Kanyakumari rests on the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. The land is home to stunning hills, pristine beaches, and beautiful rivers. Bordered by Kerala, Kanyakumari’s culture is a mixture of the Tamilian and Keralite culture. Many years back, Kanyakumari was a place that tourists visited just for sightseeing. This was due to the lack of basic amenities to make their stay comfortable.
The government officials then took a pledge to take up tourism seriously and started constructing mind-blowing hotels and resorts at serene spots to attract more tourists. For this reason, Kanyakumari tour packages started gaining a huge recognition. There are of course a lot of places to go sightseeing including the Thiruvalluvar Statue, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kamarajar Manimandapam and more.
Additionally, Kanyakumari is associated with great legends of Indian history including Swami Vivekananda, and Mahatma Gandhi. Memorials have also been built under these legends names to keep their memories alive throughout the generation. Whereas, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is considered a sacred place from time immemorial. In ancient times, this memorial was known as ‘Sripada Parai’ – meaning that the rock was blessed when touched by the goddess’ feet.
Padmanabhapuram is a town located a couple of kilometres away from Kanyakumari. The town was once the ancient capital of Travancore. The place features a palace that spread across seven acres of land surrounded by the fort, hills, and rivers. Tourists who wish to visit this palace need to obtain tickets which costs Rs. 25 per adult and Rs. 10 per child. The visiting hours extend from 9 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon, and from 2 in the afternoon till 4.30 in the evening. Further, the palace remains closed on all Mondays. Another main attraction of this place includes Maruthuva Malai, a mountain which is believed to hold all kinds of medicinal herbs. The mountain is also part of ancient Hindu mythology where the Hanuman carried Maruthuva Malai which was originally a part of Sanjeevi Mountain from Mahendragiri to Srilanka. However, the mountain dropped off at this place and is now a visual treat to all the tourists who come here.
Kanyakumari is truly a place where the ancient Hindu mythology comes to life. The best Kanyakumari tourism packages include a visit to all the top-notch spots spread across the place. Tourists are advised to wear light and comfortable clothes as the day will be hot during most times of the year.