Kanyakumari! The name heard in the very common phrase that says ‘From Kashmir to Kanyakumari’! It is a representation of distance right from North to South. So when someone reminds you of Kanyakumari, make sure you know that Kanyakumari is the Southern-most point of India.
Kanyakumari is considered to be the most preferred travel destination by the tourists. This place is very much attractive with its nearly 29 tourist spots to visit and that is why it is considered to be the most frequently traveled destination. Apart from all of this, one can visit Kanyakumari anytime, irrespective of the season and time. This place welcomes everyone with open arms. The most magnificent thing about being here is the sunrise and the sunsets by the Kanyakumari. You would definitely want to book cheap flight tickets to India for this and not miss it for anything in the world. So to help you with your confusions, I am writing down this article to tell you more about the best places to see in Kanyakumari so that you can have your mini bucket list to fulfill when you go there. Start scrolling down and start reading.
- Vivekananda Rock memorial:
Vivekananda Rock Memorial was built between 1963 and 1970 in red and blue granite. It is situated on the top of a rock island, at a height of about 17 meters above sea level, covering an area of about 6 acres. Vivekananda Rock Memorial is about 490 meters offshore nearby the confluence of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. In 1970, Swami Vireshwarananda, the president of Ramakrishna Mission, consecrated Vivekananda Rock Memorial and it was opened to the public by V.V.Giri, the then president of India. Visit this one if you get the chance and do not forget to click some great pictures here because this is a vintage place.
- Kanyakumari Temple:
The Kanyakumari temple is also known as the Kanyakumari Bhagavathiamman temple which is like a soulful attraction in Kanyakumari and must be visited without fail once you are here. This temple is a dedication to Goddess Kanyakumari, the reincarnation of Parvathi Devi, wife of Lord Shiva. This place is very peaceful and serene. Kumari Amman Temple was originally built by the kings of the Pandya Dynasty in the 8th century. It was later renovated by the Chola, Vijayanagara and Nayaka rulers. So this place has a very unique architectural design and has influences from almost all the eras.
- Wax Museum:
Wax Museum in Kanyakumari is towards the Baywatch of the city and must be seen atleast once. This place holds the wax statues of every great person from the history including Mahatma Gandhi. This place also holds statues of famous Hollywood actors and foreign personalities like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Some say that this museum is like a counterpart or a replica of the museum in London and that is why you must not miss it at all.
- Padmanabhapuram Palace:
This palace is again of the most famous places to see in Kanyakumari. Being an ancient palace, this place holds many rich and unique artifacts and also holds the great responsibility of representing the Travancore Empire which existed a long time ago. A number of unique articles such as old Chinese jars, a variety of weapons, brass lamps, wood and stone sculpture, furniture and large mirrors, paintings, a wooden cot and a polished stone cot are housed in the Padmanabhapuram Palace for safekeeping. The Kerala Government has taken up the responsibility of maintaining this place with great care and that is why the palace is still standing with great conditions and special care.
So these were the most important places that we suggest you see and try not to miss once you are I Kanyakumari. I would like to remind again that you shouldn’t really miss the sunrise and sunsets in Kanyakumari once you are there. You might not get this chance again anytime sooner. So what is all this waiting for? Just let go of all those business class flights and those strict meetings that have taken up a lot of your time. Go for some last minute flights and make some sudden plans to this place and let yourself cross the rules that you have set for yourself. Make the most of this time and come out of your stress. Holidaying isn’t a bad thing really. You deserve it.
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