It is otherwise called Cape Comorin, Kumari and Kumari Munai. Kanyakumari is 705 kms from State Capital, Chennai. This is a 'rocky mainland' on the Indian sea in the state of Tamil Nadu and situated at the Southern Most edge of the Indian Subcontinent. Many call it KOODAL meaning it is arranged at the Confluence of three seas Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is well known on the grounds that it is the main places on earth, where you can see the Sun Rise and Sun Set from the sea. It is the main place in India where one can appreciate the interesting scene of Sunset and moonrise all the while on full moon days. It is considerably more uncommon and fantastic on Chitra Paurnami when one can see both the sun and the moon confronting each other on a similar skyline, an uncommon sight of one of a kind magnificence, which appears to occur by earlier course of action.


This pioneer focus gets its name from the Virgin goddess Kanyakumari, to whom the sanctuary is committed. As indicated by a legend, goddess Parashakti, in one of her incarnations as Devi Kanya did compensation here to secure Shiva's deliver marriage. As she couldn't accomplish her desire, she promised to remain a virgin ever after.
As per the legend, some time ago, the Asuras got amazingness over the Devas, prompting Adharma, numbness and bad form. Banasura, the lord of evil spirits, was playing ruin, heading out Devas from paradise and dispensing savage disciplines to holy people and rishis. Unfit to stand the distress, Mother Earth looked for the assistance of Lord Vishnu, the Protector of the Universe. The Lord prompted that the Devas ought to appease Parashakti, who alone was equipped for decimating Banasura. As needs be, the Devas performed Yagna to satisfy the Goddess, who showed up before them and guaranteed to destroy the detestable powers headed by Banasura. She came to Kanyakumari as Virgin young lady and started her repentance.

How to Reach

By Road

There are consistent transport administrations from urban communities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kanyakumari is associated with different urban communities like Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai, Bengaluru and Chennai. Cabs and auto-rickshaws are likewise accessible to achieve Kanyakumari shape the transport stand.

By Train

Kanyakumari Railway Station goes under Southern Railway Zone of the Indian Railways. Many trains go through this station, interfacing it to different parts of the nation. Coordinate trains are accessible from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Kashmir and Assam, to Kanyakumari.

By Air

Kanyakumari does not have its very own airplane terminal. The nearest air terminal is the one in the city of Trivandrum, in Kerala. From here, guests can board a transport to achieve Kanyakumari. The Trivandrum International Airport is very much associated with all the real urban communities in the nation like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Cochin and Chennai.

Distance From Near By Cities

  • Madurai: 244km
  • Bangalore: 663km
  • Chennai: 701km
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