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Kanyakumari Beach, Tamil Nadu


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Fast Facts

Located 87 km by road from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram.

Did You Know
Did You Know

Kanyakumari beach owes its name from the small temple dedicated to goddess Kanyakumari

Must Do
Must Do

Visit Kanyakumari Bagavathiamman Temple,Take part in local fairs and festivities

Introduction

Kanyakumari beach is located in the southernmost point of the Indian peninsula. It owes its name from the small temple dedicated to Kanyakumari, or the Shakti (Mother Goddess).

How to reach Kanyakumari beach:

Kanyakumari beach is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram. All domestic airlines services halt at Trivandrum. You can take a cab or luxury bus from there. It is 87 km by road to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari beach, situated in the town of the same name, is connected to Trivandrum, Chennai, and Tirunalveli by trains.

Popular Tourist Attractions in and around Kanyakumari beach:

Knyakumari beach attracts large number of travelers every year. There are a good number of tourist spots nearby. Swami Vivekananda spent a few days in meditation upon a rock off of Kanyakumari beach. A memorial was built in his honor. You can also visit the Kanyakumari temple, which finds mention in several mythologies and religious scriptures, including the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the Sangam works of Manimekalai and Puranaanooru.

Some of the well known tourist attractions in and around Kanyakumari beach are Kanyakumari Bagavathiamman Temple, Udayagiri Fort, Padmanabhapuram Palace, and Peer Mohammed Durha. Udayagiri Fort was rebuilt in the reign of Marthandavarma. It served as a foundry for the manufacture of guns, mortars and cannon balls for East India Company's troops, under the supervision of De Lannoy, the Belgian General, and the Chief of the Travancore army. Peer Mohamed Oliyullah Durha, another popular tourist attraction, was named after the great philosopher Mohamed Appa. He was born in Tenkasi of Tirunelveli District.

Popular activities at Kanyakumari beach:

A good number of fairs and festivals are held in and around Kanyakumari beach. You can take part in these festivities. Vaisakha, Kalabham and Navaratri are some of the popular festivals of the region. Travelers can also buy handcrafted trinkets, seashell art pieces, and palm leaf drawings from local shops and stores.

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