The southern tip overlooking three seas

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October - February

Trivandrum International Airport
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Kanyakumari Tourism

Being the southernmost tip of our Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari is renowned for its strategic location. It is at this location that the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean as well as the Arabian Sea converge. Kanyakumari is the only place where you can relish in the beauty of sunset and sunrise in the water bodies in India. It witnesses flocks of tourists who come here for the spiritual position that this location retains. Hence, it has grown as a prime tourist spot spiritually and a day-long excursion from Kerala. 

Kanyakumari shot to fame nationwide as well as at an international level owing to its history related to Swami Vivekananda. It is known that Swami Vivekananda spent a substantial amount of time meditating here. As a result, they have even erected a life-size scaled statue of him at the shoreline, as a tribute to his great personality and his service for the people. The statue is accompanied by a shoreline that is lined with coconut trees and the backdrop of a mountainous landscape. There is definitely something magical about this place that draws them back to this beautiful land again and again. It gives you a peek into the tourism that thrives in Tamil Nadu, with a proportioned mix of the traditional elegance that is interwoven with modernist ambitions. It is a perfect spot for weekend getaways for those who are eagerly counting the days of your weekdays in the mundane work life.


Things to do in Kanyakumari

1.Chitharal Jain Monuments

43 kilometres from city centre

Located atop the Thiruchanattu Malai (hillocks), the Chithara Malai Kovil is renowned f...

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2.Vivekananda Rock Memorial

2 kilometres from city centre

The Vivekananda rock memorial is a location of historical, religious, and a definite sc...

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3.Lord Subramanya Temple

2 kilometres from city centre

Enshrining Lord Subramanya, who is popularly acclaimed as the lord of war and victory, ...

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4.Thiruvalluvar Statue

2 kilometres from city centre

The gigantic statue of Thiruvalluvar is a major tourist attraction in Kanyakumari. Buil...

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5.Kumari Amman Temple

2 kilometres from city centre

Dedicated to Devi Kanya Kumari, this temple is one of the most sacred temples of South ...

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6.Courtallam Falls

98 kilometres from city centre

Kutralam, as it is commonly called is a popular tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. Nest...

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7.Thanumalayan Temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil

11 kilometres from city centre

The Thanumalayan temple is one of the major highlights of the Sunchindram region. It is...

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8.Padmanabhapuram Palace

29 kilometres from city centre

Standing gracefully as an example of ancient architecture, it is one of the finest pres...

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9.Kanyakumari Beach

2 kilometres from city centre

This ancient town of temples is home to some of the prettiest beaches with a view that ...

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10.Vattakottai Fort

5 kilometres from city centre

Built during the reign of Travancore kingdom, the Vattakottai fort was built way back i...

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11.Sanguthurai Beach

12 kilometres from city centre

The palm-lined beach with sand that glistens to the rays of the sun is a popular touris...

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12.Thirparappu Falls

46 kilometres from city centre

The Thirparappu falls is the location where the beauty, that is the Koadaiyar river mak...

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13.Gandhi Mandapam

2 kilometres from city centre

Dedicated to the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi, this memorial is built on the sa...

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14.Wax Museum

1 kilometres from city centre

This wax museum is located at the Baywatch Amusement Park in Kanyakumari and is home to...

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History of Kanyakumari

Like every place, Kanyakumari also has a soul that is filled with a history of its own. According to legends, it is believed that an avatar of Parvati, Kanya was to wed Lord Shiva himself. However, the absence of Lord Shiva prevented such an occasion from taking place. It is believed that the rice grains that were meant to feed the guests remained uncooked and even today people related the rice grain shaped stones to this very story. 

Earlier Kanyakumari was known as Cape Comorin. It is at this strategic location that the Eastern Coastal plains confluence with the Western Coastal Plains. To enjoy the view of this splendid geography with a landscape as beautiful as this, it is recommended that you visit the Triveni Sangam point. Here, there is a famous viewing tower, that gives you an opportunity to have the exquisite view of the scenery and the work of nature.

How to reach

Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest major commute node. But Kanyakumari is the last stop in one of India's longest train route. You can also avail the bus services or book a cab to travel around. 

How to Reach by Flight

Located 67 km from Kanyakumari is the Trivandrum International airport. It is well connected with major airport cities in India and also operates frequent flights to the Middle East, Maldives, Singapore, and Sri Lanka.

How to Reach by Train

The Kanyakumari railway station is well connected with the major cities of India. You can avail taxi services from the station to take you around. 

How to Reach by Bus

The Tamil Nadu and Kanyakumari Transport Corporation have regular buses that ply to and fro the major cities of South India, including Bangalore, Trivandrum, and Chennai.


How to Reach by Road

The routes connecting Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka is well connected with Kanyakumari with roads that are in good shape. You even have the option to avail a taxi or enjoy yourselves a long ride along the beautiful landscape.

How to travel within

The most convenient option to travel within the town to book a taxi that can take you to the required destinations.

There are auto rickshaws and buses also available that will take you from the station to the city in just INR 15.

Restaurants and eateries

Being a coastal region, the local cuisine here include freshly caught fishes garnished with the rich South Indian spices. The must-try south Indian delicacy here includes dosa, sambar, chutney, vada, Kesari, upma, Pongal, and payasam.

Some of the favored dining spots among tourists include:


  • Hotel Saravana
  • Sangam Restaurant
  • Hotel Sea view
  • Archana Restaurant



Being a regular tourist spot, there are many options available to choose your accommodation from. 

  • Golden Nest Homestay
  • Hotel Jebasakthy
  • Hotel Chithira
  • Hotel Sangam
  • Hotel Sridevi
  • New Cape Hotel
  • Hotel Sun Park



Kanyakumari Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Visit Gandhi memorial and Vattakottai Fort
  • Visit Bhagvathy Amman temple 
  • Make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.
  • Enjoy an evening stroll along the Kanyakumari beach with a view of the sunset

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