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Kanyakumari Tourism

Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s southern tip. 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 Bhagavathi Amman Temple, dedicated to a consort of Shiva, Also it’s famous for Our Lady of Ransom Church.


Kanyakumari was once referred to as the Alexandria of the east. This place has been a great center for art, culture, civilization, and pilgrimage for years. It was also a famous center for commerce and trade. During the early part of the eighth century AD Islam entered the southern part of India through the sea route with traders and missionaries. Islam, Christianity and Jainism have greatly contributed to the architectural wealth and literary heritage of this place. Kanyakumari was also under the control of the Cholas, the Cheras, the Pandyas and the Nayaks who were great rulers of south India. The architectural beauty of the temples is the work of these rulers. During the British Raj, Kanyakumari was bestowed the dry title of Cape Comorin, necessitated perhaps by the Englishmen’s inability to pronounce local names. Legend has it that Kanya Devi, an avatar of Goddess Parvati, was to wed Lord Shiva, But he did not turn up at the auspicious time and the wedding never took place. The rice and cereals meant for the marriage remained uncooked. Even today, one can buy stones there that look exactly like rice and cereals. Local folks believe that they are the leftovers of the legendary marriage that could not be solemnized. As for the princess Kanya Devi, she became a virgin goddess blessing pilgrims and tourists alike.

Sightseeing Points In Kanyakumari

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a popular tourist monument. 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 Tapas in devotion of lord Shiva. 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.

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam

The Gandhi Mandapam Built In 1956, sits on the site where the famed pacifist’s ashes were kept before they were scattered to the sea and features unique architectural details to honor the beloved leader’s life. The structure was built to very specific dimensions just to honor the man. The central spire of the pink facade stands exactly 79 feet high in honor of Gandhi’s age at his death. The most remarkable feature however is an opening in the ceiling of the building which is position in such a way that each October 2nd, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, the sunlight that comes through it falls on the exact spot where his ashes sat.

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari Thiruvalluvar Statue (1)

The Thiruvalluvar Statue, or the Valluvar Statue, is a 133-feet tall stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar, author of the Tirukkural, an ancient Tamil 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 and an ocean meet. The statue was sculpted by the Indian sculptor 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. It is currently the 25th tallest statue in India.

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari Sarvani Shakti Peeth Shri Bhagavathy Temple

Devi Kanya Kumari has been mentioned in Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the Sangam works Manimekalai, Purananooru and Nārāyaṇa (Mahānārāyaṇa) Upanishad, a Vaishnava upanishad in the Taittiriya Samhita of Krishna Yajur Veda. Kanyakumari Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peetha. It is believed that the back spine area of Sati’s corpse fell here creating the presence of Kundalini Shakti in the region. In Tantra, the worship of Prakriti is done in different methods: Dakshinachara (Right-Hand Path) (Saatvika rites), Vamachara (Left-Hand Path) (Rajas rites) and Madhyama (Mixed) (Taamasa rites) in different temples. The name of Devi in temples during Saatvika or Dakshina rites is ‘Shree Bhagavathy’ and Vaama (left method) rites is called ‘Maha Devi’ similar to Maha Vidya.

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari Our Lady of Ransom Church

Our Lady of Ransom Church. In 1542 when St. Francis Xavier came to Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari) he found ‘Our Lady of Delights Grotto’, at Kanyakumari. Then it became a center for mission activities of the Jesuits from Thoothoor to Ramanathapuram. It is believed that Our Lady of Delights Grotto, in which St. Francis Xavier prayed, later became the church of Our Lady of Ransom. Our Lady of Ransom is the Patron of the congregation in Spain which redeemed the Christians from the Muslim invasion in the year 1218. The people of Kanyakumari combined the name Ransom with Delight and call their patron Alangara Upakara Matha.

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari View Tower

View Tower Is Made And Maintained By Tamilnadu Tourism, You Can Enjoy Beautiful Sea View As Well As Sun Set And Sun Rise From Here. It Cost Rs.2/- For Children And Rs.3/- For Adults. Its Open 7 Days A Week Timings Are Morning 05:00 AM To Evening 07:00 PM.

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari Vattakottai Fort

Vattakottai Fort is a seaside fort.  It was constructed in the 18th century by the Venad kings of Travancore, Later it was modified under the supervision of Captain Eustachius De Lannoy, an ex-Dutch naval officer of the Dutch East India Company, who became commander of the Travancore Army in the 18th century. The fort is made of granite blocks and, today, a part of the fort extends into the sea. It is a protected site under the Indian archaeological department. Vattakottai Fort commands a picturesque view of both the sea on the one side, and the hills on the other. Another interesting feature near the site is a beach of black sands. It is about 7 km from Kanyakumari town.

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari Bharat Mata Temple

Bharat Mata Temple is a magnificent, massive, clean place in Kanyakumari, with a nice Garden. A massive Hanuman Statue in front space of the temple makes the Temple elegant. The place is very near to the Kanyakumari Beach and easily approachable by cars and auto-rickshaw, with good parking facilities, The upper floor of the temple is very attractive with full depiction of The Ramayana. Bharat Mata is the personification of the Indian subcontinent came into existence starting in the late 19th century, especially after the Indian Rebellion of 1857 against the British. first perceived to be an image of the land of India as depicted by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his book Anand Math in 1882.

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari Padmanabhapuram Palace

Padmanabhapuram Palace is a Travancore era palace. It is also known as Kalkulam Palace. Padmanabhapuram is the former capital city of the erstwhile Hindu Kingdom of Travancore. It is around 20 km from Nagercoil, and 60 km 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.

Elite Itinerary Kanyakumari Suchindram Thanumalayan Temple

Suchindram Thanumalayan Temple, also called Sthanumalayan Temple is an important Hindu temple located in Suchindram in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the 108 shiva temple revered by Kerala Hindus, even though this one temple is in Tamil Nadu. The Thanumalayan Temple is of importance to both Shaivite and Vaishnavite sects of Hinduism, as the name Stanumalaya denotes Trimurtis; “Stanu” means Siva; “Mal” means Vishnu; and the “Ayan” means Brahma.

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FAQs About Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides its importance as a Hindu pilgrim center, it is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters.

The place experiences a moderate climate all throughout the year. The best time to visit the place is from October to March when the weather remains cool and pleasant.

Kanyakumari district has many tourist places to visit . The district has everything dams, beaches ,waterfalls ,temples. if you love nature then kanyakumari would be worth visiting. one could find hotels in Nagercoil or kanyakumari town.

Stalls at the beach. You will be spoilt for choice in case of handicraft products which are made of cane, bamboo, and wood.

Tamil Nadu Co-Optex Sales Emporium. If you are done exploring the beachside stalls, you can visit Tamil Nadu Co-Optex Sales Emporium.

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Ideally one day is enough to see all the above place. But you should reach there by night, so that next day morning you can view the sunrise.

Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides its importance as a Hindu pilgrim center, it is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters.

The Bhagavathy Temple is located in Cape Kanya Kumari in Tamil Nadu, at the southern tip of mainland India, there by located on the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. She is also known by several other names, including Kanya Devi and Devi Kumari.

Kanyakumari was also under the control of the Cholas, the Cheras, the Pandyas and the Nayaks who were great rulers of south India. For about four centuries, Venad was ruled by powerful kings who were consistently making incursions into the Pandyan territories. As a result the Vijayanagar kings proceeded against Venad.

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