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    Best time to Visit Kanyakumari: Whole Year

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage,Culture & Festival
    Pilgrimage: Pilgrimage

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of peninsular India.

    Kanyakumari is known for its beautiful breathtaking sunset of Kanyakumari.  And Kanyakumari beaches are also the only beaches in the world where you can experience both sunrise and the sunset. 

    Kanniyakumari was formerly known as Cape Comorin; its current name is derived from the famous Devi Kanya Kumari Temple.

    Kanya Kumari is notable for pilgrimage and tourism. Some of popular attractions are:
       • Vivekananda Rock Memorial
       • Devi Kanyakumari Temple
       • Thanumalayan Temple of Suchindram
       
    Some of the popular beaches in and around Kanyakumari are:
       • Kanyakumari beach
       • Sanguthurai Beach
       • Sothavilai Beach (aka Chothavilai Beach)
       • Thengapattinam Beach 


    Some of the famous festivals in Kanyakumari are:
    • Cape Festival in Kanyakumari is a 3 day festival held in the month of October every year.
    • Feast of Our Lady is 10-day festival is celebrated in December every year. 


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    Kanyakumari Temple / Bhagvaty Amman Temple

    Entry Fees :₹ Free Time To Visit :4:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 4 PM to 8 PM

    Devi Kanyakumari Temple is located near the sea and is dedicated to the goddess Parvathi as a virgin. It is popularly known as Bhagvaty Temple. The Goddess is believed to be the one who removes the rigidity of our mind, devotees usually feel the tears in their eyes or even inside their mind when they pray to the goddess in devotion and contemplation. This temple is among the 108 revered Shakti Peethas of the world. The temple is opened for darshan from 4:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 4 PM to 8 PM. The temple entry is restricted to Hindus.
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      Vivekananda Rock Memorial

      Entry Fees :₹ 20 Time To Visit :8 am to 4 pm

      Vivekananda Rock Memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters east off mainland of Vavathurai, India's southernmost tip. This small rock island can be reached by a ferry and consists of two main structures. The Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam. Vivekananda Rock Memorial was built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock.
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        Mahatma Gandhi Memorial / Gandhi Mandapam

        Entry Fees :₹ Free Time To Visit :7 am to 7 pm

        Mahatma Gandhi Memorial was constructed at a place on the seashore, where his ashes were kept for public darshan before immersion in the sea. The Mandapam built on this place is designed in such a way that on Gandhi's birthday (ie 2nd October), the rays of the sun, through a hole on the roof, falls exactly on the place where his ashes were kept.
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          Thanumalayan Temple of Suchindram

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          Thanumalayan Temple of Suchindram was built in the 17th century and is famous for its sculptures and its quality of workmanship. The 22 feet Hanuman statue, carved of a single granite block can be seen just outside the temple. The Hanuman statue was buried in 1740 AD fearing an attack by the Tipu Sultan and was forgotten. It was rediscovered in 1930 and restored for public viewing. The temple town, Suchindrum is located 11 kilometers from the city of Kanyakumari. The temples in this beautiful ancient town are built in the distinctive Dravidian style and attracts lot of tourists.
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            Thiruvalluvar Statue

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            The massive 133 feet tall statue is of the Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar is one of the biggest statue in India. Thiruvalluvar was one of the greatest Tamil poets and this statue is treated with great respect. The height of the statute 133 feet is a symbol of 133 chapters of this famous book.
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              Kanyakumari Beach

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              Kanyakumari Beach is located at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. This beatufiful beach with golden sand is one of the popular tourist attraction. Strong waves frequently strike the rocky shoreline of the beach, due to which visitors are not allowed to step into the sea. There is a lighthouse at the beach which offers panoramic views of the vast waters. The beach is usually crowded during sunrise and sunsets.
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                Padmanabhapuram Palace

                Entry Fees :₹ 25 Time To Visit :9 am to 5 pm (Closed on Mondays)

                Padmanabhapuram Palace was the residence of the Travancore Rulers and was constructed around 1601 AD. The Padmanabhapuram Palace is built entirely with wood. The fort complex contains several architecturally beautiful buildings. It also contains small museum.
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                  Vattakottai Fort

                  Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :8 am to 7 pm

                  Vattakottai Fort, means 'Circular Fort' in local language. This seaside fort is largely made of granite blocks is located about 6 kms from city centre. The fort is spread over 3.5 acres, and is enclosed by 25-26 feet high walls. There is 4 feet wide tunnel in the fort that connects it to the Padmanabhapuram Palace.
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                    Chitharal Jain Monuments

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                    Chitharal is a small hamlet near Kanyakumari, which used to be abode of several Digambar Jain monks. There are many ruined monuments, temples, caves and carving of Jain people in this region.
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                      Thirunanthikarai Cave Temple

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                      Thirunanthikarai Cave Temple is believed to have been established in the 9th century AD. You can find many stone carvings at this ancient temple.
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                        Thirparappu Falls

                        Entry Fees :₹ 2 Time To Visit :7 am to 6 pm

                        Thirparappu Falls is at a distance of about 13 km from Pechiparai dam. This waterfall originates from the Kodayar River and descends at Thirparappu from a height of around 50 feet. The water flows for about seven months in a year.
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                          Courtallam Falls

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                          Courtallam Falls is beautiful falls in the outskirts of the city. The waters of this falls is believed to have curing powers especially to those who have mental ailments. The small town Courtallam has nine beautiful waterfalls in total. Out of these, only Aintharuvi, Peraruvi and Pazhaya Courtallam Aruvi are accessible by road, rest can be reached through trekking uphill.
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                            Tsunami Monument

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                            The Tsunami Monument is a unique structure, located near the southern shore in Kanyakumari. As the name suggests, this monument was built in the memory of those who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
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                              Sanguthurai Beach

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                              The palm-fringed Sanguthurai Beach is located about 10 kilometres from city centre. The clean white sand of the beach attracts people looking for some quite relaxed time.
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                                Lord Subramanya Temple

                                Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :9 am to 6 pm

                                Lord Subramanya Temple is commonly known as Aruppai Veedu. It is situated at a distance of 34 km from Kanyakumari. According to legends associated with the temple, it was built to honour the victory of Lord Murugan over the demon Surapadma. This architecturally beautiful temple attracts lot of devotees.
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                                  Bay Watch (Water Theme Amusement Park)

                                  Entry Fees :₹ 300 Time To Visit :10 am to 6 pm

                                  Bay Watch (Water Theme Amusement Park) is a amusement park located at a distance of 2 km from city centre. The prime highlights of the park are the Giant Wheel, Bumping Car, Crazy Chairs, Sky Cab, Hot Tea Cups, Columbus Ride, Milky Way, Multiple Splash, Wave Pool and Kids Pool.
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                                    Wax Museum

                                    Entry Fees :₹ 50 Time To Visit :10 am to 6 pm (Closed on Sundays)

                                    Kanyakumari Wax Museum is set within the premises of Bay Watch (Water Theme Amusement Park). This unique attraction displays wax statues of renowned personalities like - Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth, Shahrukh Khan, Indira Gandhi, Jackie Chan, etc.
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                                      By Air
                                      The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport which is located at a distance of about 67 kms.

                                       

                                      By Train
                                      Kanyakumari railstation has trains connectivity with major cities of India.

                                       

                                      By Road
                                      Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are well-connected with Kanyakumari through a good network of roads and highways.
                                      There are many government and private buses to Kanyakumari from neighbouring cities.