Kanyakumari Places



The city of Kanyakumari district in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. Also, called as the "Gods own district".

The name comes from the Devi Kanya Kumari Temple in the region, in Tamil it is pronounced as "Kan-niya-kumari".

It is the southernmost tip of peninsular India, and is surrounded on three sides by the Laccadive Sea.

Kanyakumari city is the southern tip of the Cardamom Hills, an extension of the Western Ghats range.

Nearest city is Thiruvananthapuram (85 km) and airport is Trivandrum International Airport, Trivandrum , Kerala. and the nearest town is Nagercoil, the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District, 22 km (14 mi) away.

Kanyakumari has been a city since Sangam period and is a popular tourist destination.

Kanyakumari has been a great centre for art and religion for centuries.

It was also an area of great trade and commerce. It was ruled by the Cholas, the Cheras, the Pandyas and the Nayaks.