Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari, also known as Cape Comorin is the Land’s End of the Indian subcontinent, where the Bay of Bengal meets the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Nature is so spectacular at Kanniyakumari that several other Indian beaches pale by comparison. Cape Comorin is at its best during Chitra Pournami, (the full moon day in April) when the sun and moon are face to face on the same horizon but other full moon days are also special and you can see the sun set and the moon rise almost simultaneously. Watching the sun rise here is an age-old ritual that attracts pilgrims each morning, who gather to plunge in turbulent swell of tri-oceanic waters.
The Kumari Amman Temple here is dedicated to Parvathi as Devi Kanya( the Virgin Goddess) who did penance to obtain the hand of Lord Shiva.

Attractions in Kanyakumari, around and from Kanyakumari

  • Gandhi Memorial The Gandhi Mandapam has been constructed at the spot where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were kept for public view in an urn before a portion was immersed into the three seas. Every year on Gandhiji's b

  • Kamaraj Memorial The memorial to the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was constructed on the seashore, where the ashes of the Late Leader was immersed. A building at cost of Rs.50 lakhs was completed in an aesthetic

  • Kumariamman Temple The legend of this temple is as romantic as the place itself. Dedicated to the virgin goddess Kanniyakumari (Parvati) who stands guard over the country, the temple is built at the spot where the godde

  • Thiruvalluvar Statue THIRUVALLUVAR, author of THIRUKKURAL - A Sagacious saint born before the Christ (i.e. about 30 years before the Jesus Christ). Tamils take cognizance of the birth of Thiruvalluvar as a basis of the ca

  • Vivekananda Memorial The memorial has been built on the Vivekananda Rock where the great philosopher - guide Swami Vivekananda went into meditation that transformed him into one of the most charismatic spiritual leaders o