All about Kanniyakumari

All about Kanniyakumari

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It is an important pilgrim center and tourist destination, famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The closest major cities are nagercoil, the administrative headquarters of kanyakumari district, (22 km) and thiruvananthapuram, the capital of kerala Arabian sea, kanyakumari and indian ocean meets near the place, where kanyakumari have located. So, this place is well known as southern most tip of india. Also, kanyakumari is well known tourist place in tamilnadu. Kanyakumari represents as the home for india’s health tradition like siddha, ayurveda and varmakalai.

Major rivers:

tambaraparani river, kodayar, paralayar, valliar, thoovalar, pazhayar, pahrali river

 District facts:

This is the second smallest district in tamil nadu after chennai district.

Famous persons:

Tamil poet kavimani thesiga vinayagam pillai, fomer governor of reserve bank of india s. Venkitaraman

Climate: maximum 35*c and minimum 21*c

Std code: 04652

Travel in

Railway station: kanyakumari junction (1 km from central bus stand) nh-7 Bus stand: central and express bus stand, anna stand, christopher bus stand Airport: trivandrum airport (87 kms from kanyakumari)


  • Thovalai
  • Agasteeswaram
  • Vilavancode
  • Kalkulam

    Professional colleges

  • Jayamatha engineering college, aralvoimozhi
  • Nooral islam college of engineering kumarakoil
  • Udaya engineering college, vellamodi, muttom
  • C.s.i. Institute of technology thovalai
  • St.xavier's college of engineering, chunkankadai
  • of education, attoor

    Polytechnic colleges

  • Nooral islam polytechnic, thickanamcode
  • Kamaraj polytechnic,   pazhavilai
  • Govt. Polytechnic, konam, nagercoil
  • Udaya polytechnic college
  • Sun institute of technology, erachakulam


Mondaikadu bhagavathy amman temple

Mondaikadu is situated on the coast, northeast of colachel port. It is connected with nagercoil and trivandrum by a motorable road.

Peer mohamed dargah, thuckalay (35 kms)

This dargah is named after peer mohamed oliyullah, the great philosopher mohamed appa, who wrote many books on philosophy.

Padmanabhapuram palace

Padmanapuram or the city of lord vishnu is an ancient historical padmanabhapuramtown is situated 45 kms from kanniyakumari. Timings:- 9.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m to 4.30 p.m Phone no:- 04651-250255 Holiday:- monday Entry fee:- adults : rs.10/-, child : rs.2/- Video & camera : rs.1200/- & rs.25/-

Suchindram (13 kms)

The sthanumalayan temple here is dedicated to lord shiva, lord vishnu and lord brahma. Timings:- 4.00 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. 5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Nagaraja temple

Though nagaraja or the serpent god is the presiding deity of this temple, the images of lord shiva and ananthakrishna are also enshrined here.

St. Xavier’s church, kottar (nagercoil) (16 kms)

This church dates back to the 15th century a.d. And it is dedicated to st. Francis xavier, a catholic priest who came to india. A 10-day festival from november 24th to december 3rd is held every year.

Guganathaswamy temple

This is a 1000-year-old temple said to have been built by raja raja chola. The architectural style of the cholas is quite evident in this temple. It is located near railway station.

 Kumariamman temple

The legend of this temple is as romantic as the place itself. Dedicated to the virgin goddess kanniyakumari, parvati who stands guard over the country, the temple is built at the spot where the goddess is believed to have waited for her consort lord shiva to come and claim her hand in marriage

Tourist spots

Vivekananda memorial

Vivekananda memorial was built on the vivekananda rock where the vivekanandacharismatic and philosopher swami vivekananda meditated and transformed himself

Thiruvalluvar statue

The thiruvalluvar statue thiruvalluvar, is the author of thirukkural . Tamils take cognizance of the birth of thiruvalluvar as a basis of the calendarthe magnificent 133-foot height statue denoting the chapters in thirukkural has been opened for tourists visit in the middle of the sea on 1.1.2000 in kanniyakumari.

Gandhi memorial

The gandhi mandapam has been constructed at the spot where theashes gandhiof mahatma gandhi were kept in an urn for public view before a portion of it was immersed into the confluence of the three seas, in 1948

Kamaraj memorial at kanniyakumari

A tribute to the freedom fighter and "perunthalaivar" (meaning great leader) this memorial was constructed where his ashes were kept for public to pay homage before immersion into the sea. Visiting hours : 07.00a.m to 07.00 p.m. Entrance free.

Government museum

The museum is situated near the tourist office, beach road, kanniyakumari. Timings:- 9.30 a.m to 5.00 p.m. Holiday:- friday and second saturday.

The wandering monk" exhibition

Located in town, the terra cotta design depicting swami vivekananda's bharat parikrama pictures with description in english, hindi and tamil Timings:- 8.00 a.m. To 12.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m. To 8.00 p.m.


The vivekanandapuram campus is the headquarters of the vivekananda kendra. It is spread over 100 acres and is a natural spiritual retreat.

Kids park

It is located at a distance of 1 km from kanniyakumari near the new bus stand on kovalam road. Timings:- 10.30 a.m. To 8.30 p.m. Phone:- 04652-246454


It is a water theme amusement park, and it is located 2 kms along the on kanniyakumari-kovalam road. It is very near to sunset point. Timings:- 10.00 a.m to 7.30 p.m. Phone no:- 04652-246565, 246563. Entrance fee:- adults :rs.200/- children :rs.150/-

Vattakottai or the circular fort (6 kms)

A granite fort, 6 kms north-east of kanniyakumari lies on national highway 7, forms the terminal of the ramparts known as the south travancore lines built by king marthanda varma to serve as protection. It is a fine picnic spot.

Udayagiri fort

King marthanda varma built this fort in the 18th century

Thirparappu waterfalls

Thirparappu literally means a pavilion of beauty and sanctity. Thirparapputhe panoramic view of the lord mahadevar temple or (lord shiva) atop green hills and the perennial river kodayar running in front of the shrine is really fascinating and attractive. Entry fee:- per head rs.2/- Timings:- 6.30 a.m. To 6.30p.m. Video and camera fees are rs.75/- and rs.5/- respectively.

Sothavilai beach

This beach is 12 kms from nagercoil and 12 kms from kanniyakumari through west coast road. It is one of the best beaches for holiday lovers

Pechipparai dam (74 kms)

Pechipparai dam from kanniyakumari and 53kms from nagercoil. The weather is very pleasant. It is a fine day excursion centre for touristis.

Sanguthurai beach (15 kms)

It is a beautiful beach that is 13 kms from nagercoil and 15 kms from kanniyakumari through west coast road.

Thekkuruchi beach (29 kms)

Thekkuruchi, a tiny village with lovely, calm seashore lies near the west coast road.


  • Hotel Harris, R.V. Puram, Nagercoil  Phone no :222681
  • Hotel Parvathi International , Court Road, Nagercoil Phone no:233020
  • Hotel Ganga Tamil Nadu, Court Road, Nagercoil Phone no:232899
  • Hotel Ganga, Alexandra Press Road, Nagercoil  Phone no:232599
  • Pioneer paradise Tower Junction, Nagercoil Phone no:238541
  • Addars Lodge, Vadasery Phone no:276581

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