The southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula is home to an amalgamation of three water bodies- Ganga, Yamuna, and the fictitious Saraswati river. Kanyakumari literally means virgin goddess. The beautiful town derived its name from the famous Virgin Goddess Kanyakumari Devi whose temple is an important destination in Kerala sightseeings.
The alluring land has a beautiful mix of different religions, cultures, and ideas developed over the centuries. Kanyakumari is blessed with beautiful temples, breathtaking beaches, and historical monuments.
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Famously known as Devi Kanyakumari Temple is one of the prominent religious tourist attractions in India. The town gets its name from the Goddess. The 3000-year-old temple is considered as one among the 108 Shakti Peethas. Many legends are connected to the origin of the temple. One famous legend claims that the goddess an incarnation of Goddess Parvati was supposed to wed Lord Siva. But he never showed up on the wedding day. So the Goddess waited for him throughout her lifetime as a virgin. The temple architecture and the stunning idol of the goddess with the diamond nose pin make the temple a must-visit site.
The eastern gate of the shrine is always closed because it is believed that the shine of the nose pin is so bright that many ships mistook it for a lighthouse and have shipwrecked.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Vivekananda Rock is a famous tourist attraction that offers you a mesmerizing view of the sunset and sunrise. Swami Vivekananda is believed to have attained enlightenment on this rock in 1892. The calm, serene, and spiritual vibe of the place leaves your mind and soul relaxed. Enjoy the sight of three water bodies meet together-Triveni Sangam. Tranquillity spreads in you when you meditate here listening to the music of the ocean. A ferry from the seashore takes you to this amazing rock island giving you the most beautiful evening of your lifetime.
The 133 feet majestic statue of most revered Tamil philosopher and poet, Thiruvalluvar stands proudly adjacent to the Vivekananda Rock. The pedestal is symbolic of the 38 chapters of virtue in the literary book Thirukkural. The 133 feet statue symbolizes the 133 chapters of the book. The famous destination holds a lot of cultural importance in Tamilnadu.
Gandhi Mandapam- A tribute to the father of the nation.
A memorial built as a tribute of the father of the nation. The memorial was home to Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes before it was immersed in the seawater. The memorial is built in modern style architecture by including some features from Orissa. The architecture is built in a special way such that every October 2nd the sub rays fall exactly on the spot where the ashes were placed. It is a great tribute to Mahatmaji. This memorial is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi whose sacred ashes were kept here before being immersed in the seawater. Built-in modern architectural style, the Mandapam borrows elements from the Orissa style of architecture. You can experience a great patriotic vibe in this place and also spend some time in the historical time capsule the place creates.
The picturesque beach is located on the confluence of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean. The hue changing beach with different colored sand with the breathtaking views of the sunset and sunrise make it one of the must-visit tourist attractions in India. The panoramic view of the beach, the lighthouse, and the Vivekananda rock leave you dumbstruck.
Thanumalayan temple is world-famous for its holy trinity of Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu. The temple is also the abode of Lord Hanuman whose statue is 22 ft high. The temple is famous for its ancient architecture representing famous Gopurams, Musical pillars, Exquisite carvings. The musical pillar is carved out of single granite stone and is 18 feet high. The temple gives you a powerful spiritual aura living you blessed and confident.
Padmanabhapuram Palace is the epitome of Taccusaastra- ancient science of carpentry. The 16th-century palace is made of the finest teak wood available. The palace is the best example of rich heritage and architectural brilliance of the Kingdom of Travancore. The interior design of the palace leaves you stunned. The intricate designs right from the entrance of the palace, the elaborately carved columns, chairs with Chinese carvings and the Belgian mirrors make the palace a proof for unparalleled beauty. The palace is one of the must-visit places in top Kerala attractions.
Vattakottai Fort has a great historical significance as being the major part of the defense for the Travancore kingdom. Located on the most scenic spot, the surreal view from the fort ramparts is breathtaking. The fort is built out of granite and stones presenting you the breathtaking view of the Bay of Bengal and the grand view of the windmill farm. The location promises a soothing hangout for a relaxing day.
Kanyakumari offers you a mix of culture, nature, and spiritual experience. The geography of the land makes it a perfect spot to enjoy sunset and sunrise on the same beach. Funday Holidays offers you the best Package Tour to Kanyakumari –The Southern Tip of India.