7 Most popular Tourist places to visit in Kanyakumari
The southernmost tip of Indian subcontinent, Kanyakumari is the southern boundary of Indian mainland. Surrounded by Arabic sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal and its localized near the Western Ghats. Kanyakumari is the city of ancient Mythologies, Religious, culture and art. Thousands of tourists who visit South India also visit Kanyakumari tourism. It is one of the romantic places for Couples and Devotional palace for devotees. One of the most attractive places which crowns Kanyakumari tourism, is that one can experience the sunrise and the sunset from the same place. Even in a particular day of April or May, the Sun set and the Moon rise can be seen at the same time.
There is Numbers of tourist places here to visit out of which I’m listing a few that attract the tourist and the most common places to visit in Kanyakumari
1. Vivekananda Rock memorial
Vivekananda rock memorial is the most common tourist places to visit in Kanyakumari Tourism. It is located in two rock about 500mt (Appx.) from the mainland. The Memorial is constructed in the year 1970 to honor Swami Vivekananda who meditated on the rock in the year 1892 and attained elucidation.
There are thousands of tourists who visit this attraction of Kanyakumari during their Kanyakumari tourism. Visiting Time is 9.am to 4.pm (All days), Entry Fee is Rs. 35/- per person for normal ticket Rs. 135/- per person for special ticket. Duration taken to visit this place is 2 to 3 hours
2. Thiruvalluvar statue
Boating facility for this tourist places in Kanyakumari is available from Vivekananda rock memorial once you completed the execution of Vivekananda rock memorial you can visit to Thiruvalluvar statue it’s a huge statue in the Triveni Sangam from where you can see the marge of Arabic sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. This statue’s sculpture completed in the year 2000, since then this is been one of the most tourist places to visit in Kanyakumari. Visiting Time is 9.am to 4.pm (All days), Entry Fee is included in the Vivekananda rock memorial entry fee and Duration taken to visit this place is 2 to 3 hours (including Vivekananda rock memorial entry)
3. Gandhi memorial
Gandhi Mandabam is one of the most tourist places to visit in Kanyakumari. It is constructed in the year 1956, this is the place where Gandhiji’s ashes has been kept for public to homage before the immersion in the Triveni Sangam. Gandhi memorial is designed in such a way that on Gandhi Jayanthi i.e on 2nd of October every year, in the noon the sun rays fall on the same place where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi has been kept before immersion. Visiting Time is 7 am to 7 pm (All days), there is no entry fee to visit this Kanyakumari tourism, Duration taken to visit this place is 30 minutes
4. Triveni Sangam
Triveni Sangam the most popular places to visit in Kanyakumari, is the marge of Arabic Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. Devotees and other tourist who visit to South India Tourism also visit to this place. There is no Specific time to visit this tourist attraction in Kanyakumari as it is an open place near the beach.
5. Sunrise / Sunset point
The picture perfect sunrise and sunset point is a must visit palace in Kanyakumari. Even though there are number of places where you can see the sunrise and sunset but Kanyakumari is one of the countable place where the sunrise and sunset is the breathtaking experience. And also one can witness the sunset and the moon rise at a sometime on the full moon day of May. Time to visit this place is Depends on sun set and sunrise of each day you can come to know the timings from you Kanyakumari tour operator or the Hotel where you stay in Kanyakumari.
6. Suchindram Temple
Suchindram temple or Thanumalai swami temple is about 15km from Kanyakumari railway station and it is one of the frequent tourist visit place in Kanyakumari. The main god of this temple is Thanumalai Swamy, is one of the thri-moorthi incarnation. “Thanu” means Brahma “Mal” means Vishnu and “Ayan” means Shiva. This is one of the devotional places in Kanyakumari which is always included in the list of places to visit in Kanyakumari by devotees.
7. Padmanabhapuram palace
Padmanabhapuram palace is about 38 km from Kanyakumari on the way to Trivandrum. The palace is a magnificent art of wooden Kerala indigenous architecture. Even though the palace is located within the boundary of State Tamilnadu but it is till administrated by the Archeological department of Kerala Government. Padmanabhapuram Palace is one of the places to visit in Kanyakumari as its one of the local Kanyakumari Tourism. Visiting Time is 9.am to 4.pm (All days of the week Except Monday and Government holidays), Entry Fee is Rs. 20/- per person. Duration taken to visit this place is 1 to 2 hours.
There are number of tour operators in Kanyakumari who offers you best places to visit in Kanyakumari at a very reasonable rate. You can book you Kanyakumari tour packages online also.