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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari

Weather

Kanyakumari experiences a moderate weather conditions throughout the year. During summers (March to May), the weather is warm with the average temperature ranging between 20°C to 35°C. Sea breeze blowing during summers is a pleasant relief from the heat. Monsoon season here lasts from June to September, and is often accompanied by thunderstorms and medium to heavy rain showers. Winter season begins in December and lasts till February. The climate remains pleasant with varying temperatures from 17°C to 32°C. The best time to visit Kanyakumari is from October to March.

How To Reach

By Road:

Kanyakumari has a well established network of roads. Both private and public buses ply to and from Kanyakumari. The Road Transport Corporation of Tamil Nadu and Kerala connect Kanyakumari with different places of South India. Deluxe and super deluxe bus facilities are available from Kanyakumari to Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Bengaluru.


By Air:

The airport near to Kanyakumari is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, located 87 km from the city. Thiruvananthapuram is well connected to all major Indian cities and international destinations especially the Gulf countries. 



By Rail:

The Kanyakumari railway junction is just 1 km away from the central bus terminus. Thiruvananthapuram is a major railway station closest to the city. Trains heading towards Bangalore and Delhi are available from Kanyakumari.


Overview

Kanyakumari, popularly known as Cape Comorin is one the prominent tourist destination in South India. Situated at the southernmost tip of the country at the Kerala–Tamilnadu border, the city is a melting pot of different cultures. Tourists are drawn to this unique blend of diverse heritages and philosophies which is unique for Kanyakumari.

 

The rich historical background of the city occupies a place of pride for the people of the city. A hub of civilization for many centuries, Kanyakumari was the city of arts, history and economy. The policy of religious tolerance prevalent in the region is evident from the several religions which here in perfect harmony. A popular pilgrimage site, Kanyakumari is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

 

The name Cape Comorin was conferred to the city by the British who were impressed by the beauty of this coastal city. Kanyakumari offers visitors the chance to experience the diverse beauty of India through its beaches, churches, monuments, temples and statues.

 

Kanyakumari is not famed as a shopping destination. But the few shops here sell beautiful souvenirs and trinkets made from seashells. Tourists are also drawn to the decorative items composed of wood and bamboo. Kanyakumari is famous for its palm leaf paintings, local handicrafts, authentic coral and textiles.

 

The cultural variation is evident not only in art and architecture of the city but also in the local cuisine. Food here is usually spiced and seasoned. Coconut and tamarind are common kitchen ingredients. Coconut chutneys are served with every meal to enhance the flavour. A regular thali consists of steamed rice, lentils, grains and vegetables. Payasam is main dessert. Continental delicacies, inspired by the European colonizers, are also available.