Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located about 500 meters off the mainland. The views from here are fabulous – you can see the Kanyakumari town spread out on the banks and the colorful fishing boats moored in one part. The sea around has an overpowering presence, its roar blurs every other sound in the backdrop.
Visting Hours : 8 AM To 4 PM
Tiruvalluvar Statue is a 133-foot tall stone sculpture of Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar. The structure stands 400 meters from the coastline on a minor rock, in memory of this noble poet who gave golden words of wisdom through his philosophical work 'Tirukkural' – a treatise in Tamil on the Indian way of life.
Visting Hours : 7 AM To 12 PM 4 PM To 8 PM
Gandhi Memorial or Gandhi Mandapam was built in the memory of the ‘Father of the nation’ in 1956. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was shot in 1948 and after cremation his ashes were to be sprinkled over different regions of the country. Gandhi Memorial at Kanyakumari was the place where the ashes were kept.
Hours : 4.30 AM To 12.30 PM 4 PM To 8 PM
Devi Kanyakumari Temple has a shining diamond nose ring and it is visible even from the sea. The temple story says that this nose ring was obtained from king cobra. The light reflect from this nose ring mislead the mariner in wrong way to lighthouse. To prevent this situation happening again, the eastern door of the temple is closed.
Suchindram is famous for the Thanumalaya Perumal temple which is also called Suchindram Anjaneyar Temple. Known for its sculptural grandeur the temple has a majestic seven-storeyed white Gopuram which is visible from quite a distance. Its 40 m facade is covered with intricately carved sculptures of Hindu dieties.
Bay Waatch offers matchless excitement and promises a wholesome fun time with water slides, simulated Rain Dances and Wave Pools. The mildness of sunrays, the rumbling fountains and lush green landscape blends nature's beauty into a world ready for child and adult fantasies. A visit to Kanyakumari will convince you that it's a unique water park for fun and adventure for all ages.
The paintings at Vismaya are depth-defying illustrations that appear real. These paintings have been hand picked for their wholesome look so that visitors can take pictures by posing in- front of it and the pic would actually look real. The response received to the wax museum since its opening in last week of December 2005 is tremendous.
The wax museum museum catches up with the imagination of the people. Meet eminent people, click photographs and look up to a learning experience.Some wax museums have a special section dubbed the 'chamber of horrors' in which the more grisly exhibits are displayed. Some collections are more specialized, as for example collections of wax medical models once used for training medical professionals.
The Kodayar makes its descend at Tirparappu and the water fall at this place is about 13km. from Pechiparai dam. The river bed is rocky and about 300 feet in length. The water falls from a height of nearly 50 feet and the water flows for about seven months in a year. The whole bed above the falls is one rocky mass which extends up to a distance of about quarter of a kilometer upstream where the famous Thirparappu weir has been constructed for supplying water to the paddy fields.
The ancient historical town Padmanabhapuram is one of the four municipalities in the district is 55 Km. south of Trivandrum, about two km. east of Thuckalay and 35 km. from Kanyakumari on the Trivandrum-Cape Comerin road. This town is surrounded by a fort with an area of 187 acres. The ancient capital of Travancore might be constructed before AD 1601. The palace with an area of seven acres, is situated in the very centre on the Padmanabhapuram Fort, amidst hills, dales and rivers. The palace which is situated in Kanyakumari District is under the control of a Curator of the Archaeological Department of Kerala Government.
The bridge has been constructed at Mathoor across the river Parazhiyar at a cost of Rs. 12.90/- lakhs and the trough canal (Pattanamkal canal) on the bridge carries water for irrigation from one side of a hill to the other side of a hill. The trough has a height of seven feet with a width of seven feet six inches. The canal is being shouldered by 28 huge pillars. By the unrelented efforts of late Thiru. K. Kamaraj, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, this canal was constructed as a drought relief measure and for the development of agriculture in Vilavancode and Kalkulam Taluks.
Another monument Kamarajar Manimandapam was raised and dedicated to Late. Sri. Kamarajar, The freedom fighter, Former Chief minister of Tamil Nadu, President of Indian National Congress. He was popularly known as Black Gandhi among the masses and king maker during congress regime. This monument was constructed where his ashes were kept here for public to pay homage before immersion into the sea. Visting Hours -7 AM To 7 PM . Entrance Free.