Kanyakumari is district in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. Located at the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula, its former name was Cape Comorin. The closest major cities are Nagercoil, the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari district. This is a popular tourist place in India.
If you ever go to India, then besides Bombay, perhaps the most interesting place you need to go is the city of Baywatch situated in the region of Kanyakumari. It has a very famous water amusement park that is especially suitable for families. There are many different types of rides available like the Bumping Car, Crazy Chairs, Giant Wheel, Milky Way, and Multiple Splash. Baywatch Water Amusement park is open every day of the year and it has many different attractions for adults and children including its world famous wax museum that is the counterpart of Wax Museum at London.
Thirparappu Temple is situated near the Thirparappu Waterfall in kanyakumari district in Tamilnadu, India. This temple is lushes with greenery. One can go there while travelling to the Thirparappu Waterfall to feel the peace and the calmness.
Sanguthurai Beach is one of the nicest beaches that you should go to, during your visit to India. Sanguthurai Beach is located in the southernmost part of India, and you can feel the fierce power of the Indian Ocean there. However, Sanguthurai Beach is a pretty tranquil place with white sand beaches that sets a perfect background to the coastline. It is also possible to see Vivekananda Rock from here in the coastline of Sanguthurai Beach. You can also see a white pillar protruding from the sea at Sanguthurai Beach. In addition its lukewarm temperature is perfect for swimming especially in the summer time.
Muttom is a village in Kanyakumari District of the Tamil Nadu State, India. Muttom has a lighthouse due to which its presence is recorded in the international shipping chart. This is a beautiful village with a sandy beach on one side and a rocky beach on the other side. Due to this it attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The terrain of this village and its surroundings is hilly and from a height one can see an idyllic view of the place. One can watch both the sunrise and sunset from here. A Portuguese architecture based catholic church known as All Saints Church, stands in the middle of the village.well then, Muttom is more over a sentimental place for the cine directors.
Chitharal is a small village situated at a distance of 7 kms from Marthandam and 45 kms from Kanyakumari. It is famous for its rock cut temples and caves with rock cut sculptures. Age of this temples dates back to 9th Century A.D you can find Jain sculptures, Hindu deity sculptures which is been preserved by the Central Archeological Survey of India.
very near to Devi Kumari Amman Temple on the seashore. Here his ashes were kept for public view before immersion in the sea on February 12, 1948. It is built in Orissa Style of architecture and designed in such a way that on October 2, the rays of the sun falls exactly on the spot where his urn was kept.Its central shape is 79 feet high representing Mahatma’s age.
The Mathoor Hanging Trough is the tallest as well as the longest trough bridge in Asia, having a height of 115 feet and a length of one kilometre. Constructed in 1966, this bridge has become a place of tourist importance and hundreds of tourists visit this place. This is situated in Mathoor, hamlet of Aruvikkarai revenue village in Thiruvattar Panchayat Union.
The reservoir was formed by the construction of the Pechiparai Dam, which was built across the Kodayar River about 1 mi (1.6 km) below the confluence of the Kallar, Chittar and Kuttiyar tributaries. It was built during the period 1897 – 1906 by the European engineer, Mr. Minchin,(called as mookanthurai by the local people) during the reign of the Travancore Maharaja Moolam Thirunal.
The original cost of construction of the dam was Indian Rupees 26.1 Lakhs (in the late 19th century). The catchment area of the reservoir is 207.19 km2 (80.00 sq mi), and the depth is 14.63 m (48.0 ft). The dam is a straight gravity type masonry dam 425.5 m (1,396 ft) long and 120.7 m (396 ft) high above the deepest foundation. There is no inspection gallery.
Kanyakumari is the ‘Land’s End’ of the Indian subcontinent, located in the state of Tamilnadu in south India. It is famed for its incomparable geographical location of not only its land’s end, but also for Tri-sea (Arabian sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal) confluence. Here, the Bay of Bengal meets the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. A dip in the ‘Triveni Sangam’ (confluence of the three seas) at Kanyakumari is considered holy. Kanyakumari is also known as Cape Comorin. kanyakumari is located near the border of Tamilnadu and Kerala. Kanyakumari is just 85 Kms. east of Trivandrum city, capital of Kerala. Kanyakumari is a popular pilgrim centre and named after goddess ‘Parvati’, wife of lord ‘Shiva’. ‘Kumari Amman’ a temple is dedicated to virgin goddess Kanyakumari (kanya – ‘lady’, kumari – ‘virgin’).
The pilgrim centre,Athankarai Pallivasal is located in between Thiruchendur and Kanyakumari on the coast road, about 46kms from Thirunelveli. The shrine has two domes of Sufi saints who were believed to grant all desires of devotees. One dome is dedicated to Syed Ali Fathima and another to Hazrath Sheik Mohammed. During the festival held in September, thousands of devotees gather here to pay their homage and seek blessings.