Kanyakumari is a coastal town in India’s southernmost tip. The English anglicized the name to Cape Comorin to make it easier to pronounce. The city is famous for its amazing sunrises and sunsets over the ocean. Surrounded by three major water bodies, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal, you will find Kanyakumari among the most serene and beautiful places in Tamil Nadu. As a traveler, you will experience a great blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty through its forts, temples, beaches, and museums. Stay at one of the hotels near sightseeing places in Kanyakumari, like hotel Comorin Grand. Here’s a List of Some Popular Tourist Places Near Kanyakumari Hotels:
Bhagavathi Amman Temple
The temple is believed to be over 3000 years old and supposedly built by Lord Parashurama. It is dedicated to the Goddess Kanyakumari and is said to be one of the first of the 51 Shaktipeethas, or the divine abode of Goddess Shakti. Visit the temple to admire the fantastic mix of Dravidian and Kerala-style architecture of this temple. And don’t miss to admire the deity’s nose ring, believed to be so bright that it once caused a ship to hit a rock. The ship misunderstood the bright light from the nose ring to be emanating from a lighthouse.
One of the most popular tourist spots is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Set on one of the two rocks and located 500 meters from the mainland, it is known for its historical importance and great architectural beauty created in the style of the ancient Ajanta and Ellora cave temples. It was inaugurated in 1970 to honor Swami Vivekananda and the place where he attained enlightenment.
Plan your visit to Sunset Point in Kanyakumari for breathtaking views of the setting sun. The confluence of three ocean bodies known as the Triveni Sangam makes the natural setting even more special and breathtakingly unique, making it one of the popular honeymoon places near Kanyakumari hotels. If possible, visit the place on full moon nights to simultaneously capture the setting sun and the moon rising.
Our Lady of Ransom Church
A visit to Our Lady of Ransom Church in Kanyakumari will help you trace its history from the 15th century through impressive Gothic architecture. The church is one of the most visited historic religious sites in Tamil Nadu and is famous for its intricate wooden carvings depicting various scenes from the bible. The colorful glass windows give a sparkling reflection within the church building, which is worth seeing.
Want to head out for a day trip from Kanyakumari?
Hotel Comorin Grand is one of the best hotels near tourist places in Kanyakumari. Our experts will happily assist you with day trips to the following locations.
Suchindram has located around 11 km from Kanyakumari and is an important pilgrimage spot and the site of the famous Thanumalayan Temple. The temple is dedicated to the Trinity, i.e., Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. It is also renowned for its hanuman statue – the 22 feet tall statue of Anjaneya was supposedly carved out of a single granite block.
Sai Baba Temple Pothayadi
The Sai Baba Temple in Pothayadi is a large and peaceful temple located 10 km from Kanyakumari. It has a large meditation hall with beautiful architecture that offers a positive vibe. The temple sits amidst natural surroundings, ensuring you get a nice breeze and feel at peace.
The temple of Nagaraja is dedicated to the serpent king and dates back to the pre-12th century. Located in Nagercoil, the temple has many snake statues and sculptures, with two giant snake statues at the temple entrance. You will also see several Jain Tirthankara images carved on the various pillars of the temple.
Kanyakumari is situated at the tail-end of the Western Ghats and has a rich heritage and beautiful landscape. If you wish to visit forest tourist places near Kanyakumari hotels, contact Hotel Comorin Grand for bookings.
Wish to Take Some Memorabilia Back With You From Kanyakumari?
Kanyakumari is famous for handicrafts, souvenirs, textiles, and spices. Silver jewelry, stone carvings, lace, embroidery items, wood sculptures, sea shells, and coconut shell crafts are famous. Palm-leaf drawings by artists are a great buy from Kanyakumari. Spices like cloves and cardamoms are a local specialty to take back from Kanyakumari.
The beaches of Kanyakumari offer long stretches of sand, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and fantastic sea views. Book your stay at Hotel Comorin Grand, one of the best hotels in Kanyakumari, situated a stone’s throw away from the beach to soak in all the ethereal gorgeousness the city offers. Visit us!