- Kumari Amman
- Vivekananda Memorial
- Gandhi Memorial
Looking for a religious voyage? Book your next vacation with us to Kanyakumari India Tours. This charismatic city of temples is the southernmost point of peninsular India and is the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is also the most important Hindu pilgrim center. With our Kanyakumari India Tour you can marvel at the beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters. Another fascinating thing that will leave you spell bound is the multicolored sand of the beach here. So explore the true beauty of this place with our Kanyakumari India tours.
Few of The Most Fascinating Attractions That You Will Come Across, While on Your Kanyakumari India Tours Are as Follows:
Kanyakumari Temple / Kumari Amman Temple: This is the most famous and most visited temple of the place. It is located on the shore, overlooking the ocean. The temple is dedicated to virgin goddess Kanya Devi, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. According to Hindu mythology Kanya Devi was to marry Lord Shiva, but Lord Shiva did not arrive at the auspicious time of marriage. As such, the marriage could not be solemnized and Goddess Kanya Devi chose to remain virgin for the rest of her life. She started to bless devotees at the place as a virgin goddess. Another interesting aspect is that the diamond nose ring of the deity sparkles so much that it is visible even from the sea.
Gandhi Mandapam: This mystical beauty lies not far from the Kumari Amman Temple. The Mandapan is constructed at the spot where the urn containing the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was kept for public view before a portion of its contents was immersed in the three seas.
Vivekananda Memorial: This Memorial is around 500 meters away from mainland. It was built in 1970. The fascinating thing to notice is that it stands on one of two rocks separated by about 70 meters. It is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, the greatest social reformer. You may also visit the meditation hall attached with the memorial. The design of the mandapa incorporates different styles of temple architecture from all over India. It houses a statue of Vivekananda. The divine foot print 'Pada Parai' of Devi is also seen here.
Padmanabhapuram Palace: This magnificent palace is located 15 km from Nagercoil. A visit to this palace will describe you that it is one of the most ancient monuments in South India. You will be amazed by its strategic planning and military architecture. Its main attraction is its sheer aesthetic beauty, innovative designs and time tested wooden carvings.
How to Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is at Trivandrum (80 km). It is directly connected with Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, and Chennai by regular flights.
By Rail: Kanyakumari is connected to Trivandrum, Delhi, and Mumbai by broad-gauge railway network. Tirunelvelli (80 km) is the other nearest railway junction.
By Road: Kanyakumari is connected by road to Trivandrum (86 km), Nagarkoil (19 km), Tirunelvelli (91 km), Tiruchendur (89 km), Tuticorin (129 km), Rameshwaram (300 km), Courtallam (130 km), Madurai (242 km), Thekkady (358 km), Kodaikanal (362 km), Palani (370 km), Ootacamund (576 km), Cochin (309 km), and Coimbatore (478 km)