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Kanyakumari Travel Guide

Situated at the southernmost tip of Peninsular India, Kanyakumari formerly known as Cape Comorin is one of India's most beautiful beach resorts.


  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial Monument in Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari At a Glance
  • Population:18,63,174
  • Area :995 sq.kms
  • Geo Location:South
  • Average Climate:17°C - 35°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:04652

Introduction

A beach destination that's a must for any beach lover, Kanyakumari is known for its interesting myths and legends, spectacular sunrise and sunsets and different colours of sand! Being the point of confluence of three oceans - the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, Hindus also believe that a dip here is considered holy. Popularly known as "Land's End", a tour to Kanyakumari would take you to the point where Bay of Bengal merges with the Arabia Sea.

Nature lovers would for sure love the sight of the setting sun and the moon rising over the ocean. If you are at Kovalam Beach, then Kanyakumari is perfect as a one day trip. A popular pilgrimage destination, it is also marked for its spiritual significance that it has for the Hindus.Popularly known as "Land's End", a tour to Kanyakumari would take you to the point where Bay of Bengal merges with the Arabia Sea. Nature lovers would for sure love the sight of the setting sun and the moon rising over the ocean. If you are at Kovalam Beach, then Kanyakumari is perfect as a one day trip. A popular pilgrimage destination, it is also marked for its spiritual significance that it has for the Hindus.

Places to see in Kanuakumari

Any tour to Kanyakumari is incomplete without a visit to the Kumari Amman Temple that attracts tourists and pilgrims alike. The temple is open from 4:30 to 11:45 am in the morning and 5:30 to 8:30pm in the evening. Travelers who are Non-Hindus are restricted to enter the inner sanctrum. Everyone needs to remove their shoes whilst entering the temple. Other places that are worth visiting are:-

  • Sri Padaparai
  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Gandhi Memorial
  • Kanyakumari Temple