Monday, 7 November 2005

Kanyakumari - REAL FACTS...

                                                         Kanyakumari is one of the best administrative districts of Tamil Nadu State located in the southern most region of the state. The district shares common boundary with Tirunelveli District on the North and east. The South Eastern boundary is the Gulf of Mannar. On the South and the South West, the boundaries are the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. On the West and North West it is bounded by Kerala state.

The district offers undulating valleys and plains between the mountainous terrain and the sea - coast, so closely interwoven with Temples and Churches and other edifices which are of great tourist importance.

The worth visiting places in and around the district are as below :

Fountain at Kanniyakumari, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kamarajar Manimandapam, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Suchindrum, Kanyakumari Bagavathiamman Temple, Udayagiri Fort, Mathur Hanging Bridge, St. Xavier Church, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Pechiparai Dam, Peer Mohammed Durha, Tirparappu Water Falls, Maruthuva Malai, Muttom Beach, Sanguthurai Beach, Vattakottai (Circular Fort), Chothavilai Beach, Ulakkai Aruvi, Mukkadal, Bay Watch (Water Theme Amusement Park).

Facts & Figures

Date of Formation 01.11.1956
Area 1672 sq. km.
Area under Forests 50486 Hectares
Latitude 8°03'and 8°35' E
Longitude 77°15' and 77° 36'N
Population (2001) 1,676,034
Population density 990 (Per sq. km.)
Literacy Rate 90%
No. of Sub-Division 02
No. of Tehsil 04
No. of Blocks 13
Average rainfall 1456.8 mm
Temperature Max.: 35° C; Min.: 21° C
Postal Code 629---
STD Code 04651 / 2

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest airport to Kanyakumari is Thiruvnanthapuram (Kerala State), 87 km from the district head quarter town.

By Rail : There are two rail junctions close to Kanyakumari town. Kanyakumari Junction is 1 km from Central Bus Stand and Nagercoil Junction is 2 km away from Anna Bus Stand.

By Road : Kanyakumari is well connected by roads with important parts of Tamil Nadu and its neighbouring states. The bus stands located in the town include Kanyakumari – Central & Express Bus Stand, Nagercoil – Anna Bus Stand (Local Transport), Christopher Bus Stand (Other Districts).

Distance from Major Cities (in km.) :
    Chennai - 689 , Coimbatore - 469 , Cuddalore - 543 , Dindigul - 305 , Erode - 530 , Madurai - 242 Pondicherry - 568 , Salem - 464 , Trichy - 370 , Vellore - 678
       IS IT??:
                     One of the most popular tourist destinations in south India, Kanyakumari is a magnificent place for natural beauty and the scenic confluence of the 3 seas surrounding the country. The history of the place is deep rooted in mythology as there are many monuments and temples, standing as testimonies to the events that took place many centuries ago.

                             Another interesting aspect about Kanyakumari is the confluence of the 3 seas; the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. It has the unique distinction of being the only land which comes under such topography of being a meeting point for more than 2 seas.

                            Also called as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari was once ruled by the Cheras, Cholas and the Pandyas. The architectural beauty of the temples is attributed to these rulers. Another interesting aspect about Kanyakumari is its name, which it got from the Goddess Kumari Amman. It is said that the Goddess was supposed to marry Lord Shiva, but she could not marry him and vowed to remain a virgin all her life. The princess Kanya Devi being a virgin Goddess; hence the name Kanyakumari! The best time to visit is in the winters from November to February.

                             The famous tourist spots include the Vivekananda Memorial which is located at about 400 meters from the mainland in the sea and the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, where once the ashes of the great leader were held for public viewing. The Tiruvalluvar statue is the biggest in the country and is of special importance to the people of Tamil Nadu as he was a great scholar during those times. Another exciting fact about Kanyakumari is the Sunrise and Sunset. The place is well known for the picturesque view of the sun setting and rising from the Sea, which makes for a pleasant view for any nature lover.

                            There are many star hotels in and around Kanyakumari. Owing to the boom in the tourism department, many hotels have come up in this place. The hospitality offered is of the highest order. The people are very warm and friendly. Kanyakumari is always known for its peaceful atmosphere and gentle locals. The hotels present have the best of facilities that you may find anywhere. Another interesting fact about Kanyakumari is that, due to its natural beauty and the unmatched architectural mastery, it was one of the favored seats for the rulers of those times...

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