9 days in Kanyakumari District & Ramanathapuram Itinerary

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Kanyakumari — 5 nights

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Change things up with a short trip to Nagaraja Temple in Nagercoil (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial, contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, and appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari attractions planning website.

Chennai to Kanyakumari is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kanyakumari: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ramanathapuram.
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Ramanathapuram — 2 nights

Ramanathapuram, also known as Ramnad, is a city and a municipality in Ramanathapuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Step out of Ramanathapuram with an excursion to Navagraha Temple in Devipattinam--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Arulmigu Mangalaleswari Udanurai Mangalanatha Swamy Temple and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Five-Faced Hanuman Temple.

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Drive from Kanyakumari to Ramanathapuram in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ramanathapuram can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Wed).
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Kanyakumari District travel guide

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Kanyakumari district is the southernmost district in Tamil Nadu state and mainland India. It stands second in in terms of population density among the districts of Tamilnadu and the second most urbanized, next only to Chennai district. It is also the richest district in Tamilnadu in terms of per capita income, and also tops the state in Human Development Index (HDI), literacy and education. The district headquarters is Nagercoil.Kanyakumari district has a varied topography with sea on three sides and the mountains of the Western Ghats bordering the northern side. Geologically, the landmass of the district is much younger when compared to the rest of state - faulted as late as 2.5 million years during the Miocene, after which numerous transgression, as well as regression of sea, had shaped the western coast of the district.Historically, Nanjinad and Eda Nadu which comprise the present Kanyakumari district, were ruled by various Tamil and Malayalam dynasties: the Venad Kingdom, Pandyans, the Cheras, the Cholas, the Ays and the Nayaks. A few artifacts unearthed by archeological excavations in there. It was part of the princely state of Travancore during the colonial times prior to India's independence; four of the eight tehsils of Thiruvananthapuram district were separated to form the new district of Kanyakumari during the formation of the new state of Kerala, and they were made a part of the Madras Presidency under recommendations from the States Reorganisation Commission in 1956. The Presidency was later renamed Tamil Nadu and Kanyakumari, today, is one of the 32 districts of Tamil Nadu state.

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