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Introduction

Kanyakumari is a town in Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu state, India. Surrounded by Majestic Hills and the plains bordered by colourful sea-shores, fringed with coconut trees and paddy fields, here and there are few elevated patches of red cliffs with undulating valleys and plains between the mountainous terrain and the sea - coast, so closely interwoven with Temples and Churches. Though sunrise can be viewed throughout the year, sunset is visible only from October 15 to March 15 from this southernmost tip. But one can view both sunrise and sunset throughout the year from atop a hill called Murugan Kundram which offers a panoramic view of Kanyakumari. The sunset and moonrise can be seen almost simultaneously on full moon days from the same spot. It is a unique spectacle.

Area 25 sq km
Altitude 0.300 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-23.0C,Max.-35.0 C Winter,Min.-20.0C,Max.-32.0C
Language Tamil, Malayalam, English.
STD Code 04652
Rainfall 102 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March

Kanyakumari MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-The nearest airport from Kanyakumari is situated at Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram) about 80 kms away. It is directly connected with Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, and Chennai by regular flights.
  2. Rail:-Kanyakumari is well connected by rail to major parts of the country. Kanyakumari is connected to Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, and Mumbai by broad-gauge railway network.
  3. Road:-Kanyakumari is connected by road to Trivandrum (86 km), Nagarkoil (19 km), Tirunelvelli (91 km), Tiruchendur (89 km), Tuticorin (129 km), Rameshwaram (300 km), Courtallam (130 km), Madurai (242 km), Thekkady (358 km), Kodaikanal (362 km), Palani (370 km), Ootacamund (576 km), Cochin (309 km), and Coimbatore (478 km).

Places to Visit

Gandhi Memorial Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial Kumari Amman Temple Thiruvalluvar Statue
Kamarajar Manimandapam      

Excursion

 
Suchindram Nagercoil Padmanabhapuram Suchindram
Pechiparai Tiruchendur    

Shopping

Handcrafted trinkets, seashell art, palm leaf drawings are available here.

Accommodation

Ashok Hotel Cape Hotel Tamil Nadu (TTDC) Cape Residency Hotel Hotel Sangam
Maadhini Hotel Singaar International