Coimbatore is very famous city of Tamil Nadu and it consist of not only temples and sightseeing but tourist attracts here for its culture and cuisines. It has wide variety of food items with mouth watering taste. Such specialty food item is given below
Idli and Sambher: It is very most common and famous dish of South India. Idli sambar is not only popular in India but throughout the world. This amazing recipe is native to South India and is loved by all sorts of foodies
Dosa: Dosa is very tasty and delicious dish which is wide famous in all around the world. Dosas are a staple food in all the southern states of India, Tamil nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. These have been existing since centuries and have been mentioned in both Tamil and Kannada works of ancient days. Dosa is a type of pancake made from a fermented batter. ... Dosa is a typical part of the South Indian diet and popular all over the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally, Dosa is served hot along with sambar and chutney
Kaalaan: It is dish prepared from chopped mushroom in spicy water based curry and served with coriander leaves and chopped onions, But unlike other cosmopolitan cities.
Kanyakumari By Air
The nearest airport to reach Kanyakuamri is the Trivandrum international airport and the domestic Tuticorin airport. Both of these airports are located at a distance of around 82 km and 89 km from Kanyakumari correspondingly. You can get taxi or bus easily from outside the airport.
Kanyakumari By Road
There is a wide network of public and private buse services which provide number of internal and interstate transportation facilities to Kanyakumari. The Kerala and Tamil Nadu road Transport Corporation offer A/C and Non-A/C buses. NH 7 and NH 47 join Kanyakumari to various other major cities of the country. How to reach Kanyakumari is not a major concern as it has very good connectivity. Cities like Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai, Kochi and Tiruchchirappalli are located at a distance of 80.8 KM, 215.6 KM, 254.9 KM and 327.9 KM respectively from Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari By Train
Railways are considered as the most prominent means of transport to get here. Travelers can get any number of trains to reach Kanyakumari including trains to Delhi and Bangalore. The Kanyakumari express, Himsagar express, Kanyakumari Howrah express, Tirrukural express, Bangalore express and Island express and many others are some trains which operate from major cities connecting Kanyakumari.
Best Season / Best time to visit Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari has a moderate climate all through the year. But the best season to visit is from October to March.
Winters (December to February) are very pleasant with a mercury level of 17°C to 32°C. The climate is pleasant which is perfect for enjoying sightseeing, beach activities and all other tourist activities.
Summers (March to May) are pleasant here with sea breeze blowing and have an atmospheric temperature range of 20°C to 35°C. The weather is mild warm which makes it beach activities enjoyable.
Monsoons (June to September) months accompanies medium to heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms. Rain lovers can still enjoy their visit in Kanyakumari during monsoon. Besides, the place becomes very scenic in rains.
March to May are a bit warm but suitable for sunbath and beach activities. During this period the place gets less crowded and is ideal time for leisure checkers.
October to February months offer pleasant weather and are high tourist season. This period is perfectly ideal for sightseeing, outings and all types of tourist activities. Monsoon months are rainy but rain lovers can explore beach activities and scenic beauty of Kanyakumari.
Places of Tourist Interest
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
The place has been associated with great men like Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi in whose names memorials have been here. They are very beautiful and add to the attraction of this place. The beautiful Gandhi Memorial completed in 1956, is situated as a memorial to the Father of the Nation. An urn of Mahatma Gandhi was kept here for public to pay homage before immersion.Text Box: Mahatma Gandhi visited Kanyakumari twice in 1925 and 1937. Mahatma Gandhi visited Kanyakumari in January 1937. In 1948 his ashes were immersed in the sea waters in Kanyakumari. In commemoration of this event a beautiful monument has been constructed here.
Thiruvalluvar is the immortal poet of Tamil Nadu and has given to the world Thirukkural. The memorial statue of Thiruvalluvar is in Kanyakumari. The pedestal of the statue is of 38 feet height and the statue over it is 95 feet tall with a grand total of 133 feet for the entire sculpture. The 3 tier pedestal known as Atharapeedam is surrounded by an artistic Mandapa known as Alankara Mandapam with 38 feet height. Surrounding the Alankara Mandapa stand 10 elephant statues signifying 8 directions with earth and space down. The father of Sri. Rama, the hero of Ramayana was called Dasaratha as he was able to charioteer in ten directions. To help the tourists to worship the holy feet of Thiruvalluvar 140 steps are constructed inside the Mandapa.
Text Box:Another monument Kamarajar Manimandapam was raised and dedicated to Late. Sri. Kamarajar, The freedom fighter, Former Chief minister of Tamil Nadu, President of Indian National Congress. He was popularly known as Black Gandhi among the masses and king maker during congress regime.
