Have you been to the Southern-most Tip of India, Kanyakumari, or Cape Comorin

Kanyakumari, alias Cape Comorin, is the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula in Tamilnadu state.

Vivekananda Memorial, Kanyakumari, Cape ComorinVivekananda Memorial at Kanyakumari alias Cape Comorin (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

Three Seas Converge here at  Cape Comorin. That is to say, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal converge here.  Thrivenisangamam or Triveni Sangamam is the point where the three seas converge.  Therefore, it is a famous pilgrimage center for Hindus.

Suchindram temple and Bhagavathy temple are two nearby famous temples in Kanyakumari.

In Kanyakumari, you can see sunrise and sunset on two different Seas. You can view the Sunrise on the Bay of Bengal.  You can view the Sunset in the Arabian Sea. That is to say, turn in two directions to see this rare sight.

Certainly, Vivekananda Rock Memorial is the most famous tourist attraction here. Vivekananda  Memorial is on Rock Island, around 500 meters from the mainland. Ferry services from the mainland connect to the rock memorial. It takes around 10 to 15 minutes of boat journey to reach the Vivekananda rock memorial by ferry. It was built in 1970 to memorialize the Great Indian Spiritual leader, Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda swam to this rock and meditated here and attained enlightenment here.

133 feet Thiruvalluvar statue in KanyakumariThiruvalluvar statue at Cape Comorin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

133 feet high, 7000 tons, Tiruvalluvar Statue is situated on another rock island, very close to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. It was opened on the first day of January 2000. Thiruvalluvar was a Great ancient Tamil poet and saint who wrote Thirukural. Certainly,  Thirukural is the most famous work by Thiruvalluvar.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial is another famous tourist destination here. In short, Cape Comorin is an important tourist destination in South India.

How Do I Go to Kanyakumari, Cape Comorin?

National Highway 44 connects Cape Comorin to Srinagar. This highway is, incidentally, the longest National Highway in India. NH 66 connects the cape with Panavel (on the outskirts of Mumbai).  NH 47  connects Salem with  Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari is a major terminal Railway Junction.  Trains to major cities of India, like Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkotta, etc., are available from this station.

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport to Cape Comorin 86 kilometers away. Madurai airport is 243 kilometers away from Cape Comorin.

What are the Nearby Places to Visit in Kanyakumari?

Vattakottai, an Ancient Fort, Pechipparai dam, Thottipalam, Thirparappu Falls, Padmanabhapuram palace, Suchindrum Sthanumalayan temple, and Muttom Beach are some of the nearby tourist places. You can visit all these tourist places by taking the circular bus service of the Tamil Nadu State Government transport department.

Which are the Good Kanyakumari Hotels?

There are many good Cape Comorin hotels. Hotel Tamilnadu is a good one for the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Hotel Temple Citi, Hotel Seaview, The Gopinivas Grand, Sparsa Resort, The Seashore Hotel, Hotel Sangam, Hotel Singaar International, SivaMurugan Lodging, Hotel Manickam, Triveni Tourist Home, Hotel Park, Hotel Maadhini, etc., are some of the other leading Kanyakumari hotels.


Vivekananda Kendra offers rooms ranging from as low as rupees 100 per day to rupees 1500 per day. A/c cottages are available for rupees 3000 per day.


To sum up, viewing sunrise and sunset at the same point is the main attraction here, in addition to the Vivekananda rock memorial.

Thiruvalluvar statue, Suchindram temple, and Bhagavathy temple are also worth visiting.

Have you ever been to Kanyakumari? Please share your experiences and thoughts in the comments section.