"Cape Comorin"

A Town in Tamil Nadu, India

Interest Measure for Kanyakumari

Ideal time to stay:  2 - 4 days

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Height(Altitude) of Kanyakumari from sea level:  14 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  8.0780000°N, 77.5410000°E
Ecosystem:  Coast  

Food, Culture and Language at Kanyakumari

Food Type Available:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Malayalam
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Kanyakumari?

Kanniyakumari (or Kanyakumari) is a town on the southern most tip of the main land of India, in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Cape Comorin. The southernmost point of India, Kanyakumari is a small town located at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. For a long time it has been a significant site in India both spiritually and more recently as a day tripping excursion from Kerala. A rare phenomenon and depending on the weather, at certain times of the year the setting sun and rising moon can be witnessed in the twilight.
The oldest and the most ancient landmark in this town is the temple of Goddess Kumari who prayed to Lord Shiva to be accepted as wife by him. During the British Raj, it was also known as 'Cape Comorin', probably a British version of 'Kumari', meaning virgin. The town is easily walkable and doesn't require any public transport, although there are cheap buses and a throng of auto rickshaws.
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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 23, 2016