10 attractions you should visit in Kanyakumari - With photos & details

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Top 10 attractions to explore in Kanyakumari

Only the southernmost district in Tamil Nadu state facing the Arabian sea. Home for a lot of historic events, beaches, and amazing hill stations.

Chitharal Rock Cut TempleVellamcode, Tamil Nadu 629151, India
Jain Temples
Notable Architectures

Also, called as Chitharal Malai kovil is situated in the Thiruchanattu malai. There are two monuments and also there is a cave containing rock-cut sculptures of Tirthankaras and the attendant deities carved inside and outside dating back to 9th century AD.

Mahatma Gandhi MandapamNH 44, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu 629702, India
Viewpoints
Tombs

This is a memorial to MahatmaGandhi, who visited Kanyakumari in 1925 and 1937. The structure was even built to very specific dimensions just to honor the man.

Marunthuvazh MalaiMarunthuvazh Malai, Tamil Nadu 629703
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Marunthuvazh malai forms the part and the southernmost  tip of the western ghats of the Agaasteeswaram taluk of Kanyakumari district. The maruthuvazh malai is a fragment of the Sanjeevi mountain.

Padmanabhapuram PalaceChakala, Thuckalay, Tamil Nadu 629175, India
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Palaces
Museums

The 16th century palace standing as a finest example of traditional Kerala Architecture and was once the residence of the erstwhile Travancore Royal Family

Pechiparai DamPechiparai Dam, Tamil Nadu 629101
Dams

An artificial water body, situated near the pechiparai village of Kanyakumari. Constructed between  1897 and 1906.   A European engineer was the one who worked behind this beautiful dam.

Sunset Point, KanyakumariKanyakumari, Tamil Nadu 629702, India
Viewpoints

Sunset point in Kanyakumari provides a breathtaking and magnificent views of the setting sun amidst the clear bright sky in the background.

Thirparappu WaterFallsThirparappu, Tamil Nadu 629161, India
Waterfalls

The kodyar river makes it descent at the Thirparappu and the waterfall. It is a magnificent waterfall which will rejuvenate the viewer's mind. We can take a bath from this waterfall by enjoying the natural beauty.

Thiruvalluvar StatueKanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India
Monuments
Memorials

Thiruvalluvar is the ancient poet of Tamil Nadu, who has given Tirukkuarl ( Considered as one of the greatest work on ethics and morality, it is known for its universality and secular nature). The combined height of the statue and pedestal is 133 feet (41 metres), denoting the 133 chapters of the Tirukkural.

Vattakottai FortVattakkottai, Tamil Nadu 629401, India
Forts
Notable Architectures

This is a seaside fort near Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu built in the 18th century as a coastal defense fortification and barracks in the erstwhile Travancore Kingdom.

Vivekananda Rock MemorialKanyakumari, Tamil Nadu 629702, India
Memorials

This amazing memorial was constructed in honour of the great spiritual leader and Hindu monk of India, Swami Vivekananda. This is the place where Swami Vivekananda attained enlightenment hereafter meditating for two days prior to his famous Chicago trip.

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