Five best places to visit in Kanyakumari

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Kanyakumari or Kanniyakumari is a beautiful coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is famous for its sunrise and sunset over the ocean. Kanyakumari has been a city since the Sangam period and is a popular tourist destination. Here are the five best places to visit in Kanyakumari:

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Our Lady of Ransom Church, Kanyakumari

Our Lady of Ransom Church, Kanyakumari

  • Our Lady of Ransom is a Catholic church located in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
  • There have been found archaeological evidence that suggests the arrival of St. Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ to Kanniyakumari.
  • It has a great historical significance as there have also been found instances like the edicts and inscriptions that date back to 15th and 16th century.
  • It is a sublime white structure that will leave you enthralled the moment to visit there. The interiors are equally splendid.  
  • You should experience the church in the spell of coloured light that makes it look even more appealing.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kanyakumari, India.
  • It was built in 1970, in honour of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have obtained enlightenment on the rock.
  • According to the local people, it was on this rock that Goddess Kumari, the local goddess performed austerity. A meditation hall named “Dhyana Mandapam” is attached to the memorial for visitors to meditate.
  • The design of the mandapa constitutes different styles of architecture from all over India.
  • The memorial includes two structures, the Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam.

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Thanumalayan Temple

Thanumalayan Temple

  • This temple is also known as Sthanumalayan Temple which is located in Suchindram in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India.
  • The name Sthanumalayan denotes ‘Trimurti’ where “sthanu” means Shiva, “mal” means Vishnu, and “ayan” means Brahma.
  • The temple was built in the 17th century and is famous for its sculptures.
  • The place has another name, “Suchindrum” from the Sthala Purana.
  • One of the Hindu mythological legends say that King of Gods, Lord Indra got relieved from a curse at this temple. The word “Suchi” is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Suchindrum’ which means “pure”.
  • It is also believed that Lord Indra visits the temple to worship at midnight every day.

The Thiruvalluvar Statue

The Thiruvalluvar Statue

  • The Thiruvalluvar Statue, or the Valluvar Statue, is a 133-feet (40.6 m) tall sculpture of a Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar, author of the Tirukkural, an ancient Tamil work on secular ethics and morality.
  • It is located at the top of a small island near the town of Kanyakumari where two seas (the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea) and an ocean (the Indian Ocean) meet.
  • The statue was sculpted by V. Ganapati Sthapati, an Indian sculptor. It was unveiled by the then Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on 1st January 2000.
  • This statue is currently the 25th tallest statue in India.

Sothavilai Beach

  • The Sothavilai beach is one of the most important beaches in the district of Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
  • The beach stretches over 4 km which makes it one of the longest beaches in Tamil Nadu.
  • It is a spectacular view during the sunset, when you can see the entire ocean reflecting the light of the Sun, with the cool breeze and the relaxing sand, altogether making it a heavenly experience.
  • It was also one of the most seriously affected areas of the district during the 2004 Tsunami.

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