The Best Tourist Place In India Is Kanyakumari

Where Kanyakumari is the best tourist place in India. The city is known for its tourist spots, there are many places in Kanyakumari that you can visit. Where hotels play the major role in the city. There are many hotels near the beach side, where hotel temple Citi is the best hotel in Kanyakumari. Many people spend their vacation time at the Kanyakumari with their friends and family. The hotel temple Citi provide the best service and accommodation at a lesser price

The Hotel Temple Citi is the best hotel with a less budget, the facilities with a pleasant service. It meets customer with the quality service. You can book your rooms through online hotel booking facilities with discount. Many tourist spots are near to the hotel. Visitor will spend their times by staying in this place.

The Kanyakumari has, The Vivekananda Rock Memorial it was built in the year 1970. And it has the statue of Swami Vivekananda is 133 feet tall.

You can view The Sunrise and Sunset in Kanyakumari that too on full-moon days. On those days the rooms are completely booked to see the view of the sun

Famous Food in Kanyakumari

Every district in Tamil Nadu has its own famous food items and food style which is unique among other states. In such a way, we will have a look at the famous foods that are prepared in a unique way in Kanyakumari.

Banana chips are one the famous food in Kanyakumari. People visiting here will definitely live this taste and would want to buy it for home as well. The major difference in the making is that here it is fried in coconut oil which gives an additional taste to it.

Minced parotta which is commonly called kothu parotta which is made in a very unique way. The parotta is minced into pieces and fried with chicken or egg which gives a super taste. The sound made while making kothu parotta also will be good as you will enjoy that as well. You can find this dish at many  Hotels at Kanyakumari and you should definitely give a try.

Another unique dish which is made in Kanyakumari is Pazha bajji which means a snack item made up of banana. In the other part of the state you can find bajji made up of vegetables which is spicy but in Kanyakumari, you can find this unique dish which tastes sweeter as it is made up ripped banana.

When you visit Kanyakumari you should give a try. No need that you should visit a luxurious and a costlier hotel there are many hotels in Kanyakumari with tariff that can help you to sort out your budget as well.

Vattakottai Fort the famous tourist spot in Kanyakumari

While anyone think about kanyakumari it reminds the colorful and spectacular assimilation part of three bodies such as, the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea. It is considered to be the southernmost tip of India located in the state of Tamil Nadu. Kanyakumari is enriched with the spectacular resources along with the several memorials, majestic forts and palaces and many sacred temples. Over it has become the favorite place for pilgrimage destination for the visitors for its sacred temples, majestic mountains, pristine rivers and colorful costliness. Kanyakumari is the place that witness the alluring and picturesque and forts. There are many Hotels at Kanyakumari that makes the tourists to feel at home.

Vattakottai Fort is located in Agasteeswaram Taluk which is approximately 7 km from the district of kanyakumari. The fort lies on the shore of tranquil beaches with the black sand covered by lush green landscapes and the small rivers. It has become one of the popular destinations for tourist in Kanyakumari.  There is also a 4 feet tunnel which is used to connect the Padmanabhapuram palace.

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Plan a one day Historical Trip to Pechiparai dam and visit udyagiri fort on the way

Pechiparai Reservoir:

The Reservoir is located 43 kilometres from the city of Nagercoil, closer to the village of Pechiparai in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.

The reservoir was formed by the development of the Pechiparai Dam, which was built across the Kodayar River about 1.6 km below the convergence of the Kallar, Chittar and Kuttiyar rivers. It was built in the period 1897 – 1906 during the European settlement in Kanyakumari an engineer named, Mr Minchin,(called as mookanthurai by the local town people) during the rule of the Travancore Maharaja Moolam Thirunal.

The primary cost of construction of the dam was 216.1 Lakhs Indian Rupees in the late 19th century. The catchment section of the reservoir is 207.19 km2, and the depth is 48.0 ft. The dam is a direct gravity type workmanship dam 1,396 ft long and 396 ft high above the lowest foundation. There is no inquiry gallery.