This is a 1000 year old temple and is said to have been built by the King Raja Raja Chola. The architectural style of the Cholas is quiet apparent in this temple. It is located near Railway Station. There are 16 inscriptions found in this temple that date back to the years 1038 A.D., 1044 A.D., 1045 .A.D.Visiting hours:- From 06.00 to 11.15 A.M and 05.00 P.M to 08.45 P.M.Kumari - Hall of historyIt is located south side of Kanyakumari Railway Station exhibits the pictures of historical wonders and also comprised rare photographs Kamarajar, Gandhiji and other freedom fighters.Visiting hours:- From 08.30 A.M to 08.30 P.M.Entry fees :- Adults Rs. 10 /- Students Rs. 5 /-.
Suchindrum is a small village about 12 km. from Kanyakumari and about seven kilometres from Nagercoil. This holy place is located on the bank of the river Pazhayar, adjoining fertile fields and coconut groves and the temple is dedicated to Sri Sthanumalayan. The word denotes Siva, Vishnu and Brahma as. Sthanu represents Siva, Mal represents Vishnu while Ayan represents Brahma i.e. Siva, Vishnu and Brahma in “One Form”.Text Box:Suchindrum means the place where Indra attained ‘Suchi’ i.e., purification. The Sthalapurana has it that Indra suffered a curse from sage Gowthama, when he stealthily cast amorous glances at Ahalya the wife of Gowthama. Not able to suffer the mortification brought about by the curse. Indra had to seek immediate redemption. He came to ‘Gnana Aranya’ as this place was then called and offered worship to Lord Shiva. Relieving Indra of his curse, Lord Shiva granted him of his wish that the place where he attained purification should henceforth be called ‘Suchindrum’
Kanyakumari Bagavathiamman Temple
Kanyakumari derives its name from from Goddess Kanyakumari Amman, the presiding deity of the area. The most prominent temple, the Kumari Amman, is dedicated to the goddess Parvathi as a virgin. The temple situated at the edge of the ocean for Goddess Kanyakumari has the legendary account that once Banusura, the demon king got supremacy over Devas and meted out cruel punishment to them. The Devas performed a Yagna pleading to annihilate the evils. Goddess Parasakthi came to Kumari in the form of a virgin girl and began her penance. Meanwhile Lord Shiva fell in love with her and arrangements for the marriage were made in the midnight a particular day. Now the Devine sage Narada realised that their marriage would destroy the chances of annihilating Banusura because he could be killed only by a virgin.
The fort was rebuilt in the reign of Marthandavarma, the Venad King, during 1741-44. Under the supervision of De Lannoy, the Belgian General, who served as the Chief of the Travancore army; East India Company’s troops were stationed there till the middle of the 19th century. Foundry for the manufacture of guns, mortars and cannon balls were also established within the fort under the supervision of the General.In the early days, the fort was of strategic importance. Prisoners captured in the campaign against Tippu were confined in this fort for sometime. It is further said that a brass gun 16 ft. long bored as a 22 ponder, found in the fort could not be removed even for a few yards by a large number of people, even with the help of 16 elephants.A village has come up in front of the fort.
Mathoor Hanging Bridge
The Mathoor Hanging Trough is the tallest as well as the longest trough bridge in Asia, having a height of 115 feet and a length of one kilometre. Constructed in 1966, this bridge has become a place of tourist importance and hundreds of tourists visit this place. This is situated in Mathoor, hamlet of Aruvikkarai revenue village in Thiruvattar Panchayat Union. Text Box:The bridge has been constructed at Mathoor across the river Parazhiyar at a cost of Rs. 12.90/- lakhs and the trough canal (Pattanamkal canal) on the bridge carries water for irrigation from one side of a hill to the other side of a hill. The trough has a height of seven feet with a width of seven feet six inches. The canal is being shouldered by 28 huge pillars. By the unrelented efforts of late Thiru.
Location of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, india
Coordinates: 8.078°N 77.541°ECoordinates: 8.078°N 77.541°E
Country India - Tamil Nadu
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Day 1: Arrive at Madurai
Arrive Madurai and check in at the hotel Evening visit Meenakshi Amman temple and the old market Overnight at the hotel in Madurai.
Day 2: Madurai to Rameswaram (3 hrs 30 min, 170 km)
After breakfast, drive to Rameswaram. Arrive and check into the hotel. Later visit Ramanatha Swamy temple, Agnitriham, a sacred bathing spot. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Rameswaram to Kanyakumari (5 hr 30 min, 300 km)
Arrive at Kanyakumari and check into the hotel. Go for sightseeing of Vivekanada rock, Museum & Beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Depart for Trivandrum
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Depart from Kanyakumari and drop to Trivandrum.