Kanyakumari is one of the well known heritage sites in India. It is located in the Kanyakumari in the state of Tamil Nadu on the shores of the Bay Bengal. The confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean is located at some distance of Kanyakumari. The town is also a well known religious place and draws plenty of tourists and pilgrim.
Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is located at the southern tip of India known as Cape Comorin. The cities of Nagercoil and Trivandrum are located close by. In addition to its rich heritage and tradition, the town is also known for its scenic beauty and idyllic atmosphere due to the blue sea and the mountains.
Like most places of the state, the climate of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu is warm and humid. The summer months are warm while the winter months are mild and pleasant. Rainfall ranges from moderate to high. The ideal time for traveling to the town is between the months of October and March.
There are a number of tourist attractions in Kanyakumari. The town is home to beautiful temples, religious monuments and traditional and cultural sites. Some of the temples date back to the ancient times and are famous for their architecture. Some popular tourist spots in Kanyakumari are:
- The Gandhi Mandapam
- Vattakottai Fort
- Vivekananda Rock Memorial
- Thiruvalluvar Statue
- St.Francis Xavier's Church
- Thirparappu waterfalls
There is a wide range of hotels in Kanyakumari which offer comfortable lodging facilities at moderate rates. The town can be reached from various parts of the state. The capital city of Chennai is also close by.