Friday, March 29, 2013


Back from vacation.  Now I can take some rest.
These photos are from my last year’s vacation.  Never found time, so far, to share with y’all.
Kanyakumari is the southern most tip of India.  Named after virgin goddess Kanyakumari Amman.  Very beautiful is an understatement.
Sunrise at Kanyakumari.  Very enjoyable.  Sand in the beach is multicolored.

Statue of Thiruvalluvar.  95 feet high.

 Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial.  This is built on a small island rock which is 660 feet (200 meters) from the shore.

On the Memorial

View from our hotel room.
Thanumalayan Temple at Suchindram.  We were told this is the only temple where all the 3 Gods (Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma) are worshiped in a single place.  Also, the Hanuman in this temple is very famous.  Built in 17th Century.
Padmanabhapuram Palace.  Built in 1744 AD by a Kerala King Marthanda Varma.  It is 40 km (25 miles) from Kanyakumari and 60 km (38 miles) from Thiruvananthapuram.  Though located in Tamilnadu, this is maintained by the Kerala Government.
Main attraction is the clock tower. Erected in 1832 AD and still works. We were told the clock chiming is heard (in the night) for about 3 kms in the surroundings.
Close up of the clock tower.
Council Chamber (Mantrasala)
Ceiling – Wood Carving
Hanging Lamp
Royal Toilets (His and Her) (i think)
Mathur Aqueduct.  About 60 km from Kanyakumari.  One of the longest and highest aquedects in the world.
I have already written about Muttom Beach.

There are so many other interesting places to see in Kanyakumari District. But these are the ones we could squeeze in 3 days.