Formerly named Cape Comorin today is kanyakumari. It is the southern most tip of this peninsular- India. The place is surrounded by hills and valleys and three major seas. This district is a mixture of Tamil and kerala culture and custom. It has temples and chruches that edify humanitarianism in a circumfurance of 1672 sq. km.
Kanyakumari General Information
The capital of kanyakumari is Nagercoil. The place is well knownfor the temple of Nagaraja and the name of the city is been derived by this name.
Kanyakumari Tourism Information
Prechiparai Dam (43 km)
This is the southern most reservoir of the Tamilnadu state. Surrounded with densed trees and wild life this reservoir is a dwelling place for the hill tribals known as’ kanikars’ even today.
Thiruparappu water falls
This is a location situated 13 km from pechiparai dam. The kodayar makes its descend at Thiruparappu and the water falls is an exquisite spot of visit.
Peer Mohammed durgha here is named after the great philosopher Mohammed Appa. The people of Kerala & Tamilnadu as a mixture genre live and celebrate without any difference of their caste, creed and religion.
Kanyakumari Tour Information
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
The valuable spot to visit in the memory of the father of the nation. The Gandhi Memorial is still maintained beautifully with the flavour unchanged from freedom struggle.
This is another important milestone to Kanyakumari district. The Thiruvalluvar Statue to the height of 133 feet indicates the 1330 couplets written by Thiruvalluvar. The statue is dedicated on the memory of such a valuable Wiseman of the state.
This is dedicated to late. Sri kamarajar the king maker of Tamil politics. He was a man of humble and affable nature with his love to the people of Tamilnadu. He is the man who made education possible to the villages of Tamilnadu. A freedom fighter and the former chief minister of the state and erstwhily president of Indian National congress is been remembered here.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
The Memorial consists of two main structures, the Vivekananda mandapam and shri pada Mandapam. This memorial is a sacred monument in rememberance of swamy vivekananda’s ‘Shripada parai’ He was a great mentor and an orator from India to the world. His great speech in chichago made him world-renowned and his thoughts are young and dynamic that to be followed by todays youngsters.
A wonderful place to think about our ancestors. Beautiful carved stone sculptures of 7th centuryAD, Bronzes of 15th centuary AD, East Indian Company coins. Oldest musical instruments, arms, tribal used materials and lot more exciting exhibits that are exquisite here.
Kanyakumari Trip Information
Suseendrum (12 km)
Located on the bank of the river pazhayar this temple is famous for sri sthanumalayan a from depicting Siva, Vishnu and Brahma in one form “The trinity” shrine in India.
Chothavilai Beach (10 km)
It is one of the best natural beaches in India, ‘an awesome place to relax with nature’.
One of the important fort those days. During the middle of 19th century. East India company’s troops were stationed in fort is an historical importance. At present a biodiversity park has been developed as of today.
Mathur Hanging Bridge
It is the longest and tallest hanging bridge in Asia .The Bridge is made up of trough is significance to the Indian engineers.
St. Xavier church stands where an older church stood in the year of 1544.
This is a historial place; it was once the capital of Travancore before 1601 AD (approx) the palace is situated in the centre of the padmanabhapuram fort.
Maruthuva Malai (11 km)
A place of herbal medicinal stretches for more than a km reaching a height of 800 ft. at the highest point.
Muttom (16 km)
This place is famous for its landscape and high rocks that gives a beautiful beach enjoyment and a natural scenario.
Sanguthurai (10 km)
This is a beautiful beach resort of south India.
Vattakottai (Circular fort)
This fort is built of granite situated 6 kms northeast to kanyakumari cape, This is a terminal line of ramparts, today it is one of the picnic spot and near to vattakottai traces of a lighthouse is leepuram can be seen.
This is a natural waterfall situated in azhagiapandipuram.
A natural dam constructed by a chitirai maharaja and now it is also a picnic spot to the vistors.
How to get there in Kanyakumari
Nearest Airport is Thiruvananthapuram
Nagercoil and kanyakumari railway station is connected to all the rail routes of the country.
As the tip of the south, the roads, ends & begins to connect road travel thoughout the neighbouring towns and states of the country.