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Kanyakumari

Tamil Nadu | India
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Kanyakumari is categorised as Heritage / Beachside / Pilgrimage


Mukkadal Reservoir (Photo Courtesy: Samemohamed)
Pechiparai Reservoir (Photo Courtesy: Infocaster)
Kodhayar Forest (Photo Courtesy: Mr n Mrs)
Vattaparai Falls (Photo Courtesy: Infocaster)
Olakaruvi Waterfalls (Photo Courtesy: Gokulnathk)
Chitharal Jain Temple (Photo Courtesy: Karthi.dr)
Mathur Aqueduct (Photo Courtesy: Infocaster)
Padmanabhapuram Palace (Photo Courtesy: Infocaster)
St Francis Xavier's Church (Photo Courtesy: Infocaster)
Vattakottai Fort Entrance (Photo Courtesy: Infocaster)
Our Lady of Ransom Church (Photo Courtesy: Martintheterror)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 November 2011)
Vivekananda Memorial (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 November 2011)
Thanumalayan temple Suchindram

Reasons to Visit
  • Kanyakumari lies on the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula, it is geographically a cape and during British rule in India, it was known as Cape Comorin.
  • Kanyakumari is home to Kumari Amman or the Kanyakumari Temple and is a Shakti Peetha temple dedicated to a manifestation of Parvati.
  • Kanyakumari also the site of Vivekananda Rock Memorial built in 1970 where Swami Vivekananda meditated (in middle of the ocean).
  • Kanyakumari is a pilgrimage and spiritual destination and often day visited from Kovalam.
  • Kanyakumari is a popular 1-night destination for overseas groups to Tamilnadu.
  • Kanyakumari is one those few places from where one can see a clear sunrise and sunset from the same spot
Recommendations
  • Shaktipeetha Temples in South India"Kanyakumari is home to Kumari Amman Temple which is is dedicated to virgin Goddess Kanya Devi (figure of Parvati) and is considered one of the Shakti Peetha Temples. 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 is a popular excursion ex-Kovalam / Triavandrum (100 kms), a pilgrim getaway and a popularly visited as part of heritage / pilgrimage itinerary"
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Tamil Nadu"Kanyakumari is a major destination at the southern edge of India, just South of Trivandrum (100 kms) in neighboring Kerala. Kanyakumari is home to Kumari Amman Temple which is one of the Shakti Peetha, Suchindram Temple is another major temple in the area and also a Shakti Peetha site. Kanyakumari is popularly visited as part of an extended Tamilnadu heritage / pilgrimage itinerary and is a popular standalone pilgrim getaway."
  • Destinations in Tamil Nadu for the Holiday Traveller"Kanyakumari (250 kms from Madurai) is a prime destination holiday traveller. Kanyakumari lies at the southern tip of India and is one of the places where both Surise and sunset are visible from the same place. Kumari Amman Temple, Suchindram Temple are prime temples from pilgrimage and heritage perspective. There is Boat ride to Vivekananda Memorial and Wax Museum to consider. Kanyakumari is popular for a 1 night stay before moving into destinations of Kerala or departing. "
  • Heritage Destinations of Tamil Nadu"Kanyakumari is one of the most popular heritage traveller destination visited for its Suchindram Temple, Kumari Amman Temple and Vivekananda Rock memorial. "
  • Airports and Access Points for Destinations in Tamilnadu and Pondichery"Kanyakumari and Nagercoil Railway Stations are access points to visit heritage, pilgrim and beach getaway of Kanyakumari."
  • Christian Pilgrimages in South India"Our Lady Of Snows at Maravankudieruppu near Nagercoil is one of the ancient churches in the area and visited as part of Catholic pilgrimage circuit."
Access Information

Kanyakumari has 4 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Hotel3
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6 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Kanyakumari

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Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)3

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List of Holidays for Kanyakumari

Getaway

  • Kovalam Getaway with Kanyakumari extension (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Christian Pilgrimages in Tamilnadu (4 Nights)
  • Kerala Hindu Pilgrim Break (4 Nights)

Holiday

  • South India Hindu Pilgrimage Itinerary (9 Nights)
  • Temple Heritage of Tamilnadu (9 Nights)
  • Total Temple Heritage Circuit of Tamil Nadu (10 Nights)

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Kanyakumari has 5 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
2 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Rameswaram and Kanyakumari TripRs. 9540
4 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Rameswaram, Kanyakumari and Kodaikanal TripRs. 14252
4 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Rameswaram, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum and Kovalam TripRs. 12839

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Trivandrum to Kanyakumari Day Visit and back Rs. 6112

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Madurai and Drop to KanyakumariRs. 5618

