Must-Visit Kanyakumari Popular Tourist Places

Located in southernmost point of Indian Peninsula, Kanyakumari is one of the popular tourist destinations of Tamil Nadu state in India. Called as 'Cape Comorin' during British rule, this place is a true example of peaceful coexistence of religious places, different cultures and profound inheritance of people at one. It is also known for

Every place has it unique feature and Kanyakumari distinguishes as it is surrounded by three ocean bodies (Mighty Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea) and all this can be viewed from one place. At its beach-side, you can gather multi-colored shells to add in collection of sea-treasure or you can also witness some of the best views of sunrises and sunsets that have pleased many painters from all over the world.

1. Kanyakumari Temple:

Kanyakumari is famous for its temples' architecture and Kanyakumari Temple proves it well. The temple is dedicated to the goddess 'Devi Kumari Amman' and is of great historical and religious significance. It is the most important among other Kanyakumari temples and therefore comes first in our must-visit countdown.

Kanyakumari Beach

2. Kanyakumari Beach:

It is one of the best Kanyakumari tourist places located at the con-flux of three huge seas namely Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. A lighthouse at the beach gives panoramic views of three seas meeting at one that seems like never-ending blue waters.

Olakaruvi Falls

3. Olakaruvi Falls:

Beautifully snuggled in the southern Kanyakumari is the Olakaruvi Falls, that is an ideal picnic spot. This waterfall consists of two smaller fallsthe lower part is a famous family picnic spot and the higher is about 200 mtrs uphill that is best for trekkers.

Thiruvalluvar Statue

4. Thiruvalluvar Statue:

This huge statue is a tribute to 'Thiruvalluvar', the known poet and philosopher, praised for his contribution to Tamil literature. It is situated atop a small island stone, about 400 mtrs away from the coastline of Kanyakumari. its unusual 19 ft high face (including nose, ear, forehead, eyes and mouth) is carved out entirely by hands using a single rock.

Vattakottai Fort
5. Vattakottai Fort:

Vattakottai Fort, also known as the Circular Fort, is a tourist hot-spot of Kanyakumari. An interesting fact of this fort is that its 4 ft wide tunnel connects it to the Padmanabhapuram Palace. This subway is not in use at present and remains closed.

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