Kanyakumari Tour Informatiion

BAY WATCH

      This Bay watch is a water Theme park. This is 2 km away from Kanyakumari on the Kovalam Road. The park is taken care and maintained by Sree Bhadra parks and Resorts Ltd, Thirssur in Kerala. Things found here are crazy chairs, Flying Elephants, Hotel Tea cups, Cape train, Multiple Splash, Milky Way, crazy cruise, Aqua shuttle, Family pool, wave pool and sky train. It is open for visitors from 10 am to 7.30 pm. The entry ticket for children is 150 rupees and 200 rupees for adults.

GOVERNMENT FRUIT FARM

      This fruit farm is 2 km away from Kanyakumari on the way to Nagercoil. In this fruit farm there are variety of fruits, hundreds of plants and different species of trees found. The farm can be visited between 9 and 11 in the mornings and 1 to 3 in the evenings. Saturdays and Sundays are holidays.

MATHUR HANGING BRIDGE

This is a rare bridge found in Kanyakumari. This Hanging through in Mathur is the tallest and the longest of the trough bridges in Asia. Its height is 115 feet and has a length up to a Kilometer. It was constructed in 1966. Mathur is a hamlet of Aruvikkarai revenue village of Thiruvattar Panchayat Union. This bridge is built across the Parazhiyar River at a cost of 12.90 laths. It is built from one hill to another hill. There are 28 pillars in it. The Late Chief Minister Kamaraj built it for the goodness of the people as a drought relief measure. Now there is a children’s park and bathing platforms are put up on the banks.

MARUTHUVA MALAI

This hill which is the abode of medicinal herbs is a part of the Western ghats. Mythology says that Hanuman was carrying the Sanjeevi mountain from Mahendragiri to Srilanka to heal the fatal wounds fo Lakshmana, the brother of the epic hero Rama. On the way, a piece of rock feels here and named as Maruthuva Malai. It stretches for a kilometer and the altitude is 800 feet. It is located 11 km away from Nagercoil.

MURUGAN KUNDRAM

This place is 3 km away from Kanyakumari. The place is calm and peaceful. This is due to the power of the sun and the moon. The five day to visit this place is on ‘Chithra pournami’ a full moon day in the month of April.

PADAMANABAPURAM PALACE

This was the capital of Travancore till 1798 A.D. This was the ancient seat of the Travancore rulers. This palace is located 37 km away from Kanyakumari. The palace inside this fort covers 6 acres of land area. The antiquities, the armony of the royal families, the Ramaswamy temple near the palace, 45 panels of carvings from the Ramayana can be found inside.

GANDHI KAMARAJ TRUST

      This is a historical and gallery. This gallery has beautiful portrayals of many great freedom fighters and leading personalities and a treasure of manuscripts also. This trust is near the railway station. Visitors are allowed from 9.30 in the morning till 9 in the late evening. The entry ticket for students is just 10 rupees.

Other Important Places in Kanyakumari

WAX MUSEUM

      This wax museum is the first of the Indian Wax museums. This wax museum is near the Baywatch Theme park. This was opened for visitors to see from 24th December 2005. This was built in the same style of Madame Tussand in London. This is built to attract tourists from all over the world. The entry fee to the park is rupees 200 but an entrance fee of 20 would do to visit the museum alone.

VIVEKANDAPURAM

      The headquarters of the Vivekananda movement or society ie the Vivekananda Kendra is situated just a kilometer far from Kanyakumari. This is a vast land area, with many buildings, halls and other things. There is a statue of the Swami portrayed as a wandering monk and there are some unique pictures preserved here.

VIEW TOWER AND TELESCOPE HOUSE

      The vast area of the landscape, the seashore, the Vivekananda Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue can be seen clearly from the telescope in this view tones. In the mornings from 5 am to 7 pm in the evening the visitors can have a view on the telescope. The entry ticket is rupees 2 for children and rupees 3 for adults.

VATTAKOTTAI

      This place is 6 km north-east of Kanyakumari. There is a granite fort located in this place. This along with the other line of ramparts are terminals to the south Travancore. It was built by King Marthanda. This was built in defense, to protect, Nanjil Nadu. The fort is located in a three and half acres land area. The fort walls are of 25 feet high. There is a parapet which is 29 feet thick in the front side and 18 feet at the corners and 6 feet at the rears. This was very strongly built through the orders of De Lennoy, during the reign of King Marthanda.

UDAYAGIRI FORT

This fort is an old monument of the state. It was built during the king Marthanda Varma’s rule during the 18th century. This fort has a fountry for casting guns. Inside the fort is the De tennoy’s tomb. De Lennoy is a Dutchman. In 1741, the Dutchmen were defeated by King Marthanda in a battle held at Colachel. De Lennoy was one among the 24 prisoners who were prisoned in this fort. Some became close to the king. They trained the soldiers by the European method of warfare. The fort is allowed for visitors during daytime. It is located 34 km away from Kanyakumari.