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Chitharal Jain Monuments

Published Date: 03-May-2024

Chitharal Jain Monuments are a popular destination for Jain pilgrims and architecture enthusiasts from all over the world. These historically significant monuments are also excellent examples of how different religions co-exist in the country.

Chitharal was once home to Digambara Jain monks, so there is a cave temple with rock-cut sculptures of Thirthankaras and other deities dating back to the 9th century. Apart from the spectacular monuments, the enticing aura and serenity of the place make it a must-visit.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 hours
  • How to Reach: The monuments are 48 km away from Kanyakumari. You can book a cab or take the bus to cover the distance.
  • Timing: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Best for: Among the popular places to visit in Kanyakumari in 1 day.
  • Tip: The best time to pay a visit to this site is during October-February.
  • Nearby Attractions: Courtallam falls, Gandhi mandapam, Kanyakumari Beach, Kumari Amman temple, Mathur Aqueduct
  • Nearby Restaurants: The Curry, Sea View Restaurant, The Ocean Restaurant, Zam Zam Restaurant, Hotel Saravana, Indus Buffet, Triveni
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.6 rating and 2,700 reviews

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