Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of Indian mainland, is not just a meeting point of three water bodies but also an amalgamation of different cultures, religions and ideas developed over centuries. The allure of this charming town in Tamil Nadu attracts hordes of tourists all the year round. Blessed with beautiful temples, historical monuments and serene beaches, here’s a list of best places in Kanyakumari you must definitely visit!
Vivekananda Rock Memorial:
One of the iconic monuments in Kanyakumari, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located 100 meters from the shore and is one of the major tourist attractions in Kanyakumari. The small rock island can be reached by a ferry and consists of two main structures. The Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam are the two main complexes of the memorial and is frequented by thousands of tourists.
The Thirparappu Falls at Kanyakumari are the most iconic of all waterfalls in Kanyakumari District. The falls thunder down a height of 50 feet over a rocky area. There is also a Shiva temple at the base of the waterfall. While the falls have water through the year, they truly become spectacular in monsoons.
The massive 133 feet tall statue is of the Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar, who was considered to be one of the greatest Tamil poets in India. Thiruvalluvar Statue is one of the biggest in Asia and was unveiled on the 1st of January 2000. The pedestal of the statue is artistically designed and is decorated with 10 elephants that signify the various directions.
Carved over the Pahruli river is with a strong foundation of 28 pillars, Mathur Aqueduct which is also known as Mathoor Hanging Trough. The purpose behind this aqueduct was to carry water for irrigation from one hill to the other. The aqueduct owns its name from a village named Mathoor and is one of the most important parts of Kanyakumari. It is known as the highest and longest aqueducts in the whole of South Asia.