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Gundaru Dam Courtallam Tirunelveli

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 Gundaru Reservoir is located at the foot of the Western Ghats near the towns of Courtralam and Sengottai, Tenkasi Dt Thirunelveli. The dam is surrounded fully by mountains. Gundaru Dam is 15 KM away from Courtallam . One of the best tourist spot near Courtallam . The water was cold and fresh. Great place to spend time with friends and family. You can visit the nearby hill station by either Jeep or walk barefoot. The areas are divided by dam and multiple falls which helps to divert the crowd to a different section.  Monsoon is the Best time to visit Gundaru Dam and the rainy season too peak. The roadway views were excellent on which few were agricultural fields, banyan trees, river canal which was about to overflow and of course rainwater from hills flowing on sides of the road. The dam has an excellent viewpoint and boating service is available. Unfortunately, it will be close in the rainy season. The closest town to Gundaru Dam is Courtallam at 8 KM The nearest railway station

Manimutharu Water Falls Tirunelveli

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 Tirunelveli is a traditional temple city (150 km south of Madurai-South India) surrounded by many Waterfalls spots, ideal for SINGLE-DAY outing. Manimutharu Water Falls is one of the amazing waterfalls. Manimutharu Water Falls is Located 50 KMs from Tirunelveli city. Nearby kallidaikurichi. From there about 7 kilometers and located nearly 5 kms from Manimutharu Dam. You can enjoy the small falls there. But still, it's amazing to have a bath. Other side of bridge mini-falls which is overflowing the water of the big falls. And there is the river also. In the falls you are not allowed to use oil, Soap, shampoo those things. It's fully natural mountain water. An excellent place to spend a day. This waterfall is located inside a pristine forest, filled with monkeys and greenery. No restaurant is located nearby this falls but snacks and water can be brought from a nearby store. Also beside the falls is a small shack where women can change clothes in privacy. This spot comes under th

Kasi Viswanathar Temple Tenkasi Tirunelveli

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 Kasi Viswanathar Temple in Tenkasi, a city in Tirunelveli district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. This temple has three shrines - Siva, Amman, and Murugan. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is believed to have been built by Pandyan ruler Parakkirama Pandian during the 13th century, with later additions from Madurai Nayaks. As per Hindu legend, a Pandya king Parakkirama Pandian wanted to construct a temple for Hindu god Shiva at Tenkasi and went to Kasi to bring a lingam, an iconic representation of Shiva in South India. Beautiful temple. Magnificent temple tower. Amazing wind blow inside the tower. Everyone should experience the wind at least once in their life. In the middle of the busy market area of Tenkasi town, a calm and peaceful atmosphere prevails inside the Temple. Many families with children visit the temple. Clean environment and well-organized administration. One of the largest tower in t

Vivekananda Rock Memorial Kanyakumari

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 The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a popular tourist monument in Kanyakumari , India. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters (1,600 ft) east of the mainland of Vavathurai. It was built in 1970 in honor of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock. The atmosphere is so refreshing with see breeze and totally beautiful memorial. Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located in an ideal unique place where the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal is meeting.  You seen  bay of Bengal sea water is brown colour and Indian ocean water is blue color.  It is an Island and one needs to take a ferry to reach there.  The tickets for the ferry are Rs. 50/- and Rs. 200/- naturally understood the the Rs. 50/- ticket had a long queue.  The ferry ride is hardly 10 minutes sail. The ferry service runs from 8am to 4pm The tradition of penance was to be continued by young men and women coming as Karyakartas of Vivekananda Kendra to spread the following

Tirparappu Waterfalls Kanyakumari

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  Tirparappu Waterfalls are located in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu state, India. The Kodayar River makes its descent at Thiruparappu. The waterfall at this place is about 13 kilometers from Pechiparai Dam. It is just a 15 min drive from the waterfalls. Easily reachable from NH66. The river bed is rocky and about 300 feet in length. It's a nice and safe fall to spend our time with friends and family. Better to go early to enjoy more & to avoid the crowd in the afternoon. Nice place to visit a must go in the monsoon season. Too Crowded as it was a weekend. Transportation facilities are available. Walking distance is minimum. For children, there is a swimming pool. Parking available. Small paid swimming pool for kids is there. Dressing room available for ladies. Soap, shampoo, & oil bath are restricted there but even people using it. Well maintained and police production also there. Also, boating is there nearby falls. It is an Awesome evergreen natural waterfall. 

Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam Kanyakumari

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  A beautiful collection of pics from Gandhiji's lifetime. This is a 3 story building and from the too you can see the sea view. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Mandapam is a nice place to watch. lt is in the seashore. The specialty of the Memorial is that it has been arranged in such fashion that sunlight enters and falls on the urn containing ash of Mahatma Gandhi, on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi OCTOBER 2 of every year. It is an architectural marvel that allows sunlight to enter the memorial particularly on that day only. Do visit to enjoy Memorial as well as Seashore. The sea namely bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean mingle here in Cape Comorin making it unique.

Thanumalayan Temple Sree Sthanumalayan Temple Kanyakumari

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 The Thanumalayan Temple, also called Sthanumalayan Temple is an important Hindu temple located in Suchindram in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu , India. The Thanumalayan Temple is of importance to both Shaivaite and Vaishnavite sects of Hinduism, as the name Stanumalaya denotes Trimurtis; "Stanu" means Siva; "Mal" means Vishnu; and the "Ayan" means Brahma A peaceful Thanumalayan Temple and a historical place which hides many secrets and so many unique stories and history associated with it. Every Tiny thing has something special in it. If possible hire a guide for temple visit as you can enjoy the history and importance of each carving. Lord Siva, Vishnu, and Brahma are seen in this place as one. The Anjaneyar with folded hands opposite to Rama and Sita is very famous worldwide.  Anjaneya, (or Hanuman), the statue which stands at 22 feet (6.7 m) and is carved of a single granite block. It is one of the tallest statues of its type in India. The

Thiruvalluvar Statue Kanyakumari

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 The Thiruvalluvar Statue, or the Valluvar Statue, is a 133-feet tall stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar, author of the Tirukkural, an ancient Tamil work on secular ethics and morality. thw staue is Kanyakumari. Thiruvalluvar, commonly known as Valluvar, was a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher. Thiruvalluvar is a greatest poet and philosopher of Tamil language. Statue size is 133ft tall as a symbolical representation of the 133 chapters of this famous work Thirukkural.  During the weekends and holiday season queue for the ferry ticket is long and one might need to wait for hours. There is also an option for special ticket to avoid the queue. The magnificent statue is lit at night and one can see the beautiful view from the coast itself. This statue is located next to Vivekananda Rock Memorial Timings 8 AM to 4 PM. History of Saint Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari In 1979, the foundation of Thiruvalluvar statue was laid by the then Prime Minister Morar

Pechiparai Dam Pechiparai Reservoir Kanyakumari

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  Pechiparai Reservoir is a reservoir located 43 kilometers from the town of Nagercoil, near the village of Pechiparai in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.  It was built during the period 1897 - 1906 by the European engineer, Mr. Minchin,(called as mookanthurai by the local people) during the reign of the Travancore Maharaja Moolam Thirunal. There are no tickets in Pechiparai dam. From the parking lot you just have to climb a few steps to reach the dam. Can take a local boat and explore the reservoir. There is a little garden there and at the dam in the evening, the atmosphere is photogenic literally don't go in the afternoon. It as one of the biggest dams in South India. Standing at the top of the Dam and looking at the reservoir gives a beautiful view. Wonderful place for people's who love nature excellent place for photographers. Bike riders can ride inside the forest. A lot of waterfalls are there you can bath there. We can bath there, but there is a lot of marshy pl

Chitharal Rock Jain Temple Sitharal Malaikovil Kanyakumari

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 The Chitharal Jain Monuments; also known as Chitharal Malai Kovil, Chitharal Cave Temple or Bhagwati Temple, Chitral; is situated on the Thiruchanattu Malai near Chitharal village, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India. Chitharal hills are locally known as Chokkanthoongi Hills There are two monuments. The earlier rock-cut Jain structure of beads with inscriptions and drip-ledges is the earliest Jain monument in the southernmost part of India which was from first century BC to sixth century AD The monuments are reached by roughly hewn steps in rocks and the narrow entrance between them. On the top of the hill, there in a cave temple with mandapa, a varandah corridor and a balipeetham with a kitchen (madappalli) which is carved into a natural overhanging rock facing the west. It has three sanctums which house the Tirthankara (possibly Mahavira) in middle, the goddess in the right and Parshwanatha on the left.  There is another temple-like structure (Vimana) on the top of the hill

