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Kanyakumari is the extreme tip of Kanyakumari. Once upon a time, Kanyakumari was referred to as the Alexandria of the east.

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Thiruvanathapuram is the nearest airport. It is about 80 km from Kanyakumari. Tirunelvelli (80 km) is the other nearest railway junction and can be reached by road via Nagarkoil (19 km). The city measures a maximum temperature of 34.8 degress centigrade and a minimum of 20.4°C.

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Pray and enjoy the celebrations of festivals like: Chaitra Purnima Festival held between April and May, Navratri held during the last week of October, Holy Annual Festival of the Roman Catholic Church (held during 4th week of December)


Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of India. It is, in fact, a popular place of religious importance. The three mighty oceans the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea converge at Kanyakumari. This famous pilgrimage site is frequented by a number of tourists for its virgin beauty, beaches and temples.

Renowned worldwide for hued sand on its beaches, Kanyakumari has become a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus all over the nation. Vacationers and families often visit the place to offer prayers to their deities. Besides, spectacular sunrise and sunset are also unique features of Kanyakumari in India.

Kumari Amman Temple, Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue are some of the top attractions of Kanyakumari. Other places that should be visited include:

  • Thanumalayan Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and it is located at a distance of around thirteen kilometers in the place called Suchindram. There are musical pillars in the temple.
  • Udayagiri Fort: The fort is situated at a distance of about 34 km from Kanyakumari. It was by Emperor Mathanda Varma. It is known for the tomb of De Lennoy, who was a European general of the king.
  • Vattakotai Fort: This is another fort, which is at a distance of about 6 km from Kanyakumari. The fort provides excellent sceneries of beach and.

If one wants to travel Kanyakumari by road, then there are numerous luxury and express buses that connect Kanyakumari to other cities of the country. According to the distance, these cities are Nagarkoil (19 km), Trivandrum (86 km), Tiruchendur (89 km), Tirunelvelli (91 km), Tuticorin (129 km), Courtallam (130 km), Madurai (242 km), Rameshwaram (300 km), Cochin (309 km), Thekkady (358 km), Kodaikanal (362 km), Palani (370 km), Coimbatore (478 km) and Ootacamund (576 km).

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