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Kanyakumari also spelled as Kanniyakumari or Kanniakumari, stands as the southernmost point of the Indian Peninsula, which is also the geographical end of the Indian mainland.

The popular beach destination is also known as the Cape Comorin for its interesting places that attracts millions of tourists each year. The city is also the administrative capital of Nagercoil District, which is at a drive of 20 km from Kanyakumari town. The district also enjoys the highest position, having the best literacy rate in the state and is declared as the best educated district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the HRD Ministry. Tamil and Malayalam are the main languages spoken here.

The affluent history and cultural heritage of the city is a blend of mixed culture and profound tradition. The city of Kanyakumari have been around for thousands of years as it has been the city of culture, history, arts, economy and the hub of development for centuries. The city with the mixed culture showcases many religions like Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. The blended cultural heritage of the city attracts a plethora if people for pilgrimage, which has been since centuries now. Nestled at the spot where the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Mannar and the Indian Ocean amalgamate into each other forming one stream. Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, is at a distance of about 85 km from Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Kanyakumari tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Kanyakumari
Location: Southern India
Language: English, Malayalam and Tamil
Climate: Pleasant and moderate
Major Attractions: St. Xavier Church, Alwarthirunagari Temple
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist sightseeing in Kanyakumari
Being a popular beach destination, Kanyakumari is positioned at the southern tip of peninsular India. The major attractions of the city along with its famous beach, which has been rendered the city’s own name, are Vivekanada Memorial and Kanyakumari Temple.  A ferry ride to Vivekananda Rock to witness Sangam, the convergence of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, is very popular among tourists. Other places to visit in Kanyakumari are Padmanabhapuram Palace, Vattakottai Fort and Udayagiri Fort.

The religious places to be seen in the town are St. Xavier Church, Alwarthirunagari Temple, Guganathaswamy Temple, Thirunanthikarai Cave Temple, Rock-Cut Cave Temple of Chitharal, Lord Subramania Temple of Tiruchendur and Nagarajar Temple.

Other places are Kalakkad – Mundanthurai Tiger Sanctuary, Thiruparrapu Falls, Courtallam Falls, Olakkuruvi Falls, Kanyakumari Beach and Muttom Beach, Sothavilai Beach, Thengapattinam Beach and Sanguthurai Beach are popular amongst beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Pechiparai Reservoir, Mathur Hanging Trough, Kamarajar Manimandapam, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and Government Museum are the other famous attractions of Kanyakumari.

Climate of Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari Weather is a tropical one. The summer season is soothing with sufficient warmth, whereas are mild. The humidity and temperature of this place remain comparatively high all through the year. Rainfall is quite common at any period of the year. The Monsoon Season is relatively more precipitation than at any other seasons. The best time tio visit the place is in the months of October till March.

How to reach kanyakumari

Kanyakumari by Air: The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport which is at a distance of 87 km from Kanyakumari. Trivandrum airport is well connected with many major cities in India and abroad.

Kanyakumari by Rail: The Kanyakumari Junction is just 1 km away from the central bus stand.

Kanyakumari by Road: The city is well connected with the major cities of the state.

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