Kanyakumari is a major pilgrimage destination at the southern edge of India, just South of Trivandrum (100 kms).
Kanyakumari is home to Kumari Amman Temple which is is dedicated to virgin Goddess Kanya Devi (figure of Parvati and considered one of the Shakti Peetha Temple) and a Temple is jointly dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and is known for its musical pillars and a tall (3m) figure of Hanuman.
Suchindrum (11 km from Kanyakumari erounte to Trivandrum) is renowned for the Thanumalayan Temple. The temple is an architectural marvel and also considered a Shakti Peetha site.
Kanyakumari today is a well visited pilgrimage, spiritual and regular tourist destination and is either visited from Madurai (240 kms) via Thirunelveli (90 kms) or via Kovalam (80 kms) in Kerala.
Typical stay Duration– 1 or 2 nights or a day visit from Kovalam / Trivandrum.