Kanyakumari is a little town in Tamilnadu famous for many things, such as the confluence of three seas, sunsets and sunrise, a historic temple, and more. But this blog helps you explore the other side of Kanyakumari – less crowded but equally beautiful places. And if you are looking for quality full-service hotels in Kanyakumari, visit Hotel Comorin Grand.
1. Mathur Aqueduct – A Bridge Exclusively for Water
Have you ever heard of a bridge constructed only to transport water? The Mathur Aqueduct, located in Kalikulam taluk, was built in 1966 to transport water from one hill to another. In fact, it is the tallest and the longest trough bridge in Asia. Since the trough bridge is located close to the Western Ghats, the entire place is scenic and a sight to behold. You can reach the top of the bridge for a 360-degree view of the surrounding greenery. Evenings are the best time to visit the trough bridge.
Did You Know?
The aqueduct structure is over 56 years old yet still carries water. As you stand below the aqueduct, you will stand in awe, looking at the majestic structure.
|Distance from Kanyakumari Town||52 km|
|Timings||6 AM – 7 PMvv|
Don’t forget to visit this unique place when traveling to Kanyakumari. You can stay at the best customer service hotels in Kanyakumari to make your visit more memorable.
2. Chitharal Temple – Harmoniously Blending Two Religions
Get lost in the past by visiting the Chitharal temple, which dates back to the 9th century. There are two specialities in Chitharal – a rock-cut Jain temple and a Bhagavathy Amman temple that was built near it.
The place is called by multiple names, including the Chitharal Jain temple, Malaikovil, and Bagavathy Amman temple. You can start from Chitharal village and trek for around 14-15km to reach the crest within 30 to 40 minutes. The Jain temple is a big rock carved with images of the 23 Tirthankara, and the main deity is Mahaveer.
The calm hills on top, with the stunning view of Kanyakumari, will make your trip unforgettable. The Bagavathy Amman temple, which is close by, is also carved out of rocks. Though no regular poojas are offered, you can go inside the temple and offer prayers.
|Distance from Kanyakumari town||54 km|
|Timings||8 AM – 4 PM|
3. Aadhi Kesava Perumal Temple – Historic Temple
Visit the 2500 years old Aadhi Kesava Perumal Temple to explore spirituality and historic architecture in one place. Situated at Thiruvattar, the Adikesava Perumal Temple offers a calm and spiritual experience. The main deity here is Lord Vishnu, and the temple is one of the 108 Divya Desam, a group of holy places spread across India and Nepal. Interestingly, the temple is built in Dravidian style architecture, surrounded by a majestic fort wall. As you visit the temple, you will get inspired by the intricately carved 224 stone pillars. The Adikesava Perumal temple is surrounded by three rivers and has a picturesque ambiance to relax.
Did You Know?
The Adikesava Perumal temple is said to be older than the Padmanabhaswamy temple in Trivandrum.
|Distance from Kanyakumari town||52 km|
|Timings||5 AM – 12 PM, 5 PM – 8 PM|
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4. Muttom Beach – Hidden Beach of Kanyakumari
Do you love peaceful beach sunsets? Skip the usual beaches in Kanyakumari and head straight to Muttom Beach. This beautiful beach is the perfect place to enjoy it with friends and family. The rocks on shore and waves gushing over it offer a picturesque view of the beach. There are shelters available for rest and parking facilities as well for visitors.
The Muttom beach is close to the famous All Saints Church, built in the 18th century in Portuguese architecture. You can then enjoy a stunning beach view at the top of a lighthouse nearby.
|Distance from Kanyakumari town||32 km|
|Timings||6 AM – 6 PM|
Though this can be covered in one day, you can explore places by staying at any of the full-service hotels in Kanyakumari.
5. Kalikesam Waterfalls – Waterfalls Amid Forests
Get close to nature by visiting the Kalikesam waterfall amidst the Keeriparai Wildlife Sanctuary. The pristine waterfalls with a small natural pool are perfect for rejuvenating your mind and body. The way to the Kalikesam waterfalls is equally beautiful, with rubber trees on both sides. At the end of a short walk through the Eco Camp, there is a Kaali temple where you can offer prayers. You can also bathe in the river flowing by the temple. Kaalikesam waterfall and the eco camp are indeed the must-visit places in Kanyakumari.
|Distance from Kanyakumari town||50 km|
|Timings||8 AM – 4 PM|
Staying at one of the best hotels in Kanyakumari and planning for this waterfall would be a good plan to enjoy with peace.
We’ve covered the best places in and around Kanyakumari. Now it’s up to you to book your stay at the best full-service hotel in Kanyakumari – Hotel Comorin Grand. Contact us at +91 88254 66315 or book your rooms online.