Kanyakumari Tourist Attractions / Places to Visit

Kanyakumari formerly known as Cape Comorin. Kanyakumari is the southernmost district in Tamil Nadu state and mainland India. The name comes from the Devi Kanya Kumari Temple in the region, in Tamil it is pronounced as ‘Kan-niya-kumari’. It is the southernmost tip of peninsular India, and is surrounded on three sides by the Laccadive Sea. Nagercoil  is the district headquarters.

Kanyakumari district has a varied topography with sea on three sides and the mountains of the Western Ghats bordering the northern side. Geologically, the landmass of the district is much younger when compared to the rest of state – faulted as late as 2.5 million years during the Miocene, after which numerous transgression, as well as regression of sea, had shaped the western coast of the district.

Many historical assumptions persist in the district and state, which associate sages such as Vyasa, Agastya, Tolkappiyar, Avvaiyar and Thiruvalluvar to the district. The district is also the birthplace of Ayyavazhi. The place is famous for the numerous beaches, memorials and temples. It is the land of the green meadows, blue water falls, and white sands that all represents majestic beauty of nature.

Kanyakumari’s Tourist Attractions are sorted by themes as below:

  • Adventure & Recreation
  • Art & Culture
  • Beaches & Islands
  • City & Towns
  • Celebrations & Exhibitions
  • Drinks & Eating
  • Garden & Park
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Heritage & Historical
  • Hill stations
  • Industries
  • Institutions
  • Museum & Art Gallery
  • Religious & Pilgrim
  • Rural & Village
  • Shopping Centres
  • Special Attractions
  • Water Falls & Nature
  • Wellness Centres
  • Wildlife’s & Bird Sanctuaries

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