Wednesday, 21 November 2018

What to do when you are in Kanyakumari? | Things to do in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is a coastal town of Tamil Nadu state based on southern tip of India. The Cape Comorin town is popular beach and tourist destination for watching sunrise and sunset. It is also known for pilgrimage sites. The Bagavathi Amman Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and Our Lady of Ransom Church is a center of Indian Catholicism.

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Kanyakumari is the last end of India, where you can see the meeting of two seas. This is a best place to enjoy adventure and lots of tourists come here from different countries to see the sunrise and sunset view over the ocean. If you are planning for winter holidays, then this is a best destination for you to enjoy your trip.

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Thiruvalluvar statue
Thiruvalluvar statue is one of the tallest statue in India, which height is 133 feet and weight is 2000 ton. Total 1283 stones have been used to make this tallest idol. It is a sculpture of tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar.

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Padmanabhapuram Palace
Not only Padmanabha temple, the  Padmanabhapuram Palace is also most surprising place to see in kanyakumari which called as Travancore era Palace or Kalkulam Palace located in Padmanabhapuram, Kalkulam taluk of Kanyakumari Dist, Tamil Nadu. Padmanabhapuram is a former capital of the Hindu Kingdom "Travancore" and this huge Palace was created by the King Travancore.

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Courtallam Waterfalls
Along with the temple and the ancient palaces, there is also a very beautiful waterfall which name is Courtallam waterfalls. This is the most famous waterfalls located on the chittar river near Kanyakumari. The Courtallam waterfall is a set of nine falls, which is one of the Ideal destination for a picnic. The hight of this medicinal waterfall is 167 meter and people's believed that after bathing in this waterfalls, you will get rid of from all the diseases.

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Vivekananda rock memorial
Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the most popular tourist monument in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari district of India. This rock memorial was built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda. Lots of tourists come here to see this place which located in the sea. Swami Vivekananda was use this place for their meditation which is also one of the holy places of Kanyakumari.

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Bhagwati Amman Temple
This temple is one of the most oldest temples in India which is about 3000 years old. Bhagwati Amman temple was the first Durga temple created by God Parasurama. This temple is located near coast so here you can get a amazing sea view from this temple. This holy place is included in the 108 Shakti Peethas of India and there you have to purchase an entry ticket of Rs 20 per person to enter inside the temple.

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Gandhi Memorial
This is a Pink memorial building with a beautiful sea views dedicated to the Father of nation where Gandhi's ashes was kept after his death. The most interesting thing about this place is that this is the place where the first ray of the sun falls.

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Nagaraja Temple
Nagaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Nagaraja located at the center of Nagercoil town. The name of this town Nagercoil was originated from this temple. This temple of Nag Dev (God) reminds you the Buddhist Vihara in China. When you are making plans for Kanyakumari trip, then don't forget to include this place in your list.

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Our Lady of Ransom Church
Our Lady of Ransom Church is a Catholic Church which was built in the memory of Mother Mary. This historic church was built in 15th century and now it is become one of the great tourist place to visit in Kanyakumari.

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