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Timings for Goverment places in Kanyakumari

Government Museum The museum is situated near the Tourist Office, Beach Road, Kanniyakumari. The Museum contains bronzes, coins, tribal objects, woodcarvings and zoological and botanical specimens. The Museum’s collection also contains the Temple Car made from Samythoppu and whale-bones from Manavalakurichi in Kanniyakumari District.

Timings Holiday
9.30 a.m to 5.00 p.m. Friday and second Saturday.

Guganathaswamy Temple  This is a 1000-year-old temple said to have been built by Raja Raja Chola. The architectural style of the Cholas is quite evident in this temple. It is located near railway station.

"The wandering monk" exhibition: Located in Kanniyakumari Town, the terra cotta design depicting Swami Vivekananda's Bharat Parikrama pictures with description in English, Hindi and Tamil.

Timings: 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m.  to   8.00 p.m.

Vivekanadapuram The Vivekanandapuram campus is the Headquarters of the Vivekananda Kendra. It is spread over 100 acres and is a natural spiritual retreat. It has lodging and boarding facilities for up to 1,000 people at any given time. There is a library. The Vivekananda Pictorial exhibition is displayed here.

Other places of Interest

Kids Park  

The Kids Park  It is located at a distance of 1 km from Kanniyakumari near the new bus stand on Kovalam Road. 

Timings Phone 
10.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. 04652-246454


Baywatch  It is a water theme amusement park, and it is located 2 kms along the on Kanniyakumari-Kovalam Road. It is very near to Sunset Point.

Timings Phone No Entrance fee
10.00 a.m to 7.30 p.m. 04652-246565, 246563. Adults :Rs.200/-
children :Rs.150/-

Vattakottai or the Circular Fort (6 kms) A granite fort, 6 kms north-east of Kanniyakumari lies on National Highway 7, forms the terminal of the ramparts known as the South Travancore lines built by king Marthanda Varma to serve as protection. It is a fine picnic spot.


Suchindram (13 kms) The Sthanumalayan temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. This is a repository of art treasures. Musical pillars and a huge 18-ft high Hanuman statue are proof of the artistic skill of the 9th Century A.D. artisans. It has a unique bas-relief carving of Vinayaki or the Female Vinayaka.
Male tourists should remove their upper garments before they enter the temple.

Timings: 4.00 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. 5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.


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