KANYAKUMARI – Known as Cape Comorin

Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of the mainland India. It lies in the state of Tamil Naduand is also known as Cape Comorin. It is the small town which is located on the confluence of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. From the longer time it has been a significant site in India both with regards to spiritualism and excursions from Kerala. It is surrounded by the majestic hills and the plains which are bordered by the colourful sea-shores with coconut trees. The closest major city is Nagercoil which is the administrative headquarters of KanyaKumari district which is 22Km away. The place has taken its name from the goddess Devi Kanya Kumari, who is considered as the sister of Krsna, women do pray to her for their marriage.

How to reach KanyaKumari?

The oldest and the ancient landmark in the town is the temple of Goddess Kumari who prayed for Lord Shiva for accepting her as his wife. During the duration of the British Raj, it was well known as Cape Comorin. It is easily walk able due to which you don’t require any kind of transport even though there are cheap buses and auto rickshaw thronging around.

  • Via Air 

Thiruvanathapuram is the nearest International airport which is having the direct flights from the Singapore, Middle East, Srilanka and Maldives. It is served by numerous airlines across the states. From here it takes around 3 hours via train or the buses or taxis. The charges of taxi are quite cheap. Alternatively if you cannot reach Thiruvanathapuram directly from your destination then you could reach out to Chennai and then from there you could go via bus or taxis.

  • Via Train

They are well connected through numerous cities such as Bangalore, New Delhi, Kochi, Coimbatore, Kolkata, New Delhi etc. From there you could witness the longest rail route in India.

  • Via Taxi

Buses and taxis are easily available from the Thiruvanathapuram, which is the closest hub. Even the long distances buses are available from Coimbatore, Bangalore, Madurai, Chennai etc.

Top 10 places to visit in KanyaKumari 

  • Vivekananda Rock
  • Vivekanandapuram
  • Thiruvalluvar Statue
  • Our lady of Ransom Church
  • Bay watch
  • Tsunami Monument
  • See the Sunset and Sunrise
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace
  • Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument
  • Udayagiri Fort

Where to Eat and Stay?

Rice is the staple food for the people but some people who are living in the hilly areas they are having tapico as their main food. Fish which is caught in the seas over the district at the time of night or during the early morning reaches the markets at the interior of the villages and towns early morning. They do prepare coffee made with the Karuppatti in the winter seasons. The food which are made over there are spicy and people over here try to use the grated coconut in their curries and the food preparations. Some of the renowned foods are as under-Hotel Seaview, Sangam Restaurant, Archana Restaurant, Hotel Seashore, Saravana etc.

There are numerous residencies, hotels etc. in and around KanyaKumari. Staying over here is not of any problem. But there are agents, brokers and touts in every nook and corner which is looking for the unsuspecting tourists. You should prefer hotels near the beach majorly if you need to check out the beauty of rising sun and setting sun. Some of the renowned places where you could checkout your stay are-Anantya Resort, Ave holiday home Beach,Hotel Bharani, Hotel Maadhini, Hotel Melody Park etc.


  1. With thanks! Valuable information!

    1. Travel Mogambo

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