Southern Tip Experience

Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari Overview

Visit Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India, known for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets over the ocean.

Min Nights: 1 Nights
Max Nights: 3 Nights
Recommended Nights: 2 Nights
Category: Family, Nature, Adventure, Romantic, Nearby
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (Trivandrum International Airport, Airport Road, Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695008, India)
Nearest Railway Station: Kanyakumari Railway Station (Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu)

Top things to do in Kanyakumari

Unlock the beauty of Kanyakumari with our comprehensive guide to the best things to do and places to visit in this mesmerizing region. From nature's marvels to cultural gems, Kanyakumari has it all

Kanyakumari Beach

Beach

4.6

A serene beach where the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and Indian Ocean meet, providing a unique and picturesque experience.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, October - December

Timings: 05:00-19:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

High tide warnings

Vattakottai Fort

Historical Sites

4.0

A coastal fort with a circular structure, offering stunning views of the sea, built during the 18th century by the Travancore kings.

Best Time to Visit: January - March, October - December

Timings: 10:00-16:25

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 15.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Kanyakumari Bhagavathy Temple

Religious Visit

4.4

A historic temple dedicated to the goddess Bhagavathy, attracting pilgrims and tourists with its architectural beauty.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, October - December

Timings: 04:30-12:30,16:00-20:30

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Dress code applies

Udayagiri Fort

Historical Sites

4.0

A historical fort with remnants of ancient structures, offering a glimpse into the region's military history.

Best Time to Visit: January - March, October - December

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 30.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Government Museum

Museum

3.9

A museum showcasing artifacts and exhibits related to the history and culture of the region.

Best Time to Visit: January - March, October - December

Timings: 09:30-17:30

Closing Days: Closed on Friday

Price: 5.0 (Price is for 1 people)

No flash photography

Nagaraja Temple

Religious Visit

4.3

Another temple dedicated to Nagaraja, known for its religious rituals and cultural significance in the local community.

Best Time to Visit: All Season

Timings: 04:30-12:00,17:00-20:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Dress code applies

Tsunami Memorial Park

Historical Sites

3.95

A memorial park commemorating the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, featuring sculptures and educational exhibits.

Best Time to Visit: All Season

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Reflective site

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Religious Visit

4.5

A sacred monument located on a rock in the Arabian Sea, dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, offering panoramic sea views.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, October - December

Timings: 08:00-16:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 20.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Check weather conditions

Thiruvalluvar Statue

Sightseeing

4.35

A majestic statue of the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar, standing on a small island, symbolizing his teachings.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, October - December

Timings: 09:00-16:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 20.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Wear comfortable shoes

Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam

Historical Sites

4.15

A memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, featuring a central statue and informative exhibits about his life and teachings.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, October - December

Timings: 07:00-19:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Sunset View Point Kanyakumari

Experiences

4.65

A popular viewpoint offering breathtaking views of the sunset over the confluence of the three oceans.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, October - December

Timings: 17:00-19:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Arrive early for sunset

Suchindram Shree Thanumalayan Swamy Temple

Religious Visit

4.3

An ancient temple known for its intricate sculptures and musical pillars, dedicated to the deities Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma.

Best Time to Visit: January - March, September - December

Timings: 04:30-11:30,17:00-20:30

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Dress code applies

Thiruparappu Waterfalls

Waterfalls

4.45

A scenic waterfall surrounded by lush greenery, offering a refreshing natural retreat for visitors.

Best Time to Visit: January - March, October - December

Timings: 07:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 50.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Be cautious on rocks

Our Lady of Ransom Shrine

Religious Visit

4.1

A Christian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Ransom, known for its spiritual ambiance and architectural beauty.

Best Time to Visit: January - April, October - December

Timings: 05:00-18:30

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Mathur Aqueduct

Sightseeing

4.35

An ancient aqueduct built during the British era, providing irrigation water to the surrounding agricultural lands.

Best Time to Visit: January - March, October - December

Timings: 06:00-19:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Be cautious of heights

Sanguthurai Beach

Beach

4.2

A tranquil beach known for its clean sands and calm waters, ideal for relaxation and enjoying the coastal scenery.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, October - December

Timings: 05:00-19:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Be cautious of currents

Sree Adi Kesava Perumal Temple

Religious Visit

4.1

A Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, known for its religious significance and architectural grandeur.

Best Time to Visit: January - March, September - December

Timings: 05:00-12:00,17:00-20:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Dress code applies

Padmanabhapuram Palace

Historical Sites

4.25

An ancient wooden palace showcasing Kerala architecture, known for its intricately carved interiors and beautiful gardens.

Best Time to Visit: January - March, October - December

Timings: 09:00-12:30,14:00-16:30

Closing Days: Closed on Monday

Price: 35.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Limited access on weekends

Triveni Sangam

Religious Visit

4.55

The confluence of three oceans – the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean – a sacred spot for rituals and prayers.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, October - December

Timings: 06:00-18:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Be cautious in water

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Travel Guidelines for Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu (South India) For Indian Travellers Only

1. Place Information

Kanyakumari, also known as Cape Comorin, is the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent and is located in Tamil Nadu. It's famous for its breathtaking sunrises, sunsets, and the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is also a significant pilgrimage destination.

2. Travel Related Information

3. Visa Related Information

Indian citizens don't require a visa to travel within India. For any ID or travel-related concerns, refer to local administrative offices or the Ministry of Home Affairs website.

4. SIM Card/Network Related Information

Major telecom providers in Kanyakumari include Jio, Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, and BSNL. Network connectivity is generally good in most parts of the town.

5. Govt Safety Guidelines

Kanyakumari is a popular tourist destination and is generally safe for visitors. However, travelers should be cautious while swimming in the sea and be aware of the tides. For safety advisories, consult the Tamil Nadu Police website.

6. Internal Transport Related Information

Local taxis, auto-rickshaws, and cycle-rickshaws are commonly available for commuting within Kanyakumari. Many attractions, including Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue, are within walking distance.

7. Special Mentions

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