Kanyakumari Vacations

Welcome to Kanyakumari! Kanyakumari is surrounded by the beaches and rolling hills of Tamil Nadu.

Explore Kanyakumari's visitor attractions. See Gandhi Mandapam and the Kumari Amman Temple.

Kanyakumari isn't the only place in this popular region worth seeing; visitors should also drive a little further out to experience the unique qualities of the nearby scenery, cities and cultural attractions. Roughly 1 mile (1. 6 kilometers) away lies Kanyakumari. Set aside a day here to visit the Gandhi Mandapam and Kumari Amman Temple.

While you are staying in Kanyakumari, experience Thiruvananthapuram. Approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you can find Technopark, Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Trivandrum Secretariat. Napier Museum, Padmanabhaswami Temple and Hawah Beach are also good places to visit.

To get a real sense of a place, it helps to understand the past. Tamil Nadu's fascinating fortresses provide a wonderful starting point. Delve into Kanyakumari's heavenly side by visiting the area's temples and other places of worship.

Follow your passions and book one of the city walking tours and wildlife spotting tours. There are plenty to choose from in Tamil Nadu.

For many people, experiencing new horizons is as much about eating as it is about taking photos of tourist attractions so take the time to try the local specialties for which this area is known. Cooks in this part of the world often make use of lentils and spices in their dishes. Two of the regional specialties not to miss are masala dosa (thin crepe with dips) are sambar (lentil and vegetable stew). Taste shahi tukda (bread pudding) after your main dishes. This is popular with residents.

The nearest major airport, Trivandrum International Airport, is located in Thiruvananthapuram, 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the northwest of Kanyakumari, which is handy to remember when planning your vacation.

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