Sanguthurai Beach is located very near to Nagercoil and it is a gorgeous destination
Thiruvalluvar Statue is a 133-feet (40.6 m) tall stone sculpture of the Tamil poet
Gandhi mandapam is in kanyakumari
Suchindram temple is located about 7KM from Nagercoil and about 11KM from Kanyakumari on the NH47.
The darshan timings are from 4:30AM-12:30PM and 4:30PM-8:30PM.
Cameras and mobiles are not allowed inside and you will have to deposit them outside (It is better to give it to someone in your team and take turns to visit the temple). You will have to take of you shirt to enter the temple.
Suchindram temple is unique since its deity is a single lingam known as Sthanumalaya, which is a combination of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.
The most popular attraction in Kanyakumari is the Vivekananda rock memorial and every day thousands visit the place.
It was built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock.
There is a ferry service from the mainland to the rock and you will see 2 or 3 boats doing the trips continuously.
It is less than 500 Metres to the rock and takes about 5 minutes to reach there. The ferry service starts at 7:30AM and it closes around 4PM.
There is always a long queue and the queue is small in the noon.
Thirparappu is famous for its waterfalls and is located in Kanyakumari District.
Thirparappu water falls is a beautiful and elegant waterfall on the Kodayar river. It is a very popular tourist destination and is jam packed at almost all times!
Thirparappu waterfall is located about 60KM from Kanyakumari and about 10KM from Marthandam.
The waterfalls is about 300feet long and drops to a depth of about 50 feet.
There is also a small swimming pool near the waterfalls for children. There is also a temple dedicated to Lord Mahadeva nearby.
The waterfalls is only open from 6:30AM to 6:30PM and there is an entrance fee of Rs. 2 per person.
The Padmanabhapuram palace and fort is located about 50KM from Trivandrum and 40KM from Kanyakumari. It is very near to Thuckalay.
There appears to be a 4 feet tunnel which connects the palace to the Vattakottai fort on the eastern coast.
This palace is more than 400 years old and it was built by the Travancore King Iravipillai Iravivarma Kulasekhara Perumal.
The stone work/wood work in the palace is impressive. There are a number of small hotels and souvenir shops in front of the palace.
Udayagiri Fort is located about 14KM from Nagercoil and about 33KM from Kanyakumari.
It was built in 16th century and later in 18th century was rebuilt by Travancore king Marthanda Varma.
It is located on the NH47 and hence you can visit it while travelling to or back from Kanyakumari.
Pechiparai Reservoir is a reservoir located 43 kilometres (27 mi) from the town of Nagercoil, near the village of Pechiparai in Kanyakumari District.
It is built across Kodayar river and is at the downstream of Thirparappu waterfalls. There is a camp shed for tourists.
Vattakottai is a seaside fort near Kanyakumari.Vattakkottai beach and fort is located about 6KM from Kanyakumari beach.
Vattakottai Fort was built in 18th century by the Travancore king Marthanda Varma for defending coastal areas.
It was designed by the Dutch captain De Lannoy and is an interesting fort extending to the sea.
Fort sides are flanked by beaches and you will rarely find people at the beach.
Chothavilai beach stretches over 4 km which make it one among the longest beaches in Tamil Nadu
Mattoor (Mathur) Thotti Palam (Hanging bridge) is the Asia’s longest/tallest through bridge (Aqueduct).
It was built to carry water from from one hill side to another. It crosses Parazhiyar river.
The water channel is at a height of 101 feet and the total length of the channel is over 1KM. It is supported by 28 giant pillars. The water canal has a depth/width of 6 feet.
Mattoor Thotti Palam is located at a distance of 35KM from Nagercoil, 55KM from Kanyakumari and about 4KM from Marthandam.
Kanyakumari is one of the favorite tourist destinations in India. It has many fascinating attractions for its tourists that depict the glorious past and the cultural beauty of Kanyakumari.
The area comprising the present Kanniakumari district was a part of the erstwhile Travancore state. In 1835, when the state was divided in to Northern and Southern divisions , this area formed part of Southern division and was placed in the charge of Dewan Peishkar, Kottayam.
In July 1949, when the United States of Travancore and Cochin was inaugurated, the present Kanniyakumari area continued to be a part of Trivandrum district of Kerala State.
The people of Agasteeswarem, Thovalai, Kalkulam and Vilavancode Taluks, which formed the southern divisions of the former Trivandrum District, were predominantly Tamil speaking. They agitated for the merger of this area with Madras State. The States Reorganisation Commission also recommended this. Accordingly, the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was passed and the Kanniyakumari District was formed on 1st November 1956 , with the four Taluks, Viz., Agasteeswarem, Thovalai, Kalkulam and Vilavancode and merged with Tamil Nadu.
A unique feature of Kanyakumari district is that it has all kinds of natural eco-systems. Thus, one can see beaches, mountain valleys, evergreen forests in the deep interior, rubber and clove plantations on the highlands, etc.
Kalikesam Ecotourism Package Throw yourself out of the comfort zone, lets listen to the rhythm of the waters, the silence of the mountains.
one of the few places in K.K.District where trekking and visit to this falls can be combined.
Enayam is a fishing village in Killiyur Taluk in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu State, India. It is located 32 km towards west from District headquarters Nagercoil.
Baywatch Kanyakumari is a highly modernized water theme amusement park in Kanyakumari
Chitharal Jain Monuments
Chitharal Jain Monuments are situated on the Thiruchanattu Malai near Chitharal village, Kanyakumari district
Muttom is beautiful beach with some rocks and caves.The major occupation of people in Muttom is fishing.
Muttam beach is about 32KM from the Kanyakumari coast (16KM from Nagercoil) and is on the western coast.
The sea here is quite rough and giant rocks extend from coast to the sea. There is also a lighthouse at Muttam beach.
Mukkadal dam is built across the Vambaru River in kanyakumari district.