darshan Temple, is an aesthetical and architectural marvel situated in Kanyakumari. The ground floor of this temple remains devoted to the captivating illustrations of the epic, Ramayana, portrayed chronologically along with a thorough description.

Moving on the first floor, you will glimpse a 12-feet-tall brass statue of Bharat Mata and portraits and sculptures of other divinities, including Devi Kanyakumari, which add to the sheer grandeur of this temple and make it a sight to behold.

Thirparappu Waterfall

Thirparappu waterfall, which descends from an altitude of 50-feet, is another breathtaking tourist attraction in Kanyakumari. Apart from soaking in the magnificence of these falls, you can take a rejuvenating dip in the puddle, enjoy a boat ride in the vicinity, and click stunning pictures for your Instagram.

Despite being a small town, Kanyakumari holds many attractions that make your trip memorable. So the next time you plan a quick getaway from Trivandrum, this is the place to be. Just rent a car in Trivandrum with a local driver and get going.

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