Top 5 Things to Do in Kanyakumari

India, Kanyakumari Guide (B): Top 5 Things to Do in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari, a town in the state of Tamil Nadu, is situated on the southern most tip of peninsular India and is a very popular tourist destination. I had been on, what I like to call, an epic journey – that of traveling on World’s 10th Longest & India’s Longest Running Train #VivekExpress. So after exciting & tiring 83 hours & 25 minutes, I was at Kanyakumari, where tourism has been the main industry, since the 1970s. Over a period of time, it only got better and while there are many places to visit and many things to do in Kanyakumari & experience first hand, including food, here I list my tops:

Undoubtedly, the most looked-forward-to things to do in Kanyakumari by the tourists. Although the place is named after Goddess Devi Kanya Kumari, whom local women pray for their marriage, I somehow felt that that is not the topmost priority in the minds of the tourists. The first thing they do is experience the awesome sunrise and sunset at Kanyakumari beach.

Vivekanand Rock Memorial is equally looked forward to, by tourists and travelers both. This is definitely one of the top things to do in Kanyakumari. About half a kilometer into the sea, from the Kanyakumari Beach, you can reach this place by taking a ferry. The ferry keeps transporting the passengers to & fro every 15-20 minutes from either end. Swami Vivekanand is noted to have attained enlightenment on this rock. There is a nominal charge of INR 20/- as entry fees, with timings from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. There is also a Meditation Hall, at the backside of the rocks. Besides, you also must have a look at the book shops here. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top 5 Things to Do in Kanyakumari
Guide Location: India » Kanyakumari
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Vivekanand Rock Memorial   Thiruvalluvar Statue  
Author: Shaunak Marulkar
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