Day 9 : Trivandrum to Kanyakumari and return
Today, you will go the southernmost point of India. The distance of Kanyakumari from Trivandrum is approximately 100 KM. And as you are going to Kanyakumari today, you surely do not want to miss the exceptional sunset.
So it will be late evening to return back Trivandrum. There is a conducted bus tour arranged by KTDC (Throughout the week except Monday) which starts at 7.30 AM and ends at 10 PM. It will charge you Rs. 990 per person and enroute they will make you visit at Padmanabhapuram Palace.
But in my opinion, for this day, please book a full car (4 seater/6 seater/8 seater and so on as per your team size). You will get ample number of options in Trivandrum regarding the driver. During your booking please tell the driver to stop at Poovar Island and Padmanabhapuram Palace.
Poovar is known for back waters and Golden Sand Beach. But if you want to experience the back water, you have to bargain a lot. You will enjoy the ambience and nature with silence which will give peace of mind. Padmanabhapuram Palace is a well-preserved wooden palace which stands as a glorious testimony to the traditional Kerala Architecture. The extraordinary murals, exquisite floral carvings and the black glossy granite floor will surely astonish you.
After reaching Kanyakumari, it will be better that first you stand in the queue for Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Because, the length of the queue will increase as the time past.
So, without wasting your time, first go to Vivekananda Rock Memorial. From the vessel during your ride to reach Vivekananda Rock, the view of Thiruvalluvar statue and the temple is just awesome. After returning from Vivekananda Rock, you take your lunch and after that spent some times beside the beach. For me, it was the best part of my Kerala Tour after Munnar. I must visit Kanyakumari again.