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Kanyakumari

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  Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Anantha Aalayalam, Putraiyadi opening ceremony was on date 04.04.2012 by Guruji Dr. C.B. Satpathy, New Delhi and is located on the way to Kanyakumari. It is run under Shri Shirdi Sai Charitable Trust with a mission and vision to promote about Sai Baba preaching and works. Daily Morning 6.30 am Temple opens and thereafter other all rituals are done by the Poojari’s of the temple. On 17th day of every month, Siddha medicine camp is conducted and a special prayer for skin diseases, ladies releases plables is done for curement from all diseases. As Thursday is considered as Baba’s Day all over India, some devotees keep full-day fasting and some do not eat non-veg. Every Thursday, morning 11.45 and evening 6.15, Night 7.45 kootu prathakai which is participated by all Baba devotees. Twenty Four Hours deepem and dwarakamai goes on. The temple is located in the Nagercoil to Kanyakumari highway. The temple architecture is very beautiful and the temple is situated di

Mathur Aqueduct Kanyakumari

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 Mathur Aqueduct or Mathoor Hanging Trough, is an aqueduct in southern India, in the Kalkulam taluk of Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu state. Built over the Pahrali River (also called Parazhiyar), it takes its name from Mathoor, a hamlet near the aqueduct, which is about 3 kilometers from Thiruvattar town and about 60 km from Kanyakumari , the southernmost town of India. Mathur Aqueduct is about 60 km from the popular tourist town of Kanyakumari and about 60 km from the city of Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala state.  It's a nice place to visit with family and friends. And it opens Morning 6 AM to evening 7 PM All days and Monsoon is the best time to visit. It is one of the longest and highest aqueducts in South Asia[citation needed] and is a popular tourist spot in Kanyakumari District. It's a historic place and The morning view from this bridge is remarkable. We can take a bath in pure water below the canal and can take superb photos covering natural beauty. We can a

Padmanabhapuram Palace Kanyakumari

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 Padmanabhapuram Palace is a Travancore era palace located in Padmanabhapuram, Kalkulam taluk of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Kalkulam Palace. Padmanabhapuram is the former capital city of the erstwhile Hindu Kingdom of Travancore. The Palace will open 9.00 AM and will close by 4.30 PM and Monday remain closed. Good heritage site to visit with family and kids. Lots of historical data and the experience with guides good. The architectural design of the palace is mind-blowing and challenging the modern era. Do not visit this place if you're in a hurry. Spend some time and visit during weekdays and non-Holidays.  For street parking they charging 60rupees. If you want to take photos you have pay 50 rupees. Otherwise, you cant use ur mobile cam also. Asia's largest wooden palace. Excellent palace complex! 14 buildings/palaces built by 14 kings!. As an architect exploring the architectural details and intricate woodworks of the palace. It consists of utm

Our Lady of Ransom Church Kanyakumari

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 A heritage, excellent architecture, pilgrimage church with such a historical significance. The church is around 200 years old and one of the peaceful places in Kanyakumari. Closer to the beach, with having big space and nice sculpture of Lady Ransom and Jesus, the Prayer is in Tamil & English Language.   Can reach our lady of ransom church from Nagercoil 20 KM and 3 KM from Kanyakumari.   The church contains totally 7 doors, 3 as porch and 2 doors facing north and 2 doors facing south which depict the 7 fruits of the Holy Spirit. The church is constructed by the model of ancient Gothic Art and culture. The length of the new Church is 153 feet, breadth 53 feet and height of the main tower is 153 feet. This entire dimension depicts the beads of the Holy Rosary. There are 12 towers in the church which depict 12 disciples of Jesus Christ. A good place for your prayers and petitions. Many miracles happened at this Shrine. You will have a different when feeling you enter this Shrin

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