Best places to visit in Kanyakumari

Onlookers specially enjoy the horizons and sunset is simply inevitable. With a spectacular sunrise, things become simply amazing and the place more inviting.

Main tourist attractions of Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

The magnificent Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located on a small island off Kanyakumari. It has the picturesque Indian Ocean in its backdrop and hence serves as a peaceful and serene destination for visitors from across the globe. It is situated on one of the two adjacent rocks projecting out of the Lakshadweep Sea and comprises of the 'Shripada Mandapam' and the 'Vivekananda Mandapam'. The ferry rides up to these rock islands is a thrilling journey and hence attracts a lot of nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Thirparappu Falls

Thirparappu Falls make up for an enchanting sightseeing. This waterfall is a manmade one and falls from a height of 50 feet. The water collects in a quaint pool below which is an ideal place to frolic around, especially for children.

Thiruvalluvar Statue

Dedicated to the accomplished philosopher and poet Thiruvalluvar, this beautiful statue finds itself on a small island near Kanyakumari. Thiruvalluvar was the author of a legendary work in the world of Literature, Thirukkural, the classic Tamil text.

Kanyakumari Beach 

Kanyakumari beach with its beautiful hue-changing beaches, the confluence of three water bodies as well as the places of religious, historic and spiritual interests is one of the most exotic destinations in India and will never cease to amuse you with its sheer magnificence. The beach attracts people from all parts of the country as well as abroad who come here to bathe in the utter beauty of the confluence of the three water bodies that make the Indian Subcontinent a peninsula. 

Wax Museum

The Wax Museum is one of its kind Museum that stands above the rest in terms of creativity. It is situated in Kanyakumari region in the city of Baywatch. The museum houses all the important figures of the Indian History as well as the world history in wax form. The wax figures are realistic, and the Wax Museum is reminiscent of its famous counterpart in London.

Kumari Amman Temple

It is one place that you should go and see. You can find the many cultural heritages of the Indian people in Kumari Amman Temple. Many India people come to pilgrimage and to bathe in the Kumari Amman Temple.

Padmanabhapuram Palace

Padmanabhapuram Palace in Tamil Nadu is one of the most exquisite palaces of India that symbolize the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the country that has been around for many centuries aptly. This was the capital city of the erstwhile Travancore Empire and has been a true standing symbol of the region's history.  

Best time to visit in Kanyakumari

The ideal time to visit Kanyakumari is between the months of October to March. However, depending on what you want to do, here’s a monthly breakup of Kanyakumari’s climatic conditions so that you can plan when to go:

October to February: October can be described as a god time to enjoy sightseeing and other water activities at the beach. While there might be some humidity during the day, but evening sea breezes make up for a great sunset view. Also, it is during this month, the famous Cape festival is celebrated which attract lot of people. 

November marks the onset of the winter season in Kanyakumari when there is no humidity and the weather is pleasant. December to February is the peak tourist season when both day and night temperature is moderate. Since this is winter season, the temperature does not rise beyond 30 degree Celsius.

March to May: These months constitute the summer season in Kanyakumari. Though the temperature in March is generally pleasant, April and May can be warm but still the maximum temperature does not go beyond 35 degree Celsius. Swimming and surfing can be thoroughly enjoyed during these months as well. Also, the cool breezes always keep the weather cool and comfortable for tourists.

June to September: These months constitute the monsoon season in Kanyakumari. While June and September observe very scanty rainfall, the rain showers become heavy during the months of July and August. If you love rain, watch the glistening green hue of the Kanyakumari’s natural beauty and landscape. Being an off-season, you can enjoy attractive discounts at hotels and restaurants during this time.