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How to Reach Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari or 'Cape Comorin' is an important Hindu pilgrim center located at the southernmost tip of India, at the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Spread over an area of 1672 sq. km, Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is renowned for its spectacular beach and glorious sunrise and sunset.

By Air

The nearest airport to Kanyakumari is at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) which is about 80 km away. The airport is equipped with both domestic and international terminals. Regular flights connect Trivandrum airport with major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, and Chennai.

You can take a taxi or bus to reach Kanyakumari from here.

By Rail

Kanyakumari is well connected by rail to most of the major cities in India. Broad-gauge railway network connects Kanyakumari with Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, and Mumbai. Super-fast trains are available from Kanyakumari junction to reach northern cities like Jammu and Delhi. Tirunelvelli (80 km) is the other nearest railway junction and can be reached from Kanyakumari by road via Nagarkoil (19 km).

By Road

A good network of roadways connect Kanyakumari to major South Indian destinations like Chennai (700 km), Bangalore (674 km), 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).

For local transportation there are tourist taxis, auto-rickshaws and intercity trains which reach Kanyakumari from almost all southern cities.