Best Places to Visit in Kanyakumari

Beach and sea

Kanyakumari beach is an interesting spot for all types of people. You see the sea in three different colours. While beach is the prime attraction, you can take a cruise ship to visit the 133 feet tall Thriuvallur statue, the sacred Vivekanada Memorial and other attractions inside the sea.
On the beach, you can watch sunset and sunrise if you reach at the right time. Also visit Telescope house to watch the panoramic view of the sea and other attractions.

Temples in Kanyaumari

Suchindram Hanuman temple is a famous religious place which is a little away from the main district. Thanumalaya Swamy temple in Suchindram is a unique styled temple. Kanyakumari Bagavathiamma Temple is a very old temple which gave this district its name. 16th century St. Xavier Church is a popular church in the locality.
It is known as a place of many miracles. If you want to spend a pilgrimage time, choose December when an annual celebration happens for 10 days.

Padmanabhapuram palace

This palace is a little away from Kanyakumari. This is the ancient capital of Kerala and this palace was built in 17th century on seven acres. It is an archaeological and architectural marvel.
Upprika Malika is an important building to visit in this palace.

Tiruparappu falls

It is about 13 km from Pechiparai Dam which has exotic wildlife and dense forest. This falls is about 300 feet tall and has a temple nearby. A swimming pool here is a great attraction for children.

Other attractions are Muttom beach, Sangunthurai Beach, Chitharal, Vattakotai and many others.


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