Weekend Getaways from Kanyakumari

The southernmost district of Tamil Nadu and an illustrious religious destination, Kanyakumari is notable for its broad range of tourist attractions. In addition to the assorted tourist attractions like beaches, temples, museums and memorials, forts, palace and other places to visit that falls under the boundary of Kanyakumari, there are several tourist spots to explore around that are ideal for weekend getaways from Kanyakumari.

Tourist Destinations from Kanyakumari

Owing to its close proximity to the God's Own Country, Kerala, Weekend Getaways from Kanyakumari is sure to be nothing short of an enthralling experience! Some of the most popular tourist destinations that are not to be overlooked on weekend getaways from Kanyakumari include:

Courtallam aka Kutralam, Tirunelveli District

Courtallam, fondly called as the 'Spa of South India' is a far-famed waterfalls located in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Courtallam is just 125 km away from the city center of Kanyakumari and is well connected to all parts of Tamil Nadu by trains and buses. Courtallam is not only a famous waterfalls but it is valued as a fantabulous wellness resort as the Courtallam water is said to have a lot of medicinal attributes since it works through woods that are filled with herbaceous plants. Evidently, Courtallam water has the ability of tending to cure or rejuvenate to wellness of people who love a natural bath in the waterfalls.
Kutralam Falls

Unlike other waterfalls in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Courtallam boasts nine waterfalls and they are Peraruvi (main falls), Shenbaga devi Falls, Puli Aruvi (tiger falls), Chitraruvi (small falls), Thenaruvi (honey falls), Pazhathotta Aruvi (VIP falls), Aintharuvi (five falls), Pazhaya Courtallam (old falls) and Palaruvi. The three important waterfalls approachable by road are the Peraruvi, Aintharuvi and Pazhaya Courtallam. Other waterfalls like Shenbaga Devi Falls and Thenaruvi are reachable only by adventurous trekking options.

Quick Facts:

Distance from Kanyakumari to Courtallam Waterfalls: 125 km
Preferred Road Route: via Cheranmahadevi - Panagudi Rd/SH 177 and Tirunelveli - Shencottai Road
Best Time to Visit: June to September

Nearby Places of Interest:
Thirukutraalanaadhar temple
Kasivishuwanathar temple
Ilanji Kumaran temple
Chitra sabha
Therkumalai estate (1 hour from Thenaruvi)
Boat house (close to Pazhaya Aruvi and Aintharuvi)
Snake park and Aquarium (near Peraruvi)
Children's park

Accommodation Options:
Numerous lodges and resorts are available in Courtallam and most of them are located very close to Peraruvi and Pazhaya Courtallam

Nearest Railway Station: Tirunelveli Junction Railway Station (Station Code: TEN)
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV)

Thoothukudi aka Tuticorin

Located in the southeast seacoast of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Thoothukudi is a renowned port town. An important sea gateway of Tamil Nadu, Thoothukudi is far-famed for pearl diving, therefore it is popularly referred as 'Pearl town'.
Tuticorin

For beach lovers, Tuticorin is a perfect tourist destination and the port present in the urban centre is one among the most significant tourist attractions in the region. Tuticorin is also notable for its parks and some of the popular parks in the city include Rajaji Park, Harbour Park, Roche Park and so on. Thoothukudi is also the home of the celebrated Thiruchendur temple which is the 2nd Arupadai veedu (Six sacred abodes of Lord Muruga) of Lord Murugan.

Some of the other popular and must visit tourist attractions of Thoothukudi include Hare Island, Kayalpattinam Beach, Harbour Beach, Panchalankurchi, Pearl Beach, Holy Cross Church, Lady of Snow Church, Kulasekarapattinam Beach and so on.

Quick Facts:

Distance from Kanyakumari to Thoothukudi: 128 km
Preferred Road Route: via SH 176
Best Time to Visit: January, February, March, November, December

Places to Stay:
GRT Regency (Rs. 2,661 per night)
Poppys Hotel (Rs. 2,398 per night)
Roxel Inn (Rs. 1,361 per night)

Nearest Railway Station: Tuti Melur Railway Station (Station Code: TME)
Nearest Airport: Tuticorin Airport (IATA: TCR)

Kollam aka Quilon

Kollam, a popular sea port and an important town on the Laccadive Sea coast in the God's own country, Kerala is located approximately 153 km away from the city center of Kanyakumari district. To be blunt, Kollam is all about amazing beaches, enthralling lagoons and ravishing backwaters! Imagine, enjoying a deluxe boat ride over the backwaters and savouring traditional Kerala fish curry and tapioca (Maravalli Kilangu) during the journey!
Kollam

Kollam has much more to offer as the town receives visitors from all over the world, irrespective of seasons for its wide range of tourist attractions which include Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathi Kshethram, Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple, Mukathala Murari Temple, Thrikkadavoor Mahadeva Temple, Thirumullavaram Beach, Kottukadu Juma masjid Chavara, Achankovil Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, St.Michael's Latin Catholic Church, Chinnakada Juma Masjid, St.Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church and so on.

Quick Facts:

Distance from Kanyakumari to Kollam: 153 km
Preferred Road Route: via Salem - Kochi - Kanyakumari Hwy   
Best Time to Visit: January, February, September, October, November, December

Nearest Railway Station: Koyilandy Railway Station (Station Code: QLD)
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV)

Ponmudi aka The Golden Peak

Ponmudi, an enchanting hill station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala is located just 125 km away from the city center of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
The Golden Peak Ponmudi

Situated at an altitude of 1100 m above sea level, Ponmudi is a part of the Western Ghats that extends through the line of latitude to the Arabian Sea. Ponmudi is gifted with the magnificence of nature as it features a beautiful blanket of dense tropical woods that avalanches to the ground of the hill range. Ponmudi is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in the region, primarily for its pleasant climate all throughout the year.

Some of the most popular places of interest in Ponmudi hill station include Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Valley, Meenmutty Falls, Agasthyarkoodam, Echo Point and several trekking points.

Quick Facts:

Distance from Kanyakumari to Kollam: 125 km
Preferred Road Route: via Salem - Kochi - Kanyakumari Hwy   
Best Time to Visit: January, February, October, November, December

Places to Stay:
KTDC Golden Peak Resort
Hotel Rohini

Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (Station Code: TVC)
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV)

Other popular weekend getaways from Kanyakumari include:

Varkala: 135 km from Kanyakumari
Thiruvalla: 212 km from Kanyakumari
Alleppey: 237 km from Kanyakumari
Madurai: 244 km from Kanyakumari
Kumarakom: 252 km from Kanyakumari

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