Kanyakumari is the southern edge of the Indian mainland, located in South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s a land of history and many epic tales. Nagercoil is the administrative capital, situated at a distance of 20 Km from Kanyakumari. Formerly known as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari was part of Travancore reign during British rule of India. It’s a landscape of epic temples, historic forts, tranquil monuments and picturesque mountains. Ancient culture and artistic skills are reflected in the sculptures and complex architecture of the temples, forts and monuments. Rich history and spiritual nature of this town attracts floods of tourist every year.
Kanyakumari derives its name from goddess Kanyadevi or Kumariammanis incarnation of Parvati as per the myths of Hinduism.It is the land where Parvati in the avatar of Kanyadevi underwent penance to marry Lord Shiva. Kumariamman temple erected on the seashore to denote the virgin avatar of parvati. Convergence of mighty Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal adds charismatic appeal to this sacred cape. Viewing spectacle aurora of sunrise and sunset on the horizon is the most enthralling experience in our lifetime. Standing on the seashore beneath Orange wrapped sky at dawn and twilight is a unique feature of this landscape.
Most prominent attraction of Kumari is the two separate islets formed of hard rocks that holds mega structures of Swami Vivekananda rock memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue, located adjacent to each other. Western territory of Kanyakumari district is sprawled with natural marvel of Western Ghats. Lush green landscape of natural and man-made reservoirs,