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 at the tip of the subcontinent, pilgri…
Monument in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Gandhi Memorial

Appropriately placed at the end of the nation that Gandhi fathered, this cream-and-blue memorial is designed in the form of an Odishan temple embellished by Hindu, Christian and Muslim architects. The central plinth…
Monument in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Kamaraj Memorial

This memorial near the shoreline commemorates K Kamaraj, known as the 'Gandhi of the South’. One of the most powerful and respected politicians of post-Independence India, Kamaraj held the chief ministership of both…
Museum in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Swami Vivekananda Wandering Monk Exhibition

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.Your ticket also covers the…
Monument in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Vivekananda Memorial

Four hundred metres offshore is the rock where the 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 memorial to…
in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Government Museum

This museum is overpriced and underwhelming. There’s a blah display of archaeological finds and temple artefacts and some freak-show paraphernalia, like the foetus of a four-legged goat and (gasp!) a three-chambered…
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)

'Awake! Awake!' Photo Exhibition

Your ticket to the Swami Vivekananda Wandering Monk Exhibition also covers the worthwhile, Vivekananda-inspired 'Awake! Awake!' photo exhibition in Vivekanandapuram, a peaceful ashram 1km north of town with various …
Palace in Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Padmanabhapuram Palace

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


A popular sunset viewpoint on Beach Rd.