4 Places to Visit Near Kanyakumari Beach
You may know Kanyakumari as one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. Also known as Kumari Munai, Cape Comorin, or just Kumari, the rocky region lies on the southernmost tip of the country. The mainland is also known as Koodal since its located at the intersection of the three oceans. If you’d like to stay close to beautiful sea beaches, important monuments, and tourist spots, book yourself into Hotel Gopi Nivas Grand, one of the best sea-view hotels in Kanyakumari.
You can think of Kanyakumari’s seashore as the crown gem of all attractions. Read on if you are looking for places to visit near Kanyakumari beach. All of these places offer the tranquillity and excitement of experiencing the mesmerizing panorama.
1. Kanyakumari Temple
The Devi Kanyakumari temple is on the list of must-visit places in Kanyakumari. The city gets its name from the temple. The Kanyakumari temple is one of the shakti peethams of India and one of the most revered Hindu pilgrim centers. The temple is famous for its beautiful sunrise and sunset views, greenery, and abundant sea. You can book yourself in Hotel Gopi Nivas Grand, one of the best sea-facing hotels in Kanyakumari, to watch the scenic sunsets around the temple from your hotel room.
2. Vivekananda Rock Memorial
The next important monument in Kanyakumari is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, located just 500 meters away from the mainland. Vivekananda Rock Memorial stands on one of the two rocks that’s believed to have an imprint of Goddess Devi Kumari’s feet; thus, the place is blessed. Experience the memorial’s incredible scenic beauty, historical importance, and religious significance considered an architectural masterpiece. We suggest you stay at one of the best beach-facing hotels in Kanyakumari to save on transportation and get the most cherished and memorable ocean views.
3. Thiruvalluvar Statue
Another famous monument on the beach for you to visit is the Thiruvalluvar statue, built in memory of the ancient Tamil saint, poet, and philosopher to honor his well-known work Thirukkural, a collection of 1330 couplets in Tamil. Book yourself in a hotel with sea-view rooms in Kanyakumari.
You will need to take the ferry to the statue since it’s 400m away from the seashore of Kanyakumari. The imposing sculpture, located at the point of confluence where the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal meet, leaves you in awe with its height of 95 feet, representing the chapters of Wealth & Pleasure and an additional 38-foot pedestal that signifies the 38 chapters of Virtue in the Thirukkural.
Your trip to Kanyakumari will be complete only when you watch the surreal spectacle involving the sun and the moon. The beaches of Kanyakumari are the only places on earth that can offer sunrise and sunset views. If you plan to visit during the months of April-May around the full-moon phase, you may witness a sight of a lifetime. On Chitra Pournami, the sun and the moon are seen together on the same horizon. You can catch the unique phenomenon of nature by booking your stay in one of the sea-view hotels in Kanyakumari.
Gopi Nivas Grand is an excellent option for staying as one of the sea-view hotels in Kanyakumari with a pocket-friendly tariff. Explore Kanyakumari with family and visit the major attractions close to the hotel. Visit us!