Things to do in Kanyakumari
Located almost midway between Nagercoil and Kanyakumari Suchindram is a very famous pilgrim center. At just 7 kms from Kanyakumari Suchindram is famous for the Thanumalayan Temple. Thanumalayan Temple built in the 17th century and is famous for its sculptures and is known for its quality of workmanship.
An impressive memorial to Swami Vivekananda has been built on a rock situated some 400m offshore. In fact, there are two rocks side by side projecting out of the sea. The rock is approachable only by boat which provides a pleasure cruise into the sea.
Kanyakumari is located at the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula; its former name was Cape Comorin. The Kanyakumari beach is a beautiful sight with multi-coloured sand. The beach here does not really offer one the opportunity to sunbathe on soft golden sands, or to frolic in the waves either. The seashore is rocky and dangerous, and there is a manmade wall running along it. People are warned to stay off the rocks, and when if someone ventures out of bounds, he or she is quickly and severely reprimanded by a watchful policeman. There is a lighthouse from where one can get a panoramic view.