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Government Museum in Kanyakumari

·  Summer: 20 to 35° C (Pleasant)
·  Winter: 17 to 32° C (Very Pleasant)
·  Monsoon: July to September

Best time to visit:  October to March

Opening Time: 09:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Fridays, Second Saturdays and National Holidays

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 5
Children:  INR 3
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100
Children:  INR 100
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The pride of the state of Tamil Nadu, Government Museum at Kanyakumari presents an impressive collection of sculptured artefacts and crafts from the South Indian temples. Established in 1991, the museum breaks the monotony of theme-specific museums in India. This museum does not follow any specific theme and houses a wide collection of artefacts, rare fossils, ancient coins and tribal objects etc.
Constructed as a multipurpose museum, Government Museum showcases objects of archaeology, anthropology, philately, numismatics, zoology, botany and geology. Some of the finest displays here are the sea collection like corals and bones of a whale and a dolphin skeleton, and arms and weapons. 
Visitors are enchanted by the delicately carved temple car, which was used during the 18th centuries for processions. The eye-popping carvings portray musicians, sages, women folks, worshippers and Yallis etc.
Tourists can enjoy exploring the nearby locations like Nagercoil, Udayagiri Fort, Pechipparai Dam, Vattakottai and Thengapattinam Beach.


Road: State transport buses smoothly connect Kanyakumari to major cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are several public and private buses available at your service.

Railway: Trivandrum Railway Station (located about 85 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach the museum. You can hire a private taxi from the station.

Airway: Trivandrum International Airport (located about 88 km.) is the nearest airport to reach the Government Museum. Direct flights from many cities are available.