Water passing through the gate of Pechiparai dam:

The water from the reservoir is used for both irrigations of crops and for drinking as well, which has led to a disagreement between farmers who want to use all the water for their crops, and local governments, who don’t have a different place as a source of drinking water from, for supply to the municipal areas. The dam is enclosed by hills of the Western Ghats. and makes a great viewing point.

Udayagiri Fort:

The fort is composed of huge granite blocks encompassing a hidden hill.

The graves of the Dutch Admiral Eustachius De Lannoy, and of his wife and son can still be found inside a partly ruined chapel in the fort. in whose praise the fort was once called Dillanai Kottai perse- De Lennoy’s Fort.

Within the fort and a chapel was built where the admiral was buried. De Lannoy’s tombstone lies inside the walls of the wrecked chapel. The engravings on his stone are both in Tamil and in Latin. His wife and his son were buried along with his side.

Latterly, officials of the Department of Archaeology found a hidden tunnel within the fort.

Shortly, the fort has been transformed into a bio-diversity park by the Tamil Nadu forest department, with places of historical significance, such as De Lannoy’s tomb, continuing as protected archaeological sites supported by the Archaeological Department of India

These two historical monuments of the European period adds a great deal of value to the deal of value to Kanyakumari. the pechiparai dam is an hour and a half travel where you can visit the udyagiri fort which is on the same route. and make a day of it when you choose to stay at the hotels in Kanyakumari near beach or any other hotels in Kanyakumari

Tsunami memorial to pay homage to the Deaths in 2004 in Kanyakumari

Tsunami Memorial Park is found very near to Bhagavathy Amman Temple in Kanyakumari Town. Kanyakumari the southernmost tip of India, was one of the several affected areas in the Tsunami that shook the world in Dec-2004. It was announced that around 10700 people from the state of Tamil Nadu, and with around 800 people from Kanyakumari lost their lives in the mass destruction that occurred from the enormous waves of the tsunami.

The Tsunami Memorial was later built on the seashore of Kanyakumari, in the remembrance of all those who lost their lives in the 2004 Tsunami. The Kanyakumari Tsunami memorial statue was designed and constructed by Shri. B. Kanagaraj Cangan. It is 16 feet raised blue stained sculpture made from steel. The statue shows a giant wave (tsunami wave) that is contained its position by a hand, while the other hand carries on to a lamp (similar in appearance to the south Indian lamps that are lit in Diwali in India). This lamp presumably indicates the lamp of hope that is kept from suppression from the tidal wave.

The plate below the figure recites ‘In memory of those who lost their lives in Tsunami on 26-12-2004’. Thousands of people visiting Kanyakumari pay homage to the Tsunami martyrs at this masterpiece when they visit the area. Tsunami Memorial is certainly a very special memorial in honour of the people who lost everything under the devastation destroyed by the enormous waves.

Take a stroll in the area; you will feel a feeling of total calm – and an understanding that nature ultimately predominates. Kanyakumari Town is well attached to major cities by road/ rail/air across India. Kanyakumari is positioned at about 20 Kms from Nagercoil, 13 Kms from Suchindrum, 33 Kms from Thuckalay, 47 Kms from Marthandam, 100 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 245 Kms from Madurai.

Tsunami Memorial Park is found about 1.5 Kms from Kanyakumari STC Bus Stand. Tsunami Memorial Park is found at about 1.3 Kms from the Railway Station. Tsunami Memorial Park is well reachable from Bus Stand and Railway Station by Buses, Taxis and Autos as well. Tsunami Memorial Park is located at about 100 Kms from Trivandrum International Airport and 240 Kms from Madurai International Airport.

Being one of the best 2-star hotels in Kanyakumari near beach hotel temple citi is your best stay. the memorial is just a 7-minute walk from the hotel. you can take an evening stroll to the park and enjoy the evening sunset of Kanyakumari and pay your homage to the dead and enjoy the rest of the evening on the beach.

