Monday, September 28, 2009

Sparsa Hotel, Kanyakumari

There is no dearth of hotels in Kanyakumari. A search on any of the Indian travel portals like,, etc... reveals lots of hits. Most of the hotels however are clustered around what could be called downtown Kanyakumari, and are a mix of the very basic and those offering more upmarket facilities.

View Larger Map - where most of the hotels in Kanyakumari are, east of the national highway 7

Sparsa is a new hotel, launched only sometime in late 2008, and has come up on Beach Road. It is probably the best hotel in Kanyakumari now, and with pricing that is also reflective of its premium positioning. Off season rates run between Rs 4,000-5,000 a night. It also has a restaurant with a decent menu.

You can see the Sparsa hotel in the map below. As of Sep 2009 this map seems to be a bit dated, since the hotel compound is now fully landscaped.

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There is not much development yet on Beach road, so this hotel enjoys a fair bit of serenity. Also, it is right at the beach, so to get to the shore, all you have to do is cross the road. The view point tower is a ten minute walk from the hotel.

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