Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) attractions

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Padmanabhapuram Palace

With a forest’s worth of intricately carved rosewood ceilings and polished-teak beams, this labyrinthine palace, 35km northwest of Kanyakumari, near the Kerala border, is considered the finest example of traditional…
Monument in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Vivekananda Memorial

Four hundred metres offshore is the rock where famous Hindu apostle Swami Vivekananda meditated from 25 to 27 December 1892, and decided to take his moral message beyond India’s shores. A two-mandapa 1970 memorial t…
Hindu Temple in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Kumari Amman Temple

The legends say the kanya (virgin) goddess Kumari, a manifestation of the Great Goddess Devi, single-handedly conquered demons and secured freedom for the world. At this temple on the tip of the subcontinent, pilgri…
Ashram in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)


Just 1km north of Kanyakumari, this peaceful ashram (offering a variety of yoga retreats) is the headquarters of spiritual organisation Vivekananda Kendra, devoted to carrying out Vivekananda's teachings. Its Viveka…
Monument in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Thiruvalluvar Statue

Looking like an Indian Colossus of Rhodes, the towering statue on the smaller island next to the Vivekananda Memorial is of the ancient Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar. The work of more than 5000 sculptors, it was erected …
Museum in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Swami Vivekananda Wandering Monk Exhibition

In lovely leafy grounds, this excellent exhibition details Swami Vivekananda's wisdom, sayings, and encounters with the mighty and the lowly during his five years as a wandering monk around India from 1888 to 1893. …
Museum in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

'Arise! Awake!' Exhibition

In calming ashram grounds 1km north of town, this illustrated display takes you through major events in Vivekanada's life. It's included on your ticket to Kanyakumari's Swami Vivekananda Wandering Monk Exhibition.
Museum in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Ramayana Darshanam

This grand building with a golden roof houses an illustrated exhibit on the Ramayana, a room dedicated to Bharat Mata (India itself as the Mother Goddess) and a giant statue of Hanuman.
Ghat in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)


Before visiting the Kumari Amman Temple, some worshippers immerse themselves in the bathing ghats that surround it.
Ghat in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)


The shoreline around Kumari Amman Temple has a couple of bathing ghats where some worshippers immerse themselves.