Thanumalayan Temple for Your Spiritual fullfillment

The Thanumalayan Temple, also called Sthanumalayan Temple is a famous Hindu temple found in Suchindram in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India. The Thanumalayan is one of the Few Temples in India that is Dedicated to both Shaiv bakthas and Vishnu bakthas alike, as the name Stanumalaya denotes The Trimurtis; “Stanu” means Siva; “Mal” means Vishnu, and the “Aya” means Brahma.

Suchindrum located 13 km from Kanyakumari and is a major pilgrim centre. Suchindrum known as Gnanaranya is well known for its sculptures. Engravings said to be of the 9th century are discovered in this temple.

The 134-foot-tall gopuram houses the travellers from a long distance. On the east corridor is the reliquary of Guru Dakshinamurthi Right next to Konnayadi. The Navagrahas are carved on the dome. On the outer prakaram, there are several shrines for Cheravasal Sastha, Rama and Lord Muruga. On the north corridor, there are four musical pillars cut out of individual granite sections.

Suchindram Anjaneyar Temple is also known as Thanumalaya Perumal temple, Hanuman temple. It’s believed that Lord Shiva visited Suchindram Temple when Devi came for self-punishment at Kanyakumari. Suchindrum is found 6 km south-east of the district capital Nagercoil and it’s about 13 km from Kanyakumari. Suchindram is resting between Nagercoil and Kanyakumari main road. This Hanuman Temple located in a village of Suchindram and is famous for its Sculptures and tall towers known as “gopurams”. This gopuram is very large, white coloured, with a lot of sculptures and about 40 meters in height.

There is a huge Hanuman statue is the chief fascination in the temple and “vada mala” pooja is appropriate for this Hanuman. The statue is 18 feet in height and depicts ‘visuvaroopam‘. Hanuman Temple is dedicated to Sri Thanumalayan.

There are two major festivals each year; one is in the Tamil month of Markazhi (December/January) and another one is in the Tamil month of Chiththirai (April/May). When the Markazhi festival, there is a festival on the 9th day; the deities are taken out around the city in procession around the streets on three festival cars.

To have a great experience in Kanyakumari and feel the spiritual power of these great gods visit this temple which is great for family tours. This temple is just 20 mins away from our hotel by a car which will be provided by the hotel on request. Being one of the best Budget hotels in Kanyakumari it’s a great deal to visit places like these.

The History and significance of the Majestic Marundhuva malai Kanyakumari

Maruthuva Malai, which is also known as Marunthu Vazhum Malai interprets as Medicine living Mountain. Huddled in the majestic Travancore Hills, distances north of Cape Comorin, it makes for a charming region with diverse paddy fields blanketing the plains and the foothills of the Western Ghats as a silhouette in the evening sky. As you travel by the NH4, you can’t refrain the magnificent mountain as it stands up to the sky in its entire rocky glory.

Every time you visit, Nagercoil or Kanyakumari, Just plan to ascend this mountain further. It is a 500-meter tall mountain (Just over a considerable portion of a km altitude). It takes an hour to achieve the top for average climbers. The professional trekkers can reach the top in mere 40 minutes. This is yet one of the few trekkers most loved places in India. As you go through the trek, you will understand why it is the especially beat in for largest loved point list for most Indian trekkers.

Maruthuva Malai is among the major mountains in the Hindu mythology. Shree Narayana Guru, a famous social reformer, is deemed to have meditated in a cavern in Maruthuva Malai.

This rugged mountain swarms in medicinal plants and is a vital source for Ayurvedic curative herbs. The elevation is 830 feet high and can be reached by a trek through the mesmerising scenery.

The antiquity of Maruthuva Malai is a legend on its own. The tale is that Maruthuva Malai is a section of the Sanjeevani Mountain, which Lord Hanuman brought to Sri Lanka to heal Lakshmana when he was wounded by Ravana’s son, Indrajit. A part of the mountain is assumed to have dropped here, at the place where the Medicine Mountain is now.

