Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India is the meeting place of Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. It is a pilgrim centre as well as tourist spot for sunrise and sunset viewers. A light house in kanyakumari gives a panoramic view of the sea.
How to reach:
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum (80 km).
Nearest Railway station: Nagarkoil (19 km).
Temperature: Max 35°C, Min 21°C
The best time to visit: October to March
Kanyakumari Temple or Kumari Amman Temple is devoted to Parvati, the Virgin Goddess
Gandhi Mandapam: near to Kumari Amman Temple is built at the place where the pot contains the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was kept. It is built in an Oriyan temple style. On 2nd October (Gandhiji's birthday) the sun's rays fall on the place where his ashes kept.
Vivekananda Memorial was built in 1970 to remember Swami. Vivekananda’s (greatest social reformer) visit to the rock on 25th December, 1892 is about 500 meters from Kanyakumari. The great foot print 'Pada Parai' of Devi is also seen here.
Government Museum on beach road display sculptures in copper and stone belonging to different dynasties.
Suchindram Temple 13 km from Kanyakumari is devoted to Trinity a divinity of the combined forces of Siva, Vishnu and Brahma. The temple has a beautiful gopuram, musical pillars and a superb statue of Hanuman.
Padmanabhapuram Palace 15 km from Nagarcovil was the capital of the Travancore emperors till 1790. It is considered as one of the oldest monument in South India.
Udaigiri Fort was built by King Marthanda Verma and had a gun factory.