On A Heritage Trail to Cape Comorin: Best Places To Visit

Kanniyakumari, also known as Cape Comorin and Land's End, gleams with sights that stand as a testament to its rich heritage. Here's a look at them

The 41-metre-tall Thiruvalluvar Statue overlooks the beautiful union of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean Photo: Tamil Nadu Tourism

From Ptolemy to Marco Polo, Cape Comorin's enchanting tales have populated the annals of history and the writings of many greats. Yet the city on the southernmost tip continues to thrive with unique and diverse experiences. On one end, it calls out to the devoted with its many temples, and on the other, it swiftly takes over the imagination of those in search of nature's true beauty; and in between, it also immaculately fits in a wealth of legends and myths. If you are visiting the tranquil haven for the first time, here's our complete guide on the top historical places you must visit when in the city.  

The best way to acquaint yourself with Kanniyakumari is to dive deep into its history, which has been shaped by the Dutch, Portuguese, British and various Indian dynasties, from the Cholas to the Travancore.