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Kanyakumari District

Kanyakumari District

About Kanyakumari District and Its History

  • Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) is a famous town located in the Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu.
  • Nagercoil is the district headquarters of the Kanyakumari district. Arabian sea, Kanyakumari, and the Indian Ocean meet near the place, where Kanyakumari have located.
  • So, this place is well known as the Southern Most Tip of India. Also, Kanyakumari is a well-known tourist place in Tamilnadu.
  • Kanyakumari represents the home for India's health traditions like Siddha, Ayurveda, and Varmakalai.
  • The name came to this town, because of the famous goddess Kanyakumari Amman found here. From the Ancient Period, Nanjilnadu and Idainadu are the two divisions of the Kanyakumari district.
  • Kottar is well known as a major commercial center and agriculture from the olden days, now it is a part of Nagercoil.

Kanniyakumari District Complete Details

Kanniyakumari District Information
Total Area 1,672 sq.kms
Total Population 18,70,374
Male Population 9,26,345
Female Population 9,44,029
Population Density 1119/sq.km.
Average Annual Rainfall 1456 mm
Climate Condition 33*c Maximum and 30*c Minimum
STD Code 04652
Pin Codes 629***
Nearest Airport Trivandrum International Airport (82 km from Kanyakumari)
Railway Station Kanniyakumari Junction Railway Station (4 km from Main Bus Stand)
Bus Stand Kanyakumari Bus Stand, Puthugramam, Kanyakumari
Kanniyakumari District Court Contact Number, Email id 04652 – 233119, kkm.pdc-tn@indiancourts.nic.in
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 04652 279090, collrkkm@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number, Email id 04652 245158, kanyakumari.jdhs@gmail.com
District Chief Education Office Telephone Number, Email id 04652 227275, ceokkm@nic.in
District Employment Office Number 04652 222191
District Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 04652 278725, drotnkkm@nic.in
District Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 04652 227760 / drokanyakumari@tnreginet.net
District Taluk List 6 Taluks - Nagercoil (Agasteeswaram, Thovalai), Padmanabhapuram (Kalkulam, Vilavancode, Thiruvattar, Killiyoor)
Head Post Office Phone Number 04652 232066
Kanniyakumari Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Kanyakumari Emergency Numbers

Kanyakumari Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Kanyakumari Beach
Watch the sun rise and set from the breathtakingly beautiful beach. On a full moon day, you can see the moon and the sun at the same time here. The sea is not suitable for swimming with very rough waves and rocks.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam)
Gandhi Memorial is built with very beautiful architectural techniques in Kanyakumari. It is in the coastal area. When Gandhi's ashes were brought for cremation in Kanyakumari (1948), the Gandhi Memorial was erected on the pedestal where the urn was kept. On his birthday, October 2, at 12 noon, the sun shines around the plinth and this is a remarkable feature.

Kumari Amman Temple
Kumari Amman is seen looking at the Kanyakumari beach. The goddess in this very beautiful temple is adorned with a diamond nose ring, it is said that its light can be seen from far away.

Kamarajar Memorial
Kamarajar Memorial (kamarajar manimandapam) is located near Gandhi Memorial in Kanyakumari. In this mandapam, which has been built with great care, there are famous photographs of Kamarajar. The hall was inaugurated on his birthday in 2000. Visitors are allowed from 7 am to 7 pm.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Vivekananda Mani Mandapam has been constructed in sea at a distance of about 210 meters from Kanyakumari beach. Boats are operated to visit this beautifully installed Memorial. One of the special features of KanyaKumari is the Mani Mandapam, which is built on the rocky area where Swami Vivekananda meditated during his lifetime.

Thiruvalluvar Statue
Another rock patch near the Vivekananda Mani Mandapam houses is an idol of Aiyan Thiruvalluvar. The Valluvar statue stands 97 feet tall on a 36 feet tall statue. It is noted that it is set to show the 133 adhikarams of Thirukkural. There is a powerboat facility to reach Thiruvalluvar Statue.

View Tower and Telescope
To enjoy the beauty of Kanyakumari, you can enjoy everything through the telescope from the tower erected here. You can visit the tower from 3 AM to 7 PM. There is an entry fee to enter and use this View Tower and Telescope.

Government Museum Kanyakumari
The Government Museum on the Coastal Road displays sculptures and artefacts that exemplify the sophistication and beauty of Tamil Nadu sculpture. It is near to the Tamil Nadu Tourism Office.

Guganathaswamy Temple Kanyakumari
Guganathaswamy Temple is located near Kanyakumari Railway Station. This temple was established by the great emperor Rajaraja Cholan. It is one of the famous places in Kanyakumari, which excels with intricate carvings.

Baywatch Theme Park Kanyakumari
This private amusement park is located on the road to Kovalam, a short distance from Kanyakumari Nagar Bus Stand. Like Black Thunder in Metuppalayam, MGM and VGP in Chennai, the park is full of fun games for all age people. You can enter from 10 am to 7.30 am and there is a fee.

Mathoor Thottipalam
Thottipalam is built at Mathur, about 3 kilometers from Thiruvattaru, the tank fort is one kilometer long, feet 115 high and have 28 huge pillars. Built in 1966, it boasts of being the tallest bridge in Asia. Water passes through the bridge from one part of the hill to another. There is a facility to climb over the bridge and enjoy swimming. There is also a very beautiful park here. This is one of the must visit places for Kanyakumari visitors.

Other Tourist Places in Kanyakumari District

  • Chitaral (Jain Monument)
  • Government Fruit Jam
  • Keralapuram
  • Mathur Hanging Bridge
  • Maruthuva Malai
  • Murugan Kundram
  • Muttam
  • Sri Bhagavathi Amman Temple, Mandaikadu
  • Pechiparai Dam
  • Padmanabhapuram palace
  • Peer Mohammed Dargha
  • Shothavilai Beach
  • Sunrise and Sunset
  • Thekkurichi Beach
  • Thengapattinam Beach
  • Thirparappu Water Falls
  • Thiruvattar
  • Vallimalai Temple
  • Wandering Monk Exhibition
  • Udayagiri Fort
  • Wax Museum
  • Keeriparai
  • Vivekanandapuram

Nagercoil is the 12th largest city of Tamilnadu and headquarters of Kanyakumari District, 19kms from Kanyakumari.

  • Nagaraja Temple
  • Krishnancoil
  • St. Francis Xavier’s Church
  • Mukkadal
  • Boothapandi
  • Saikuthambi Pavalar
  • Vattakottai Fort
  • Ulakkai Aruvi

Kanyakumari District Political Map Updated