Unni Mohanadas Uncategorized 0

Kanyakumari – the confluence of three oceans and home to a 3000 years old temple

Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s southern tip. Jutting into the Laccadive Sea, the town was known as Cape Comorin during British rule and is popular for watching sunrise and sunset over the ocean. It’s also a noted pilgrimage site

History of Kanyakumari for tourists and tour operators

  1. Mythological place where  Lord Hanumandropped a piece of earth as he was carrying a mountain with his life-saving herb, Mrita Sanjivani, from the Himalayas to Lanka
  2.  Through St. Thomas, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, Christianity arrived in this area in AD 52
  3.  In 1656, the Dutch East India company conquered Portuguese Ceylon from the Portuguese, and Kanyakumari came under their reign. The name eventually corrupted to “Comorin” 
  4. it also landed up in the hands of the Venad rulers, in the year 1741. The Maharaja, Marthanda Varma, defeated the East India Company after fighting a battle here
  5. After the formation of Indian state Kerala from the earstwhile Venad, Kanyakumari became part of Indian state Tamil Nadu
  6. In 1952 Gandhiji’s shes were brought to Kanyakumari

Activities for tourists

  1. Meditate at Vivekananda roack
  2. Watch Sunrise and sunset
  3. Visit Gandhi Memorial
  4. Take a photo of Thiruvalluvar statue
  5. Buy handicarafts made of sea shells

How to reach there


Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram airport 70 kms away. It is connected to major cities of India and International cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Singapore.


Kanyakumari railway station has trains going to major cities in India like Mumbai, Howrah, Mangalore, Bangalore , Chennai, and Puducherry


Indian states Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are well connected to Kanyakumari through National High way network

Nearby tourist destinations

  1. Padbhanabhapuram ( 32kms away)
  2. Thiruvananthapuram ( 70 kms away)
  3. Colachel ( 38 kms away)
  4. Suchindram ( 14 kms away)
  5. Thriparapu ( 60 kms away)

Some hotels in Kanyakumari for tourist and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hotel The Gopinivas Grand http://www.thegopinivasgrand.com

Hotel Singaar International http://www.singaar.in

Hotel Sea View http://hotelseaview.in/

Hotel Temple Citi http://www.hoteltempleciti.com

Hotel Sangam http://hotelsangam.net.in/

Hotel Sun World http://www.hotelsunworld.com


#CRMfortouroperators#leadmanagerfortouroperators#Softwarefortouroperators#Tourbeetle #Kanyakumari

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *