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Destination Theme
Cities & Urban Areas, Beaches,
Best Suited For
Families, Tourists and Travellers.
Recommended Duration
Two to Four Days.

Quick Info

Kanyakumari is a small town located at the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula. The town is famous for its exalted hills, delightful beaches and beautiful rivers. The architectural design of the rustic structures in Kanyakumari has typical Keralian and Tamilian influence. It is the only place in the country where you can enjoy both the majestic sunset and the moonrise simultaneously. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is 90 kilometres away. 

Rankings & Ratings

A colourful city that has to be visited for its unparalleled view of the sunset.

Editor's Rankings

#21 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala
#6 in 13 Beaches in & around Kerala

Editor's Review

The fact that Kanyakumari is situated in the southernmost tip of India itself makes it special. The view of the ocean is simply mesmerizing, especially when you choose the right time to visit the beach. But apart from that, there are only a few tourist attractions to keep you busy and interested.


  • Many nice souvenirs can be bought.
  • The place provides best views of sunrise and sunset over the ocean.
  • The temperature is generally quite pleasant.
  • The View Tower provides great panoramic view.


  • The main beach is not very well-kept.
  • Not many tourist attractions around.
  • Non vegetarian is not that great.
  • The hotels get more expensive and difficult to get during peak season.

Itinerary Tips

  • You can use tuk-tuks or buses to travel around the place.
  • On the full moon day in the month of April, you get to see sunset and moonrise over the ocean at the same time. It is a beautiful sight.
  • Vivekanandapuram is the most peaceful and quiet area in Kanyakumari, ideal for accommodation.
  • You can take a ferry ride to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and watch the sunset from there. It is one of the major attractions. You must enter the main gate to the ferry before 4pm.
  • Kids would love the Baywatch water-themed amusement park at Sunset point. It also has a wax museum.
  • You can buy nice souvenirs from Star wholesale and retail in Sannathi street on South Car Road.

Detailed Info

Kanyakumari is one of the most visited places by travellers when they visit India. During the British Rule, the place was known as Cape Comorin. Situated at the confluence of three oceans namely Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, the town of Kanyakumari offers an amazing view of both the sunrise and the sunset over the ocean. The colourful seashores and valleys, the sandy beaches and the rolling mountains add beauty to the town. The various temples visited by thousands of pilgrims and the welcoming beaches attract tourists to Kanyakumari.

Since ancient times, Kanyakumari has been a centre for arts and culture. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial, located 100 metres into the sea is one of the major attractions. It can be reached through a ferry. The significant temples in Kanyakumari are Bhagvathi Amman Temple and Gunathaswamy temple. The View Tower provides the best view of the sunset and offers a panoramic view of the seashore, Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thilluvar stature through a telescope. Some of the other attractions are Padmanabhapuram Palace, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and Udaygiri Fort.



The town of Kanyakumari is 30 metres(100 ft) above mean sea level.


The weather is fairly pleasant throughout the year.

Best Time to Visit?

Between the months of June to November.

How to Get There?

By Air

The nearest airport to Kanyakumari is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is at a distance of 90 kilometres. The airport is well-connected to major cities in India and some cities abroad. From the airport, you can book a cab to reach your destination.

By Train

Kanyakumari has a railway station of its own. The station is very well-connected to major cities across the country. From the station, you can take a taxi or an auto to reach your destination.

By Road

You can easily get buses to Kanyakumari from Thiruvananthapuram bus station. Tourist buses are also available from Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai etc. These buses are less frequent.


Local Cuisines

South Indian style meals are famous here. You also get typical tamil dishes like dosa, vada, idly, sambar etc.