Maruthuva Malai is an exceptional spot for trekking and hiking thanks to the wonderful surroundings. There is an unusual little Shivan Temple at the peak shielded by a canopy of trees. Ideally, visit the temple at dawn or dusk to soak in the breathtaking view of the sun’s rays showering over the valley subsequently. The magnificent sights from the mountain add the bay of the Manakudi Lake, temples, paddy fields and the coastal area from Leepuram to Muttom.

Agasthya Cave:
when you Climb up to the peak of the mountain. There’s a cave there where Sage Agasthya is deemed to have existed in. Maruthuva Malai has nine theerthams – Shiva, Agasthya, Rama, Sita, Hanuman, Palar, Devendaran, Brhama and Kalidhasan.

After visiting this magnificent mountain on your way to Kanyakumari you can stay at Hotel temple citi one of the Budget Hotels in Kanyakumari and rest your legs with the cool Sea Breeze since it is also one of the top hotels in Kanyakumari Near Beach and enjoy the Beauty of Rest of Kanyakumari.

The History of the famous Kanya Kumari amman temple

Holy Bhagavadhi Kumari Amman Temple:

One’s Kanyakumari journey will be unfinished without visiting the divine Kumari Amman temple. The holy temple is 3000 years ancient and is dedicated to pure and virgin Goddess Kanya Kumari. There was a mythological story of goddess Kanya Kumari, The devotion of Devi Kanya Kumari dates back to the ancient period of kumari kandam. Kanyakumari is located on the southernmost tip of Tamilnadu. She is a virgin goddess. As Lord Siva didn’t fulfil his promise to marry her on one special day, she was very shocked and furious and her anger was redirected to kill the demons.

she continued as a virgin and did repentance. once the demon lord got power over Devas and began abusing and killing Devas. Devas performed Yagna to defeat the evil power! Goddess Parasakthi appeared in Kumari in the formation of a virgin girl and started her penance. Later, when Banusura tried to overcome the Goddess by his power, she killed him with her Chakra and rescued the Devas from difficulties.
In this temple, the deity of the goddess is Faced east and the key entrance is through the Northern entrance and the Eastern entrance remains shut most of the times besides some festivities.

Later entering through the Northern entrance, guests stroll around the outer hallway and visit the Navaratri Mandapam and later proceed to the second hallway where after praying to the Kala Bhairava, the followers reach to the Dhwajastambha and devotees can get a bright appearance of goddess Devi Kanya Kumari.

After worshipping the Goddess, visitants arrive at the inner hallway, where they can have the darshan of Indra Vinayak. A small statue is also found; devoted to Tyaga Sundari. The Devi resembles a beautiful young girl, pose with a rosary in her right hand, and shiny nose ring with glistening light composed up of Bluestone.

It is assumed that Devi’s glistening nose ring is formed of Ruby as its illumination can be seen from far away. Visitants are being asked to share ₹10 as a contribution to enter the interior area, where picture-taking is strictly forbidden and men have to remove their shirts and wear a conventional costume before accessing the temple.

Hotel temple citi is just a few mins walk away from the temple so next time when you visit Kanyakumari book with one of the best Hotels in Kanyakumari near beach to be closer to most of the tourist attractions in Kanyakumari.

The Southern most Tip Of India – Kanyakumari

The word Kanyakumari in Sanskrit means the virgin girl. The city obtains its name from the goddess Kumari Amman since the temple is located here. This is the southern endpoint of country India and has two exciting stories attached to it. One describes the appearance of so many small rocks near the shore and the other concerns about the appearance of medicinal and therapeutic plants at a nearby hill. With reverence to the first myth, it is said that the Kanya Devi, one of the manifestations of Goddess Parvati, was to marry Lord Shiva but she disappointed him without showing up on the day of the wedding.

As a result, the rice which was stored in the pot stopped to cook and later converted into small rocks, which are present to date. With regard to the presence of a number of herbal therapeutic plants, it is said that when Lord Hanuman was soaring over this place bearing the mountain of herbal medicines, one of the rock from the mountain fell down hereabouts. This place has also meant referred to in the Ptolemy’s stories for being a place of active trade.

