Kanyakumari is a beautiful coastal town with a rich and unique history. The district has a stunning coastline on one end and stunning landscapes full of rubber plantations, paddy fields, and palm trees. Millions of people visit Kanyakumari to visit the Bhagavathi Amman Temple. But the temple isn’t the only highlight of the place. Here are a few attractions you must not miss in the district.
Baywatch, Kanyakumari, is a water-based theme park ideal for family outings. There are dozens of rides for people of all ages. The amusement park is located on Kovalam Road, near Sunset Point. Activities include – Crazy Chairs, Giant Wheel, Milky Wheel, Multiple Splash, Bumping Car, etc. Some of the details of this amusement park include:
Baywatch Kanyakumari Entry Fee – INR 400 per person for adults & INR 350 per child
Baywatch Kanyakumari Timings – 10 am to 6 pm
Baywatch Kanyakumari Dress Code – While there is no dress code, 100% nylon or polyester clothing is preferred to cotton as it does not hold water.
The Thiruvalluvar Statue was inaugurated in 2000 to commemorate the great Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar. The statue is 400 meters away from the shores and can be reached by ferry. The statue is 133 feet tall, depicting the total chapters in Thirukural, the poet’s greatest work. The pedestal on which the statue stands is 38 feet long, symbolizing the 38 verses dedicated to virtue. The statue is 95 feet long from the hair lock to the feet, symbolizing the 95 verses dedicated to porul and inbam, i.e., wealth and love. The idea behind this is that wealth and love must be built on a platform of virtue and good behavior.
Hidden Twin Beach
If Kanyakumari Beach seems crowded, we suggest moving further to Hidden Twin Beach on Kovalam Road. The beach is famous for its mesmerizing sunrise and sunset and is less crowded than famous beaches like Sothavilai and Lemur. One of the most unique places in Hidden Twin Beach is the stunning views of the sunset and the adjoining church. If you aren’t sure about the best time to visit the beach, we suggest you contact us.
Wonder Wax Museum
The Mayapuri Wonder Wax Museum is close to the Kanyakumari Railway Station. The museum is a part of the Baywatch Kanyakumari Amusement Park. The museum is home to dozens of wax figures of actors, politicians, and other famous personalities, including Manmohan Singh, Barrack Obama, Rajnikant, Jackie Chan, and Michael Jackson.