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Kanyakumari City Guide

Kanyakumari is one of the most exotic tourist places to go in India. It is located at the southernmost tip of India, where the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea meet. The confluence of these three water bodies is called 'Thiriveni Sangam'. Kanyakumari is also called 'Cape Comorin'. It is the most beautiful and the only place in whole India, where people can see the Sunset and Moonrise simultaneously on full-moon day.

Major Attractions of Kanyakumari:

Kumari Amman Temple:This place of worship is dedicated to Deity Parvathi (Virgin Goddess). The temple is situated on the seashore. The diamond nose-ring of Virgin Goddess Parvathi is renowned for its sparkling splendor, which is believed to be observable even from the sea.

Dress Code: Men should cover their torso or upper body while women should put on full covered Cudidhar or Sari.

Entrance fee Time to visit camera Video camera
NO 4:30 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs & 16:00 Hrs to 20.30Hrs Not Allowed Not Allowed

Gandhi Memorial: Here you can locate a pot containing the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi. On 2nd October (Gandhiji's birthday) the Sun rays fall on the place where the ashes of Gandhiji's are kept. The memorial is really a testimony to contemporary architecture.

Entrance fee Time to visit camera Video camera
No 7.00 AM to 7:00 PM Not Allowed NO

Vivekananda Rock Memorial: It is another attraction in Kanyakumari that captivates large number of visitors. It is a grand monument to Swami Vivekananda, the great Indian philosopher. This memorial is only 200 meters away from the beach. There is also a meditation hall; ferryboat services are obtainable to reach the monument. According to myth, it on this rock, Goddess Kanyakumari did Tapas.

Entrance fee Time to visit Video camera camera
Rs. 10/- 7.00Hrs to 16:00Hrs Camera Not Allowed inside the Memorial NO

Sunrise and Sunset: One can observe the sunrise throughout the year from the Bay of Bengal. From the view tower of Kanyakumari you can see sunset except the months of June, July & August.
Thiruvalluvar Statue: Thiruvalluvar, the immortal poet of Tamilnadu has created Thirukkural. The 133 feet high Thiruvalluvar Statue (including the pedestal) signifies the 133 chapters of the Thirukkura.
Wax Museum: It is the first wax museum of India which is at the Bay of Bengal. It is 3 km away from Kanyakumari.

Entrance fee Time to visit Holiday camera Video camera
Rs. 50/- 09.00 Hrs to 17.00 Hrs NO Rs. 100/- Rs.25/-

Suchindram Temple: This temple is 12 Km away and is dedicated to Lord Thanumalaya swamy. Thanumalaya has three specific meaning, Thanu means Siva, Mal for Vishnu & Ayan means Brahma. It means Siva, Vishnu and Brahma all in one form.

Entrance fee Time to visit camera Video camera
NO 4.30Hrs to 12.00 Hrs & 1600Hrs to 20:30 Hrs Not Allowed NO

Dress Code: Full covered dress for both men and women. Men wear shirts while women need to wear Cudhidhar or Sari.

Ways to Get in: Rail:

There is also a railway network in Kanyakumari. There are trains to Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, Trichy, Coimbatore, Tirupathi, Madurai, and Mumbai & Jammu.


Trivandrum is the nearby airport, which is 100 km away and takes 2 ½ hours drive.

  • Kanyakumari to Madurai is 260 Km & takes 5 hours drive
  • Kanyakumari to Trivandrum is 100 Km & takes 2 ½ hours drive
  • Kanyakumari to Rameshwaram is 390 Km & takes 8 to 9 hours drive
  • Kanyakumari to Alleppey is 270 Km & takes 6 ½ hours drive
  • Kanyakumari to Cochin is 340 Km & 7 to 8 hours drive

Please follow the dress code while visiting any of above mentioned temples.