With these fascinating legends and facts, stunning views of sunsets and sunrise, panoramic scenes of the sea and plenty of temples of idols, forts and palaces, Kanyakumari draws tourists from far and deep. The hotels in Kanyakumari cater to the lingering needs of these visitors. Since the place is little, you can transverse into the width and breadth of this city irrespective of wherever you are staying. Besides, you can enjoy all kinds of foods in Kanyakumari hotels, vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian, and north as well as south Indian.

Kanyakumari has a variety of sightseeing avenues for travellers. The figure of Thiruvalluvar looks majestic during the night when it is fully lighted. Vivekananda Rock Memorial is two stone islets off the shore which were constructed in 1970. Ferry rides are available for entering these destinations. There is stone called Dhayaan Mandap which is used for meditation. The Kumari Amman temple is the Shakti Peeth which is the primary landmark in this area. The Gandhi Memorial is another important tourist fascination which was used for putting the urn having ashes of the Father of Nation before they were dissolved in the ocean.

The rocky Muttom beach is popular among the fun-loving visitors who are seeing to relax and unravel on the coasts of the beach or simply sit on the stones and get into a meditative mood hearing to the music of sea waves smashing against the boulders.

The hotel booking in Kanyakumari is a breeze since hotels are open for booking all over the year. Many online sources provide the ability to book hotels online including the websites of hotels themselves as well as travel companies. You do not have to face the troubles of looking for proper service after arriving there.

Padmanabhapuram palace – a wonder in Every way

At the bottom of the Velli Hills, possessed by Veli River in Kanyakumari District Padmanabhapuram Palace is built inside the Padmanabhapuram Fort. It was built in 1601 AD by Iravi Varma Kulasekhara Perumal who governed Venad between 1592 and 1609. The fort pictures Kerala’s original style of construction Design. The beautiful interior structure is shaped with rosewood and sculptured beautifully. Travelers get overwhelmed and amazed while seeing the royal thrones with Chinese engravings, artistic bow in mahogany, windows with stained mica. It also has a nice gallery where various arts, paintings, crafts and weaponry like swords and knives are seen.

This magnificent palace used to be the home of Travancore’s rulers, consists of numerous majestic constructions-

Main Entrance hall: The hallway has wood roofing, adorned with lotus ornaments. The most striking thing is the clock-tower which was established in 1832 A.D and still running in order.

The Mantrasala – the King’s Council – Where king used to keep conferences with ministers and ambassadors, The floor of this hall is made with mixing a diversity of materials – coconut shell ashes and eggs exhibit the figure like a glass.

The Nataksala – the Exhibition Hall/ Dancing Hall- This hall was completely for the royal household members where they rest and enjoy performances, is made up of hard granite columns and reflecting black floor.

The Uttuputra- Dining Hall: Next to the Dancing hall, a magnificent huge dining hall is located; where 2000 people can have food collectively.

Uppirika Malika: ‘Uppirika’ is obtained from the word ‘Muppirika’, means the home of eldest family members. This three storied construction is a gorgeous place in the palace. In the first floor, a wood bed is found with 64 varieties of therapeutic and medicinal plants, gifted to King Marthanda Varma by Dutch India Company. The second floor is devoted to King’s resting, leisure, and learning. The top floor was built for Lord Vishnu as he was deemed to be the mail God.

The Thai Kottaram- the Queen Mother’s Palace was built in classical Kerala characteristic. There is an interior court, called ‘nalukettu’ with sloping rooftops and four columns made up of jackfruit timber, are on edges holding the roof.

Southern Palace: It is just like a gallery where antique households, ornamental arts, and handicrafts are displayed which describes their culture.

Hotel temple citi is a hotel in Kanyakumari near beach making the travel to this magnificent palace in just under an hour where you can enjoy the city of  Kanyakumari along the way both natural and man-made.