Historical Places to See in Kanyakumari
Historical Places to See in Kanyakumari

Fish Museum

AddressErumanayakkanpatti Beach Rd, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu 629702
AverageTimeToSpendAbout 1-2 hours
BriefSea Angels, Lobsters, Sea Horses, Tiger Prawns, and Sea Horses are different variety of sea water species that can be seen here.
DistanceFromOtherPlace2 km from Vivekananda Rock Memorial
ExtraNeedle Fish, a fish that eats fish, has a long elongated narrow jaw with sharp teeth. It is relatively small up to 30 to 40 cm in length when fully grown can also be seen here.
FactsAqua World Fish Exhibition Kanyakumari is one of the few well-maintained aquariums that carries exhibition purposes at Tamil Nadu.
OpeningHours9:30 am to 5:00 pm
PeopleLoveForPlaceThis aquarium showcases several species of freshwater and sea water animals. The Fresh Water species like Green Terror, Flower horn, Guppies, Goldfish and Angels can be seen here.
TicketPriceRs. 5 for adult and Rs. 100 for foreign visitors.
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial/Thiruvalluvar Statue

AddressKanyakumari, Tamil Nadu 629702
AverageTimeToSpendAbout 1 hour
BriefThe rocks are surrounded by the Laccadive Sea. The memorial consists of two main structures, the Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam.
DistanceFromOtherPlace1.1 km from Kanyakumari Sunrise view
ExtraAccording to local legends, it was on this rock that Goddess Kumari performed austerity.
FactsIt was built in 1970 in honor of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock
OpeningHours8:00 am to 4:00 pm
PeopleLoveForPlaceA meditation hall known as Dhyana Mandapam is also attached to the memorial for visitors to meditate which gives the visitors peace.
TicketPriceFree entry
TipsMaintain the place decorum and keep the place clean.
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Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam

AddressNH 44, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu 629702
AverageTimeToSpendAbout 1 hour
BriefAfter his demise in 1948, his ashes were kept in 12 different urns so as to transfer them to different parts of the country. One of these urns was brought to Kanyakumari. Before immersions, it was kept at the spot where the memorial is built now for public so that they can pay their last homage to one of the greatest sons of India
DistanceFromOtherPlace200 meters from Kanyakumari Sunrise view
FactsMahatma Gandhi Memorial was built in the honor of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation. Also known as Gandhi Mandapam, it is an important part for every Kanyakumari tour
OpeningHours7:00 am to 7:00 pm
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe sea breeze and spirituality is worth experiencing.
TicketPriceNo entry fee
TipsMaintain Silenece in the memorial premises.
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Southern Tip Of India

AddressKanyakumari, Tamil Nadu 629702
AverageTimeToSpendAbout 1 hour
BriefJutting into the Laccadive Sea, the town was known as Cape Comorin during British rule and is popular for watching sunrise and sunset over the ocean
DistanceFromOtherPlace3.2 km from Thiruvalluvar statue.
ExtraIt's also a noted pilgrimage site thanks to its Bagavathi Amman Temple, dedicated to a consort of Shiva, and its Our Lady of Ransom Church, a center of Indian Catholicism.
FactsKanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu on India's southern tip
OpeningHoursOpen 24 hours
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe picture perfect view of southern most tip of India and the wide ocean before it.
TicketPriceNo entry fee
TipsDo not forget to carry your cameras.
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Vattakottai Fort

AddressVattakkottai, Tamil Nadu 629401
AverageTimeToSpendAbout 1:30 hour
DistanceFromOtherPlace7 km from Thiruvalluvar statue.
ExtraThe fort is made of granite blocks and, today, a part of the fort extends into the sea
FactsIt was built in the 18th century as a coastal defense-fortification and barracks in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom.
OpeningHours8:00 am to 5:00 pm
PeopleLoveForPlaceVattakottai Fort commands a picturesque view of both the sea on the one side, and the hills (Western Ghats) on the other. Another interesting feature near the site is a beach of black sands
TicketPriceNo entry fee
TipsDo not forget to carry your cameras.
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Chitharal Jain monument

AverageTimeToSpendAbout 1 hour
BriefOn the top of the hill, there in a cave temple with mandapa, a varandah corridor and a balipeetham with a kitchen (madappalli) which is carved into a natural overhanging rock facing the west
DistanceFromOtherPlace53 km from Kanyakumari Sunrise View
FactsThere are two monuments. The earlier rock-cut Jain structure of beads with inscriptions and drip-ledges is the earliest Jain monument in the southernmost part of India which was from first century BC to sixth century AD.
OpeningHoursMorning till Evening
PeopleLoveForPlaceAn ancient fort .
TicketPriceNo entry fee
TipsDo not forget to carry your cameras.
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