Situated at the tip of the Indian Peninsula, Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of mainland India. Kanyakumari has been one of the major centres of arts, culture and religion since the ancient times. The city’s beaches are also the only beaches in the world where you can experience both sunrise and the sunset.
On the way to Kanyakumari, Padmanabhapuram Palace is the old granite fortress constructed around 1601 AD and was the residence of the Travancore Rulers.
Kanyakumari Temple is also referred to as Bhagvaty Amman Temple and is one of the 108 Shakti Peethas in Hindu mythology. The temple is one of the major Hindu temples across India and the temple’s architecture is also unique.
One of the iconic monuments in Kanyakumari, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located 100 meters from the shore. The small rock island can be reached by a ferry and consists of two main structures; the Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam.
Thiruvalluvar Statue is one of the biggest in Asia and was unveiled on the 1st of January 2000
Suchindrum. the temple town, is located 11 kilometres from the city of Kanyakumari. The temples here are built in the distinctive Dravidian style and are adorned with massive gopurams which are a common characteristic of all the Dravidian temples. The highest gopuram is 134 feet high and the inside of the temples sport various exquisite rock cut pillars and gateways.