How to reach Kanyakumari?

Kanyakumari is directly connected by rail with almost all metropolitan cities in India. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 90 km from Kanyakumari Town and 70 km from Nagercoil. Kanyakumari is 744 km from Chennai.


Thiruvalluvar Statue

The Thiruvalluvar Statue has a height of 95 feet (29 m) and stands upon a 38-foot (11.5 m) rock that represents the 38 chapters of "virtue" in the Thirukkural. The statue standing on the rock represents "wealth" and "pleasures", signifying that wealth and love be earned and enjoyed on the foundation of solid virtue.[10] The combined height of the statue and pedestal is 133 feet (40.5 m), denoting the 133 chapters in the Thirukkural. It has a total weight of 7000 tons. The statue, with its slight bend around the waist, is reminiscent of a dancing pose of the ancient Indian deities like Nataraja. It was sculpted by the Indian sculptor Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, who also created the Iraivan Temple.


Thiruvalluvar Statue

The Thiruvalluvar Statue has a height of 95 feet (29 m) and stands upon a 38-foot (11.5 m) rock that represents the 38 chapters of "virtue" in the Thirukkural. The statue standing on the rock represents "wealth" and "pleasures", signifying that wealth and love be earned and enjoyed on the foundation of solid virtue.[10] The combined height of the statue and pedestal is 133 feet (40.5 m), denoting the 133 chapters in the Thirukkural. It has a total weight of 7000 tons. The statue, with its slight bend around the waist, is reminiscent of a dancing pose of the ancient Indian deities like Nataraja. It was sculpted by the Indian sculptor Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, who also created the Iraivan Temple.


Vivekananda Rock Memorial

The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a popular tourist monument in Vanathurai, Kanyakumari, India. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters (1,600 ft) east of mainland Vavathurai. It was built in 1970 in honor of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock.


Gandhi Memorial Mandapam

The Gandhi Memorial Mandapam has been built on the spot where the urn containing the Mahatma's ashes was kept for public viewing before immersion. Resembling central Indian Hindu temples in form, the memorial was designed in a way that on Gandhi's birthday, 2 October, the first rays of the sun fall on the exact place where his ashes were kept.


Bhagavathy Amman Temple

Bhagavathy Amman Temple is a 3000-year-old temple dedicated to Goddess Kumari Amman located at Kanyakumari. Kumari Amman is one of the forms of Devi, popularly known as “Kumari Bhagavathy Amman”. Kumari Bhagavathy Amman temple is the first Durga Temple created by Lord Parasurama and one of the 108 Shakthi Peethas. This temple is situated at the shore of the Laccadive Sea. The Kumari temple has been mentioned in Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Purananooru.


Thirparappu Waterfalls

Thirparappu Waterfalls are the famous waterfalls in Kanyakumari District. It is also known as 'Courtallam of Kanyakumari'. Many tourists are always interested to visit this place. There is a swimming pool near the waterfalls. At the upper side of the waterfalls, one can ride on the boat. There is a Children's Park near the waterfalls. Famous Mahadevar Temple is very near to the waterfalls. The waterfalls are 7 km from Kulasekaram. And if you would rather go out exploring the city, the temples and heritage sites, here are a few of those as well.


Marudhamalai Hill temple

Marudhamalai Hill Temple is among the most renowned attractions of Coimbatore. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The 12th-century temple is surrounded by numerous trees, plants, and herbs with hills in the backdrop.


Padmanabhapuram palace

Before centuries, the houses that have all the facilities are known as Palaces. The rulers of states, the Kings resides in such Palaces. Padmanabhapuram palace was once the official residence of Travancore Kings. Padmanabhapuram Palace was built in Kerala styled Architecture with woods. The palace was built in the 18th century by Travancore King Thiru Anusham Thirunaal Marthanda Varma. The palace was situated in 6 1/2 acres in 186 acres fort. Here one can enjoy seeing things used by Travancore Kings. The palace was under the control of the Kerala Government. The palace is situated just 2 km from Thuckalay.


Mathur Aqueduct

The aqueduct was built to pass the cultivable water between two mountains. Mathur Aqueduct was built between Aruvikkarai and Mudhalaaru in Paraliyaru River. The aqueduct was built by Former Chief Minister of TamilNadu Perunthalaivar Thiru Kamarajar. Mathur aqueduct was South Asia's largest aqueduct. The aqueduct was 1240 feet long, 101 feet high with 28 Giant pillars. It is 3 Km's from Thiruvattar.