Kanyakumari is the land that whispers its stories to the three seas, the land where you can witness the sunset and moonrise simultaneously, and the land that is blessed with divinity and spirituality. Situated on the southernmost tip of India, this small town is a perfect tourist destination to visit in the season of mulled wine, hot chocolate, and cozy wear. 

So come along. Let’s explore the top 5 places to visit in Kanyakumari.

Kumari Amman Temple
Kanyakumari Temple
Kumari Amman Temple

Commence your tour of his quaint city by seeking the blessings of Kumari Amman. Being one of the 108 Shakti Peeths, the significance of this temple can be understood by the fact that the town itself is named after it. Set on the coast surmounting the beach, this temple is Kanyakumari’s one of the architectural marvels.

Faith and the incomparable allure of its sunrise and sunset draw thousands of devotees and travelers to this place every year. Come here with your family and spend the day submerged in spirituality. Walk on the shore and contemplate each and every moment passing by. Feel blessed and feel alive.

  •  Famous For– Divinity, Architecture, Scenic location 
  • Entrance Fee– No fee for this place of worship 
  • Visiting Time– 4:30 am to 12:30 pm and then from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
  • Visit Duration- 1 to 2 hr 
  • Interesting Fact– The Nose Ring worn by the goddess is the prime attraction of this temple. The sparkle of this jewel is said to have misled many sailors into thinking that the temple was a lighthouse.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Undeniably Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the most popular places to see in Kanyakumari. This beautiful architectural edifice set overlooking the mighty Indian Ocean off the shore of Kanyakumari, is a treat for the photographers. Built to pay homage to the great saint and Indian leader, Swami Vivekanand, it has his life-sized bronze statue.

The history buffs can spend some quality time here amidst the books in the library and become enlightened just like swami vivekananda did before attending the world religious conference. So come here and feel the tranquillity of this place. Indulge in some me time and rejuvenate. 

Suchindram Temple
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Suchindram Temple

Suchindram Temple is one of the very rare temples that gives its visitors a chance to worship the holy trinity- Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Brahma. So needless to say that a trip to Kanyakumari would be incomplete without visiting this temple. What makes this temple even more indispensable on a trip is the humongous statue of Lord Hanuman.

Carved out of a single block of granite rock, this statue is one of the primary attractions of this temple.No doubt that the temple has quite a high divine appeal but its architectural excellence is also something worth noting. The Alankara Mandapam of the temple has 4 pillars that when stuck create various musical notes. This adds to another remarkable feature of the temple.

  •  Famous For– The trinity, architecture, musical pillars, and 22 feet tall Lord Hanuman Statue 
  • Entrance Fee– No fee for this place of worship 
  • Visiting Time– 4:30 am to 11:30 pm and then from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm 
  • Visit Duration- 2 to 3 hrs 
  • Interesting Fact– This temple is also known as Sthanumalayan Perumal Temple. Named after the deity Sri Sthanumalayan which represents Sthanu-Lord Shiva, Mal Lord Vishnu, and Aya- Lord Brahma.
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Kanyakumari Tourist Places
Padmanabhapuram Palace

A fine example of art and craftsmanship, Padmanabhapuram Palace is an important part of the heritage of Kanyakumari. Situated on the foothills of Veli hills, this wooden palace is known for its quiet charms.

With intricate floral carvings on the columns, the immaculate murals on the walls and ceilings, the beautiful royal chairs, the mahogany musical bow, the windows of colored mica, fish carvings, and hanging brass lanterns, each and every corner of this palace is brimming with historical object dart. So travelers do visit this fine specimen of Thiruvantapurma and get immersed in the fine era of the historical past.

  •  Famous For– Architecture and Serene location 
  • Entrance Fee– INR-10 for adults, INR-2 for children, Camera- INR 25, Video camera INR 1000 
  • Visiting Time– 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tuesday to Sunday), It remains closed on Monday and National Holidays. 
  • Visit Duration- 2 to 3 hrs 
  • Interesting Fact– The Dabur Hall inside the palace is a rare architectural feat. It is quite a shiny black floor made of a combination of egg white, jaggery, lime, burnt coconut, and river sand.
Thiruvalluvar Statue
Kanyakumari Statue
Thiruvalluvar Statue

An alluring specimen of architecture, set off the coast of Kanyakumari amidst the turbulent ocean, is the statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar, a revered Tamil philosopher, and writer. This statue is one of the pride of Kanyakumari and is a famous tourist destination. It appeals charismatically to the photographers because of its immaculate sculpting and oceanic background while the families can have a gala time here because of the boat ride and the windy atmosphere. This statue symbolizes that prosperity and pleasures can be earned and enjoyed when the base of virtue is solid and strong. And it definitely stands true to this because it remained unscathed by the tsunami of 2004.

  • Famous For– Architecture, Symbolism and Great location 
  • Entrance Fee-No entry fee but the ferry ride to this place cost Rs 20 per person
  • Visiting Time– 8:00 am to 4:00pm 
  • Visit Duration- 2 to 3 hrs 
  • Interesting Fact- One can witness the confluence of the three seas- the bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean from the statue. This site is capable of bringing out the enigmatic child in you and you can’t help but just marvel at the magnificence of nature.

Blessed with architectural masterpieces, set against the beautiful sceneries painted by the ocean and mother nature, Kanyakumari should be on the list of must-visit locations of every traveler. This town speaks leaps and bounds of the rich past of Indian culture and celebrates it in every aspect. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and come to Kanyakumari!

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  1. Shankaregowda

    It is good for me to visit the best

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