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Destination Ideas

  • Catholic Pilgrimages in South India
  • East Coast Road (ECR) Experience
  • Golden Chariot - Luxury Train Experience
  • Kanyakumari Getaway
  • Kanyakumari Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Kumari Amman Temple in Kanyakumari is a Devi temple located on the shore and is considered one of the Shakti Peetha temples. The temple and the adjoining ghat, situated overlooking the shore, attract tourists from all over the world.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple, Shaktipeetha
    1
    Vivekananda Rock Memorial is where Swami Vivekananda, great philosopher is believed to have meditated. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters off mainland accessible by a boat. There is also a 133 feet tall statue of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar right next to it.
    Historic Site
    Memorial
    1
    11th Century Chola Style architecture temple hear Kanyakumari railway station. The temple is a local tourist attraction.
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    1
    Baywatch is a a water park and also has a a wax museum having statues of many personalities, actors and eminent leaders.
    Museum, Theme Parks
    Waterpark, Amusement Park, Wax Museum
    2
    Our Lady of Ransom Church is more than 100 year old and is incredibly 153 m tall. Church was built in Gothic Architecture and picturesque especially with ocean in the background.
    Church
    Roman Catholic Church
    3
    Vattakottai Fort is an 18th-century fort overlooking the sea and offering excellent views.
    Heritage Site
    Fort
    7
    Lord Datta Temple is a second Datta Dham called "Anusaya Datta Dham" built near Vattakotai temple having idols of Lord Dattatreya, Agastya Muni and Lord Ganesha.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other
    7
    St. Francis Xaviers church at set near Nagercoil, where the missionary St. Francis Xavier resided when he did his missionary work in the nearby areas.
    Church
    Roman Catholic Church
    11
    Maravankudieruppu is set 3 kms South of Nagercoil centered around the church of Our Lady of Snows which is a Catholic Pilgrimage centre. The shrine refers to the basilica of Saint Mary Major on the Esquiline Hill in Rome
    Church
    Roman Catholic Church
    12
    Thanumalayan temple is a unique temple built in 17th century representing trinity of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The temple has a 7 story 40 meters tall gopuram and is impressive in its architecture and well visited all round the year.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Other
    13
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Thirunandikkara temple a rock-cut cave temple of Pallava art, can be traced back to seventh and eighth century AD.
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    20
    Mukkadal Reservoir is set at about 20 kms from Kanyakumari. The dam is surrounded by scenic hills of the Western Ghats.
    Lake or Riverside
    Reservoir
    20
    Olakaruvi Waterfalls are set about 30 kms from Kanyakumari, is on the middle of a hill and requires an hours trek by foot from the base of the hill
    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Trekking, Waterfall
    30
    Pechiparai Dam is built across the Kodayar River near the confluence of the Kallar, Chittar and Kuttiyar rivers. The dam is surrounded by western ghats and offers excellent views.
    Lake or Riverside
    Reservoir
    30
    Vattaparai Falls are located in the Keeriparai reserve forest at 32 kms from Kanyakumari. There is a small Kali temple, next to the falls. The falls are surrounded by forest on all sides and forms part of an active animal corridor. It is believed that the water from the stream has some medicinal effects.
    Natural Wonders
    Waterfall
    32
    Thirparappu are renowned waterfalls at 55 kms from Kanyakumari. Here the river Kodayar makes its descend at Thirparappu at about 13 km. from Pechiparai dam
    Natural Wonders
    Waterfall
    55
    Kodhayar is a forested area at about 60 kms from Kanyakumari and takes travellers through exciting hill roads with thrilling bends and turns. Kodhayar forests are renowned for bisons.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    60
    Mathur Aqueduct is built over the Pahrali River at 60 km from Kanyakumari and is one of the longest and highest aqueducts in South Asia. The area around is green and offers excellent views and therefore popular with locals
    View Point
    Valley Views
    60
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Padmanabhapuram Palace between Nagercoil and Trivandrum is example of 17th Century Kerala Archtecture. The palace is located at the foot of the Veli Hills, which form a part of the Western Ghats and part of old fortress..
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    33
    Thengapattinam Beach is full of coconut groves and has an estuary where river meets the sea. A boat ride can be arrnaged in the river.
    View Point, Rides
    Boating, Sea or Ocean or Beach
    51
    Chitharal Jain Monuments are impressive rock shelters and idols dated 9-11th Century at 55 kms from Kanyakumari
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    55

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Kanyakumari,Tamil Nadu,India

January
31°C / 24°C
February
32°C / 24°C
March
33°C / 27°C
April
34°C / 27°C
May
33°C / 28°C
June
31°C / 26°C
July
32°C / 26°C
August
31°C / 26°C
September
32°C / 26°C
October
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November
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December
31°C / 25°C

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Kanyakumari
Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Beach RoadOverlooking Arabian sea and 1 km from the jetty point where one takes ferry to the Vivekananda Memorial. Business/Holiday2
East Car StreetOverlooking Arabian sea and next to the jetty point where one takes ferry to the Vivekananda Memorial. Business/Holiday2
MarungoorA quiet countryside area, 15 kms from Kanyakumari enroute to ThirunelveliGetaway-
Town Centre1 km from the beach and the Jetty point where value segment and mid-segment hotels are located.Business/Holiday-
Nearest Airport in Kanyakumari
  • Trivandrum International Airport ( TRV ) , Trivandrum-85 Kms
Railway Stations in Kanyakumari
  • Kanyakumari ( CAPE ), Kanyakumari
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