Kanyakumari to Pechiparai Dam

A trip from Kanyakumari to Pechiparai Dam is full of fun and excitement. Kanyakumari is a beautiful city with exotic beaches and tourist attractions. The city is bounded by the Indian Ocean in the south and Arabian Sea in the south west. Kerala lies in the northwestern side of the city.

Thiruvananthapuram Airport is the nearest airport of Kanyakumari. The distance covered by road to the city from the airport is 87 kms. Rented cars and buses are available to take the tourists to different places. Kanyakumari is also connected by rail.

On the way to the Dam, the tourists can visit the important places of attractions at Kanyakumari. Vattakottai, St. Xavier Church, Gandhi Memorial, Kumari Amman Temple, Government Museum, Vivekananda rock memorial and Suchindram are some of them. Vattakottai is an ancient fort of the 18th century. Located on the Kanyakumari beach, it serves best for picnics and excursions.

The Gandhi memorial resembles an old temple. In this place the ashes contained in an urn was kept before the immersion of some of its content in the three seas. Suchindram bears the traces of many ancient kingdoms. It contains a temple that has musical pillars an a Gopuram.although there is the statue of God Hanuman, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The Pechiparai Dam, located in the village of pechiparai is 56 km away from Kanyakumari. The dam, built on the Kodayan River was constructed in the year 1906. The Dam with boating facility is a perfect place for picnic and excursions. The journey from Kanyakumari to Pechiparai Dam is a memorable experience.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011