Kanyakumari is one of the exotic places in the state of Tamilnadu. This town is well-known for its beautiful beaches and interesting ancient monuments. Kanyakumari was formerly known as “Cape Comorin” because of the town located in the district, which holds the same name. It is also called “The Land’s End” because it is located on the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent. The uniqueness of this town are the sunrise and sunset. Thus, many travellers make sure to stay at hotels in Kanyakumarinear beach so as not to miss this spectacular view. However, tourists miss some amazing view due to various reasons like time, climate, and many more. For example, the best time to visit Kanyakumari is from March to May because sunrise and sunset are more clear during these seasons. Hence, here is the Kanyakumari travel guide for first-timers to know the whereabouts of the place.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial:
If you are in Kanyakumari, then Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a must-visit place during your staycation. The memorial opens for tourists from 7.00 AM to 5.00 PM. The weather of this place is quite pleasant for tourists to view. But be careful while climbing the memorial because the steps are too steep at some places. However, there is a huge crowd visiting this memorial to view the sunset.
To visit this memorial you need to take a ferry, and it takes around 10 minutes to reach the Vivekananda rocks. The operating time of the ferry boat is only till 4.00 pm. Thus, make sure to reach the memorial at 3.00 pm so that you have enough time to purchase a ticket and take the boat. Some hotels at Kanyakumari even arrange a tourist guide especially for you to look after your needs. Thus, choose the hotels wisely to make the most out of the trip.
Sunrise and sunset:
The most spectacular view of Kanyakumari is watching the sunrise and sunset. Kanyakumari is one of the rarest places where you can see both sunrise and sunset. It is because of its location where three water bodies meet namely the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and Indian ocean. As mentioned earlier, the best place to view the sunrise and sunset is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and the best time is between 5.45 am to 6.30 am. In case of rain or cloudy weather, you may not be able to watch the view. So, you can plan the trip by hotel booking in Kanyakumari in advance to avoid unnecessary rush at the last minute.
Thirdly, the Thiruvalluvar statue is one of the most famous sightseeing attractions located on top of the island. You view the breathtaking view of the town by climbing to the top of the 7000-tonne sculpture. This spot does not require a ticket but visiting time is only till 4.00 pm. So, make sure to visit the place before 4.00 because it takes at least 1 hour for sightseeing.
Hence, these tips might help you to organise your trip by making out time in your schedule. If you don’t get any hotel bookings, you can even opt to budget hotels in Kanyakumari, which also offers you the best services.