Other major attractions are Thanumalayan temple, Suchindram temple, Our Lady of Ransom Church, Vattakottai Fort, Gandhi Memorial, Tsunami Monument and wax museum.There are KTDC and few private run one day tour operators which cover all major nearby attractions at very affordable price. Costs for such tours starts from 350 rupees per person, for more convenience taxis are also available at city center.
How to Reach
By Air - Nearest airport to Kanyakumari is the Trivandrum International Airport, located at 93 kms from the city and well connected by train as well as road.
By Train - Kanyakumari is well connected by train. even two longest trains operated by the Indian Railways depart from here. It has daily trains to Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai as well as direct trains for Rameswaram, New Delhi, Howrah, Jammu, Dibrugarh etc.
By Road - Both government and private run buses operates on regular interval, taxis and self drives cars are also available from major cities. Road conditions are good and lots of restaurants and hotels are available on the way.
Distance from major cities
Bangalore 664 Km
Chennai 708 Km
Madurai 245 Km
Thiruvananthapuram 92 Km
Rameswaram 309 Km
What to shop
Souvenirs made of Sea shells - Dakshinavarti Shankh, jewellerymade out of sea shells, colored stones, multi colored sea sand, trinkets, traditional saris and many more decorative pieces. There are lots of small shops, wagons and carts selling these items.
Spices - You can buy different varieties of spices at very affordable price. you will find different fresh spices and packets of Garam Masala which is often used in majority of indian houses.
Top Packing Tips
Sunscreen and sunglasses - Sunscreen with SPF protection and sunglasses is a must to protect yourself from tan and sun burn.
Caps and hats - As it could be quite sunny in Afternoon especially when you are visiting Vivekananda rock a cap or hat is recommended to protect you from direct sunlight.