Beaches, Heritage, Scenic
Kanyakumari takes its name from the eponymous goddess Kunyakumari. An ancient center of pearl fishing, it has been a center of art and religion for centuries. There are many temples and attractions to see around the town. Baywatch Amusement Park provides a more light-hearted alternative.
Seafoods and coconuts are big influences on the cuisine of this city. Vegetarians will find many options. Saravana is one restaurant that does excellent vegetarian meals.
Visitors who are done with the attractions can take the time to stroll through the Kunyakumari bazaar. The Udayagiri in the Fort, built in the seventeenth century, also makes a great trip during your stay.
Kanyakumari district has many beaches, religious sites and scenic areas. There are evergreen forests with rubber and clove plantations. The administrative headquarters is Nagercoil, twenty kilometers from Kanyakumari town. Shopping items is influenced by the sea too. Seashell art and palm leaf drawings are local crafts to look out for.
At temples, locals may be working as guides. Always be polite and friendly with the guides. If you use a guide, agree on a price beforehand to avoid dispute later.
Fly into south India at Trivandrum in Kerala. From there, train, bus or taxi can help you reach Kanyakumari. The travel time is about three hours. Some travelers also reach Kanyakumari from Chennai. From Chennai, the travel time by the road is around fourteen to fifteen hours. Kanyakumari is well connected by train and this is a more comfortable option than bus, especially for long journeys. Long distance buses connect Kanyakumari to all the major south Indian cities