- Therkumalai East and West - 17.4 km²
- Thadagaimalai - 7.9 km²
- Poigaimalai - 12.4 km²
- Mahendragiri - 43.6 km²
- Veerapuli - 281.9 km²
- Velimalai - 11.2 km²
- Old Kulasekaram - 6.9 km²
- Kilamalai - 81.06 km²
- Asambu - 43.10 km²
- Kanyakumari, the Land's end, and the confluence of three water bodies, is 20 km to the south of Nagercoil, with tourist attractions of its own which include the Vivekanda Rock Memorial, 133 ft (41 m) high statue of Tamil poet-saint Tiruvalluvar - both on the mid-sea on rocky islands; the place is also famous for its distinctly beautiful (reddish) sunrise and sunset.
- The Kanyakumari wildlife sanctuary is a hot spot in the country.The sanctuary is a important breeding ground for Tiger, Elephant, Leapord and 39 other mammals.
- Vattakottai Fort, or Circular Fort, is a fort near Kanyakumari, right on the sea-shore, built under the orders of De Lannoy during the reign ofMarthanda varma (1729-58 AD). The view from the top of the fort, of the sea and the palm-fringed beach below is fantastic.
- Suchindrum (Thanumalayan) Temple, about 6 km from the heart of town and Nagaraja Temple (in the town), are some tourist attractions within the town.
- Thiruvattar Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple : (30 km from Nagercoil) An ancient Vishnu temple (one of 108 Divya Desams and older than the Trivandrum Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple about 50 km away) with lots of inscriptions in Tamil & Sanskrit in the outer Prakarams, sculptured Mandapam on a single-stone, unique Sun-rays falling on Adi Kesavan in Bhujana Sayanam posture statue (32-feet long) in the Sanctum for a week in the Tamil months of Purattasi & Panguni, etc. are stunning attractions.
- Padmanabhapuram Palace, (22 km from Nagercoil), once the seat of the Travancore kings, is India's only palace made completely of wood (sixteenth century).
- Thiruvithamcode Arappally or Amalagiri church or Thomaiyar Kovil, dedicated to Holy Mother Mary, built in 57 CE at Thiruvithancode by St. Thomas is one of the oldest existing Christian Church structures in the world and is now an International St. Thomas` pilgrim center.
- St.Francis Xavier’s Cathedral Church, Kottar (in Nagercoil town), built in the year 1600 CE, is one of the oldest churches in Kanyakumari district. It also has historic importance due to the visit of St.Francis Xavier and the tomb of Martyr Devasahayam Pillai inside it. This Roman Catholic church was built upon the land allotted to St. Xavier by the Venad king, Unni Kerala Varma.
- Swamithoppe Ayya Vaikundar Pathi, about 11 km from Kanyakumari, which is the religious headquarters of Ayyavazhi, is well known for its non-idolatry system of worship.
- Chitharal Jain Monuments (about 35 km near Martandam), impressive rock shelters and idols dated 9-11th Century.
- Thirunandikkara temple (about 20 km), rock-cut cave temple of Pallava art can be traced back to seventh and eighth century AD.
- Udayagiri Fort, built by the Travancore kings, is a fort previously used for training the Travancore forces and also served as Barracks. Travancore Army Chief & European Dutch Admiral, Benedictus Eustachius De Lannoy(1716–1771)'s tomb is situated within this fort. The fort (about 90 acres (360,000 m2) land almost full of vegetation now, with several plants, reptiles, etc.) is presently declared as a bio-diversity park and maintained by the Kanyakumari forest department.
- Mathur Hanging Trough, near Thiruvattar in the District, is an aqueduct that carries irrigation water through a canal between two hills. The canal itself goes above a small river. Built on very high pillars, it is said to be one of the biggest aqueducts, both in height and length, in Asia.
- Olakaruvi waterfalls, about 20 km from Nagercoil is on the middle of a hill and requires an hour's trek by foot from the base of the hill (better to go in a group, as it is a forested area).
- Keeriparai - the site of some waterfalls, including Vattaparai Falls.
- Pechiparai Reservoir, about 30 km from the town, in the hills, and also Perunchaani and Chittar dams are a must-see for the nature-lover (with clouds touching the top of the hills around the dams on a misty day).
- Mukkadal, about 10 km from the town, built across vambaru in 1645. Which provides water supply for Nagercoil, Suchindram and Kanyakumari Towns.
- Thiruparrapu Falls, is a waterfall near Thiruparrapu.5 km from Thiruparrapu is Thirunanthikarai where historical cave temple is situated
- Muttom, a coastal village, is another popular place with tourists. The terrain in this village and its surroundings is hilly and from a height one can have an idyllic view of the place, with a Portuguese style church standing in the middle of the village. The beach-area is somewhat rocky. There is also a 100-year old lighthouse. The lighthouse, though near the sea, is situated on a land mass some 105 feet (32 m) above sea level. Another attractive feature of this area, is a reddish ravine-like area with casurina trees near the seaside. This place with very popular with Tamil and Keralite film-makers, especially Tamil film director Bharathiraja.
- Sanguthurai Beach, about 8 km from Nagercoil is a palm-fringed and sandy beach. Sothavilai Beach is another good beach, about 7 km from the heart of town. Both beaches were hit by the Indian Ocean Tsunami, but authorities have taken steps to improve facilities again. There is a very good lagoon (estuary - place where the river meets the sea) at Manakudy - 10 km from the town.
- Panchappathis, the five holyplaces of Ayyavazhi, all situated within 10 km radius from Kanyakumari
- Mukkudal reservoir : Fresh water supply to Nagercoil is from the Mukkadal Reservoir, about 8 km from the town, in the interior - itself a very scenic place, with a small bushy island in the middle of the dam. The dam is surrounded by hills of the Western Ghats.
- Mandaikadu Bhagwathi Amman temple: Known as ′Sabarimala for Women′,the Bhagwathiamman deity here is in the form of an anthill about 15 feet high having 5 heads with a legend linked to it. It was built in simple Kerala style with assistance from Marthanda Varma.
Based on a 50 year study, it is found that during the North-East monsoon, between October and December, a precipitation of 549 mm is received in 24 rainy days and during the South-West Monsoon 537 mm is received from June to September in 27 rainy days. In summer, 332 mm of rainfall is received in 11 rainy days between March and May. The annual average rainfall in the district is 1465 mm with a maximum of around 247 mm in October and a minimum of 21 mm in February. Relative humidity ranges between 60 to 100%