Kanyakumari is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Kanyakumari one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Kanyakumari is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Kanyakumari or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Kanyakumari. Explore the historical monuments of Kanyakumari with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Kanyakumari guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Kanyakumari page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Kanyakumari landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Kanyakumari.
The Padmanabhapuram Palace is actually located at the southern tip of Tamil Nadu but is interestingly looked after by the Kerela Government instead. The building with its clay roof and old architecture itself is beautiful and elegant. It has been simply decorated. Unlike lavish and tall palaces in other parts of the country this place has a v...
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Udayagiri Fort, Nagercoil, TN.
The Udaygiri fort is another relic from the Travancore kingdom in Tamil Nadu. This isolated fort used to be a mighty ammunition storage site for the army during the reign of Marthanda Varma. The strategic importance of the fort makes it a popular tourist destination.
This fort like the Vattakottai was constructed in granite and has hence braved the...
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VattaKottai Fort, Nagercoil, TN.
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Travancore kingdom has left a mighty reminder of its power through the VattaKottai Fort. This court designed in a circular frame is an interesting site to visit near Kanykumari. Made of Granite and partly extending into the sea, this monument has braved the odds over the years and still stands strong on the coast of Kanyakumari. This fort was s...
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Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari - 629702 INDIA
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Vivekananda faced many delays in its construction but it was finally constructed in the 1970s. The monument is homage to Swami Vivekananda who was a Spiritual leader as well as a Modern Indian thinker and Philosopher.
His memorial is not just a bunch of photos and artefacts from his life. The Memorial is a living breathing organization where yo...
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Next to Kumari Amman Temple, Kanyakumari, India
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
Mahatma Gandhi is considered to be the Father of the great Nation of India. The Gandhi Memorial is the site where is mortal remains, i.e. his ashes were kept before they were immersed into the holy water of the Sangam.
For this reason, this site has gained historic significance. The Gandhi memorial also displays many images from Gandhiji’s li...
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Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Located by the Vivekananda memorial rock, on top of a beautiful island stands the magnificent stone sculpture that is 133 feet tall. This masterpiece of art is of the great Tamil poet philosopher Tiruvalluvar. The sculpture is strategically located amidst the beauty of two seas uniting with the vast Indian Ocean i...