Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters. The multicolored sand is a unique feature of the beach here.
Gandhi Mandapam is constructed at the spot where the urn containing the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was kept for public view before a portion of its contents was immersed in the three seas. It resembles an Oriyan temple and was designed so that on Gandhiji’s birthday (2nd October), the sun’s rays fall on the place where his ashes were kept.
Vivekananda Memorial is about 500 meters away from mainland. This memorial stands on one of two rocks separated by about 70 meters. It was built in 1970. This memorial is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, the greatest social reformer. Swamy Vivekananda was supposed to have medicated on the rock where the memorial stands today. The design of the mandapam incorporates different
The small 18th century Vattakottai fort overlooking the sea is located at a distance of 6kms from kanyakumari.
The Padmanabhapuram Palace in Kanyakumari district, located about 15 km from Nagercoil has the rare distinction of being one of the most ancient monuments in South India. Known for its strategic planning and military architecture, the palace was the seat of power for the Travancore emperors till 1790, when the capital was shifted to Thiruvananthapuram by Karthika Thirunal Maharaja, popularly known as Dharma Raja. Its main attraction is its sheer aesthetic beauty, innovative designs and time tested wooden carvings.
The Udayagiri fort is located at a distance of 14kms. from Nagercoil. This was the vital military station of the Travancore rulers, when Padmanabapuram was capital of Travancore. It was stated to have been originally built in the year 1600 AD, and then Marthanda varma rebuilt it. It is stated that a brass gun of 16 feet long bored found inside the fort could not be moved even a few years by1200 persons with the help of 19 elephants.
Thirparappu fallsis a natural beauty spot attracts many tourists. It is located at a distance of 40 kms from Nagercoil.
The famous beach at Muttom is located about 16 kms from Nagercoil and 32 kms from Kanyakumari. Muttom is famous for its beautiful landscaping and high rocks dipping into the sea at the beach-side.
Mathur Aqueduct or Mathur Hanging Trough is built over the Pahrali river is at a
As Kanyakumari is bordering the sea, enjoys a maritime climate all the year round. Though the summers are sweltering and the temperature may rise as high as 34.8°C. The ideal time to visit Kanyakumari would be from October to March. As far as clothing is concerned, cottons would be ideal. Make a trip to Kanyakumari and go back with some of the memorable moments.
Through air : The nearest airport is at Trivandrum (80 km). It is directly connected with Bangalore, Bombay, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, and Madras by regular flights.
Via railways : Kanyakumari is connected to Trivandrum, Delhi, and Bombay by broad-gauge railway network. Tirunelvelli (80 km) is the other nearest railway junction and can be reached by road via Nagarkoil.
By roads : Kanyakumari is connected by road to Trivandrum – 86 km