Kanyakumari Itinerary 1 Day

Explore the best places to visit in 1 day in Kanyakumari with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

Recent 1-Day Trips to Kanyakumari

Are you planning a day trip to Kanyakumari from nearby cities like Kovalam or Trivandrum? Follow these recently created 1-day trip itineraries of Kanyakumari which covers the top tourist attractions in just 24 hours journey.

A Day in Kanyakumari - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Kanyakumari - a charming coastal town in Tamil Nadu is southernmost tip of India. This is a land of lush green paddy fields where streets and beaches are lined with coconut trees. It is also popular as the land of temples and churches. It means, you can visit beaches, go hiking, explore the woods, and soak yourself in peace and history; All in the same town! But, if you have only one day in Kanyakumari, then follow this itinerary to make the most of your time. It will tell you about the most important tourist attractions in Kanyakumari.

Is one day enough for Kanyakumari?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Kanyakumari? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Kanyakumari is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Kanyakumari could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Kanyakumari, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of Kanyakumari, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

What to pack for 1 day in Kanyakumari vacation?

It can be worth having a petite backpack for Kanyakumari day trip. More helpful things to pack for a day trip to Kanyakumari:

  • Light jacket
  • Maps and Brochures
  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Camera with batteries

How much money do you need for 1 day in Kanyakumari?

The average daily price for traveling in Kanyakumari is USD 43. The average price of food for one day is USD 2.69. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 78.

Places to Visit in Kanyakumari in One Day?

Start your morning by visiting nearby places:

Head off towards the small town of Padmanabhapuram early in the morning which is only around 30 kilometers away from Kanyakumari. It will hardly take an hour to reach this town by SH 179. The town is home to Padmanabhapuram Palace that was built around 1601 AD. This huge palace is spread over 187 acres and has a clock tower with a 300-year-old clock which is still working. You will get a chance to observe numerous weapons like swords and daggers, paintings along with ancient Chinese jars. As the palace opens at 9 AM, you can easily spend a couple of hours here.

Reserve your afternoon for stepping back in time:

Satiate your hunger at one of the traditional South Indian eateries in Padmanabhapuram Town and then visit Udayagiri Fort. The fort is only 2 kilometers from the Palace and is located almost at the center of the town. Built in the 17th century and spread over 90 acres, the fort has been saved from the ravages of time. Today, it has a small animal park on its premises making it an ideal picnic spot. There is a small pond in the fort where you can go boating as well. Your 1-day itinerary of Kanyakumari must include visiting this tourist attraction.

Do not miss a chance to watch spectacular sunset at evening:

It is time to head towards the town of Kanyakumari. Visit 18th-century Vattakottai Fort established on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is a perfect point to catch a sunset. With the sea on one side and rugged hills on another side, you will fall in love with an evening sky painted with vibrant shades of orange, red, and golden. It will also give you a chance to step back in time as the fort is historically significant. You can go to the ruins of the lighthouse that are right next to the fort.

Have a romantic dinner followed by beach walk at night:

If you are spending 24-hours in Kanyakumari, then you must experience its unique nightlife. It is not the city of bustling nightclubs and pubs. But, it is the city where you can wander on the street and soak in the local flavour. You can take a romantic walk on the beach and spend some quality time with your loved one.

Other than these places, there are other tourist attractions in Kanyakumari as well. You can also visit Thiruvalluvar Statue, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Tsunami Memorial Park, and Gandhi Memorial Mandapam if you have some free time on your hands.

Kanyakumari travel tips to save time and money

Easy and handy Kanyakumari guidelines for your one day trip in Kanyakumari:

  • Don't try to fit in everything
  • Book a guided Kanyakumari sightseeing tour
  • Start early, you will have more time to explore as well you can easily beat the crowds.
  • Don't leave your planning until the last minute

Where to stay for 1 day in Kanyakumari?

Since you have only 24 hours in Kanyakumari, you should make the most of it by staying around the city's top attractions. Although it might not be the best deal, you will save time as well money spent on commute. Whatever your budget is, you can easily find the cheap and budget friendly accommodations in Kanyakumari for 1 day. Locals also offer cozy homestays with awesome food and they would guide you to plan your travel accordingly.

Best places to eat in Kanyakumari if you've only 1 day:

Want to explore the sumptuous cuisine of this city? Then, visit the most popular restaurants for delicious food.

Local transportation in Kanyakumari

If you want to explore the offbeat places in Kanyakumari and know its every nook and corner, then hopping onto a metro/train or a local city bus will be a smart choice.

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