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Anantnath Swami Temple is a Jain temple at 6 km from Kalpetta and is dedicated to Ananthnath Swami,
Mattupetty Dam– A reservoir and popular tourist spot where boating is offered.
Top Station – Top Station is notable as the historic trans-shipment location for tea delivered up here from Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway. Top station offers stunning views of the hills and plains beyond. Enroute waterfalls can be visited.
Eravikulam National Park – It is located along Western Ghats and the first national park in Kerala. It has the highest surviving population of Nilgiri Thar.
Periyar Boat Ride– A highly touristy boat ride is the main attraction for average tourist to Periyar. The boats are filled with 30-40 tourists with the aim of spotting wildlife on the edge of the lake. Binoculars are a must to have any chance of spotting wildlife.
Spice farm visit– Spice farm visit is a popular excursion for guests in Kerala. The spices grown around the area include cardamom, cinnamon etc. along with vanilla, tea and coffee.
Backwaters of Alleppey – Kuttanad Backwaters in South Alleppey is what gives Kerala Venice of the East tag. Day cruises / hourly boat rides are popular and available from Alleppey jetty. Guests seeking an experience either opt for overnight houseboat or Kayaking tour.
Vembanad Lake– Vembanad Lake is one of the largest lakes in India and offering guests a comprehensive nature centric lakeside experience. There are boat rides on offer here where guests can take hourly or day cruises either from Alleppey or Kumarakom jetties. Guests looking for a backwater cum lakeside experience opt for overnight houseboat cruises ex-Alleppey.
Jatayu Earth Center– Jatayu Nature Park is a park and tourism center. It holds the distinction of having the world’s largest bird sculpture. The sculpture measures 200 feet long, 150 feet wide and 70 feet height. It symbolizes the protection of women, and their honour and safety.
Hawa Beach and Lighthouse Beach– Hawa Beach and lighthouse beach interconnect each other and have a number of bars and beachside restaurants connecting them. At both ends there are number of hotels stacked next to each other. Guests arrive here in the evening for the sunset and then hang around at one of the restaurant / Bars / Curio shops. Mornings one can see fishermen at work taking out fresh catch from their nets.
Padmanabha Swamy Temple– Padmanabha swami Temple (1566) is a Lord Vishnu temple in Trivandrum and one of the richest temple trusts in India and one the most visited temples in Kerala. The 100-foot seven-tier gopuram made in the Pandyan style architecture is the prime attraction for tourists.
Napier Museum– Napier Museum (1855) is an art and natural history museum situated in Trivandrum. Napier Museum is an art and natural history museum situated in Thiruvananthapuram. Museum is closed on Mondays.
Vivekananda Memorial – Famously known as the place where Swami Vivekananda attained enlightenment, this rock memorial was built in the year 1970 to commemorate this saint and is a well-known tourist place in Kanyakumari. It has a separate Dhyan Mandap (meditation hall) and the statue of Vivekananda in one of the inner chambers. The legend also has it that Goddess Kumari (Parvathi) performed austerity on this rock which is why a separate temple with the deity’s footprint is also created in rock memorial.
Thiruvalluvar Statue – The imposing statue of the Tamil literary legend, Thiruvalluvar stands tall and mighty adjacent to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. This architectural masterpiece has a 38-feet tall pedestal representing the 38 chapters on virtue in his literary work – Thirukkural – and the 133-feet tall statue represents the 133 chapters in this book. This is one of the most wonderful tourist places in Kanyakumari that also holds great historical and architectural significance.
Bharatmata Temple – Ramayana Darshan Temple or Bharat Mata Temple is an architectural and aesthetical wonder erected in Kanyakumari. The ground floor of this building is dedicated to the beautiful paintings of the Epic, Ramayana that is described chronologically along with a detailed description. In the first floor, there is a 12-feet-tall brass statue of Bharat Mata and paintings and statues of other deities including Devi Kanyakumari and Lord Vivekananda. The sheer magnificence of this building, the tale of Ramayana wonderfully depicted through paintings and the beautifully carved statues of various deities make this one of the best places to visit in Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari Beach – Kanyakumari Beach is a rocky beach that offers a mesmerizing view of the blue waters splashing against the rocks. The golden sand drenched in multiple hues of the setting and the rising sun, the spectacular view of sunrise and sunset and the picturesque beauty of the rock memorial and the towering statue makes it a must-visit tourist places in Kanyakumari. People flock here from dawn to dusk to drench themselves in the splashing Ocean or just sit on the shore and enjoy the beauty of the beach.
Departure TimePlease arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeComfortable athletic clothing.