Kanyakumari undoubtedly is one of the best tourist spots in India located in the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula. Though left undiscovered by many, Kanyakumari has lot to offer with a list of some of the best places and long list of tourist spots for all groups.
The breathtakingly gorgeous natural beauty of Vivekananda Rock memorial and the wonderful view of the Indian Ocean from there are among some of the many places to see in Kanyakumari. The scenic beauty of Kanyakumari makes it’s a wonderful blend of culture, traditions, history, and modernization. One more thing that makes the place a must-visit place is its connectivity from all other states of the nation easily via rail, road, and air.
Top places to visit in Kanyakumari
- Thirparappu Falls
One of the best artificial falls, Thirparappu fall is among the best scenic beauty in Kanyakumari. The fall is essentially a combination of several streams of water going in the descending to ascending pattern making it a magnificent water pool. The entrance to the Thirparappu Falls is marked by a Shiva Shrine.
The beauty around the fall has always been a photographer’s dream as it possesses the beautiful vegetation and varied species. The sights of the dazzling white waterfall cascading down from the heights are breathtaking. It’s an ideal setting for a weekend getaway or a picnic with family and friends.
- Gandhi Memorial
No tour in India is complete, until you visit any place related to father of the nation. Anywhere you go in India you will find some or many places in the fond memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Memorial in Kanyakumari is one such place, and it is more popular because the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were kept here after his demise in 1948. However, what makes it interesting is the rays of sun on 2nd October that falls precisely on the place were ashes of the father of the nation were kept.
- Kanyakumari Beach: Picture worth to click
This scenic beach, located at the convergence of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, and Arabian Sea, is one of Kanyakumari’s most renowned tourist attractions making it a picture perfect spot. The beach’s variously coloured sand, magnificent sunrise and sunset vistas, with the lighthouse and Vivekananda memorial in the background make for some fantastic photo opportunities.
- Wax Museum
The one of its kind, wax museum is centre of attraction for many. It is no doubt a state-of-the art example of creativity with beauty. Wax museum is located in the city of Baywatch of Kanyakumari.
- Our lady of Ransom Church
This white architectural marvel stands tall and clean amidst the blue sky and crashing seas, dedicated to Virgin Mary, also known as “Alangara Upkara Matha” by the Tamil Christians who live here. The cathedral has a saree-clad idol of Mother Mary, making it one of Kanyakumari’s must-see tourist attractions. The Church is not visited only by Christians though b all the visitors proving the fact true that India is a country of Unity in diversity.
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