The southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent, Kanyakumari has always been on the radars of travelers from all over the world. Standing at the confluence of the three vast expanse of water, the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, Kanyakumari makes your sweet memories come in front of your eyes. Let’s explore the tourism scenario of this beautiful city in the south.
Situated about 90 km from the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, this small town is famous all over the world as the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent and for its unique geographical positioning, i.e., joining the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The city derived its name from the local deity of Kanyakumari, the goddess of the virgin, whose temple is also located in the area. There are several beautiful cities and destinations like Pondicherry, Alleppey, Kovalam, Kodaikanal and Kochi. You can take a Kanyakumari to Kovalam taxi or a train to Kodaikanal, to enjoy these beautiful locations.
This small coastal town is famous for innumerable religious destinations, laid back beach and amazing food. Perhaps the most recognizable landmark in the city is the Thiruvalluvar statue, which is situated at the beach and can be seen from any part of the city. This monolithic structure is about 133 feet tall, which also represents the 133 parts of the most important piece in Tamil literature, Thirukkural.
Kanyakumari is also famous for the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, which is supposed to be the meditating and teaching grounds of Swami Vivekananda. The presence of Swami Vivekananda in the city’s culture had a major impact in its tourism, where swami’s devotees from all over the world still continue to pour in large groups to learn from his lifestyle and spread his teachings. A larger part of its image can be seen even in Kanyakumari’s food and art forms as well.
If you’re visiting Kanyakumari for the first time, then there are plenty accommodation options from luxury to budget range. The hotels at Kovalam Road and East Car Street are considered amongst the best in the city. If you’re planning for a romantic getaway with your loved one, the resorts in Kovalam (which is also a major tourist hub) are just perfect for spending your time in a quiet atmosphere, relaxing at the beach. You can take a Kanyakumari to Kovalam cab to reach these hotels and resorts.
For foodies, the shacks, eateries and restaurants located in and around the Beach Road are famous for serving authentic local and international cuisines. Seafood lovers are guaranteed to have a great time. You can also find some fantastic vegetarian outlets as well, where food is served with traditional on banana leaves. Don’t forget to fold it outward, which is a sign that you’re satisfied with the food and you’d come back again.
If touring Kerala has always been in your mind, the attractions of Kanyakumari will add sweet memories in your life. Make proper arrangements and plan right now!