Kanyakumari boasts of being a prominent place of pilgrimage, culture and architectural wealth from ancient times. It homes a mixed culture and profound heritage. In fact it is a pilgrimage site for many religions and this influence of multiple religions is seen in the architectural heritage of the city.
Kanyakumari is also the place where Indian mainland ends. It is washed by three water bodies- Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is peculiar in that it is possible to glimpse sunrise and sunset from there. There are also many attractive sightseeing sites also in Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari is a prime tourism destination which attracts scores of tourists because of these attractions. There is a thriving hospitality industry in Kanyakumari which takes care of the millions who throng to it. Kanyakumari hotels come in various varieties – standard, luxury, budget and cheap. There are also five star, four star and three star segments of hotel. The luxury hotels of Kanyakumari offer posh accommodation facilities and number one quality round the clock service. The rooms provided are luxurious, spacious and adorned with modern décor. The staff is knowledgeable and encounters guests with a disarming smile sprinkled with oodles of warmth and hospitality. They listen to guests with politeness and attentiveness. Demands of the guests are met to the maximum possible extent promptly. Hotels of Kanyakumari are adjoined with multi cuisine restaurants which provide for scrumptious menu of various styles from Chinese to continental.
Apart from high class accommodation facilities, quality service and multi cuisine restaurants, hotels provide hot and cold water running round the clock, Banquet hall, conference hall, meeting hall, amenities for indoor and outdoor games, Doctors on call, twenty four hours security, spacious parking facilities and travel desk services.
Kanyakumari is a place visited by all sorts of people from various strata of society. Hospitality industry of Kanyakumari is wise enough to cater to them all. Budget hotels in Kanyakumari cater to those travelers who do not have large amount of money to spare. They provide above par accommodation facilities and quality service on a budgeted purse.
Most hotels of Kanyakumari are situated near the sea and provide for arrangements to see sunrise and sunset from them. But most people prefer to savor sunrise and sunset from the sea shore or other destinations than from the hotel rooms. Some hotels publicize the views of Kanyakumari tourist attractions from the hotels as their selling point.
The hotels in Kanyakumari offer their facilities on rent to Business segments to host conferences, training programmes and meetings. The allurement of various sightseeing options and also magnificent sunrise and sunset provides for high attendance.
Kanyakumari got its name from the gorgeous temple of Goddess Kanyakumari scenically located on the sea shore. It is also known as Cape Comorin as named by British. Apart from the temple of Goddess Kanyakumari, the other attractions are Vivekanda Rock Memorial, Vivekandapuram, Statue of Thiruvalluvar, Our Lady of Ransom Church, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument, Baywatch and Tsunami Monument.
Vivekanada Rock is situated about hundred meters from the shore. Regular ferry service exists between mainland jetty and rock. The rock has two ‘mandaps’ or halls – one belonging to Swami Vivekanada and other to a print of foot. That footprint is said to be that of Goddess Kumari who offered a penance there.