Kanyakumari

   Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s southern tip. Jutting into the Laccadive Sea, the town was known as Cape Comorin during British rule and is popular for watching sunrise and sunset over the ocean. It’s also a noted pilgrimage site thanks to its Bagavathi Amman Temple, dedicated to a consort of Shiva, and its Our Lady of Ransom Church, a center of Indian Catholicism.

    Though there are several places of tourist-interest in the town and district, Kanyakumari is especially popular in India for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset, thanks to its being nearly surrounded by waters. On balmy, full-moon evenings (locally called Chitra Pournami), one can also see the moon-rise and sunset at the same time.

Location:

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Ideal for:

  • Sacred & Religious
  • Nature Loving

Places to Visit at Kanyakumari

  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial  – ♥♥♥♥♥

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a popular tourist monument in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari, India. It was built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock. According to local legends, it was on this rock that Goddess Kumari performed austerity. A meditation hall known as Dhyana Mandapam is also attached to the memorial for visitors to meditate. The design of the mandapa incorporates different styles of temple architecture from all over India. The rocks are surrounded by the Laccadive Sea. The memorial consists of two main structures, the Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam.

 

Location: Vivekananda Rock Memorial click here to navigate to google maps
Visit Duration: up to 6 Hours
Best time to Visit: Sun rise and Sun sets
  • Thiruvalluvar Statue – ♥♥♥♥♥

    The Thiruvalluvar Statue, or the Valluvar Statue, is a 133-feet (40.6 m) tall stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Tiruvalluvar, author of the Tirukkural, an ancient Indian work on secular ethics and morality. It is located atop a small island near the town of Kanyakumari on the southernmost point of the Indian peninsula on the Coromandel Coast, where two seas (the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea) and an ocean (the Indian Ocean) meet. The statue was sculpted by the Indian sculptor Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, who also created the Iraivan Temple, and was unveiled on the millennium day of 1 January 2000 by the then Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.

    Location: Thiruvalluvar Statueclick here to navigate to google maps
    Visit Duration: up to 4 Hours
    Best time to Visit: Sun rise and Sun sets
  • Kanyakumari Beach – ♥♥♥♥

Kanyakumari Beach is one of the most pristine beaches in the waterfront town of Kanyakumari. It is located at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. Beauty oozes here in the form of soft golden sand that is overlapped by shimmering waters of the endless sea.

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 from where they can enjoy stunning views of the never-ending blue waters. During sunrise and sunset, the beach appears distinctly beautiful and reddish in colour. Other than revelling in the beauty of the beach, visitors can indulge in shopping in the beachside marketplaces.

Location:   Kanyakumari Beach click here to navigate to google maps

 

  • Padmanabhapuram Palace – ♥♥♥♥

     

Padmanabhapuram Palace is a Travancore -era palace located in Padmanabhapuram, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. It is owned and maintained by the Government Of Kerala.

Padmanabhapuram is the former capital city of the erstwhile Hindu Kingdom of Travancore. It is around 20km from Nagercoil, and 50km from Thiruvananthapuram city. The palace is complex inside with an old granite fortress around four kilometers long. The palace is located at the foot of the Veli Hills, which forms a part of the Western Ghats. The river Valli flows nearby.

Location: Padmanabhapuram Palace click here to navigate to google maps
Visit Duration: up to 3 Hours

 

  • Thanumalayan temple – Sthanumalayan Kovil – ♥♥♥

The Thanumalayan Temple, also called Sthanumalayan Temple is an important Hindu temple located in Suchindram in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India.

The Thanumalayan Temple is of importance to both Shaivaite and Vaishnavite sects of Hinduism, as the name Stanumalaya denotes Trimurtis; “Stanu” means Brahma; “Mal” means Vishnu; and the “Aya” means Siva.

Location: Thanumalayan Temple click here to navigate to google maps
Visit Duration: up to 1 Hours

Pooja Timings:

Abhishegam  4.30 am

Thirupalliyezhuchi  5.30 am

Usha pooja  6.15 am

Mirushtaana Pooja  9.30 am

Uchikaala Pooja Abhishegam10.30 am

Uchikaala pooja10.30 am

Saayaratchai Thiru Aaradhanai  6.30 am

Openig and closing time:

Morning 4.00 am to 1.00 pm

Evening 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm

 

  • Arulmigu Bhagavathyamman Temple – ♥♥♥

Arulmigu Bhagavathyamman temple is located at the confluence of three seas of India’s South Corner. This temple was constructed before 3000 years by Parasuram and then renovated by one of the kings of Pandya Dynasty.It is believed that Goddess Bhagavathy stood here as a spinster and she killed the demon Banasuran on Vijayadasami, the last day of Navarathiri festival.

Location: Arulmigu Bhagavathyamman temple click here to navigate to google maps
Visit Duration: up to 1 Hours

Pooja Timings:

Abhishegam 5.00 am

Deeparathanai 6.00 am

Abhishegam10.00 am

Deeparathanai11.30 am

Sayaratchai Deeparathanai  6.30 pm

Sribali 8.15 pm

Yeganda Deeparathanai 8.25 pm

 

Openig and closing time:

Morning 5.00 am to 12.30 pm

Evening 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Places to Visit:

  • Sunset View Point – ♥♥♥♥

  • Kanyakumari Wax Museum – ♥♥♥♥

  • Vattakottai Fort – ♥♥♥♥

  • Thirparappu Falls – ♥♥♥♥

  • Sothavilai Beach – ♥♥♥♥

  • Gandhi Memorial – ♥♥♥♥

  • Courtallam Falls – ♥♥♥

  • Our Lady of Ransom Church – ♥♥♥

  • Vattakotai Beach – ♥♥♥

  • Thengapattinam Beach – ♥♥♥

  • Pechiparai Reservoir – ♥♥

  • Olakaruvi Falls – ♥♥

  • Baywatch Amusement Park – ♥♥♥

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