Kanyakumari the southern most land tip of India is one of the famous tourist destinations in kerala. It is also spelt as Kanniyakumari. Kanyakumari district is bounded by Tirunelveli district In the North and North east and by Kerala in the North west. Kanykumari got this name after the goddess Kanyakumari Amman who is the famous deity of this area.
History of Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari was once known as “The Granary of Travancore” which lies at the Southwestern part of Indian Peninsula. It was under Travancore for a long period and later merged with Tamilnadu in the year 1956 under the State Linguistic Re-organization Act.
According to the Hindu story, Kanya Devi (avatar of goddess Parvati) was fixed to marry Lord Shiva, but as it failed. The rice and other grains which was meant for the wedding feast remained in the same position(never cooked, nor used). As days passed, the uncooked grains turned into stones. Many believes that the small stones which looks like rice on the shore are the grains of the wedding that was never used.
Kanyakumari (Kanya Devi) is virgin goddess who blesses pilgrims and tourist who reaches here. Another Hindu legend, Lord Hanuman while carrying a mountain with his life saving herb dropped a piece of earth . The herb Mrita Sanjivani from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka during the war between Lord Rama and Ravana. This piece of earth is called Medicine Hill. The meaning is: Hills for medicines. This is said to be the reason for the unlimited of various medicinal plants in the area. The hills is located near Kottaram about 7kms away from Kanyakumari town on the Kanyakumari Nagercoil highway.
Attractions at Kanyakumari
KanyaKumar has been one of the most famous tourist destinations in kerala. There are many tourist destinations in kerala which are liked by many people all over the world. The Gandhi Mandapam formed in the early part of 1970’s. Tourism has been an popular activity in the Town. It is one of the small town in South India where different languages of India are spoken. The tourists to Kanyakumari are unlimited due to its charming beauty.
Kanyakumari is a place with several beautiful natural landscapes, historic and religious places etc. One should definitely visit here to enjoy it as it famous destination in south India. Millions of visitors visit this tourist place every year in the monsoon season.
Though there are several places of tourist interest in the town and district, Kanyakumari is especially popular in India for its superb and unique sunrise and sunset.
Travel tips to kanyakumari kerala
There are different ways of travel to kanyakumari kerala. You can hire a cab in kerala to visit the tourist destination.
Kanyakumari also has railway service from all major cities in India. Nearest airport is Trivandrum which is about 90kms away from Kanyakumari town and about 70kms away from Nagercoil
Kanyakumari is directly connected by railways with almost to all cities in India.
Nearest airport is Trivandrum about 90kms away from Kanyakumari town and about 70kms away from Nagercoil.