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Kanya Kumari

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Kanyakumari is a town in Kanyakumari district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The name comes from the Devi Kanya Kumari Temple in the region, in Tamil it is pronounced as 'Kan-niya-kumari'.
It is the southernmost tip of peninsular India, and is surrounded on three sides by the Laccadive Sea. Kanyakumari town is the southern tip of the Cardamom Hills, an extension of the Western Ghats range. Nearest city is Thiruvanathapuram (85km) and the nearest town is Nagercoil. It is located at the southern tip and southernmost point of the Indian Subcontinent. Kanyakumari is especially popular in India for its spectacular and unique sunrise and sunset.

How to Reach Kanya Kumari?


By Plane
  • Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) airport in the neighbouring state Kerala is the nearest international airport and is served by Air-India. From Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) it takes about three hours by bus, train, or taxi. Taxi fares are very reasonable, at about Rs 9-10 per km, and should be around Rs 1,000, for a trip to Kanyakumari from the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
  • If you cannot reach Thiruvananthapuram directly from your city, you can try getting to Chennai(Madras) the state capital and take either train or bus to get to Kanyakumari. Note that travelling to Kanyakumari is a bit tiresome via road, due to long travel times which is about 14-15 hours. A domestic (within India) flight travel to Thiruvananthapuram is also a viable option, but the ticket prices are slightly higher, ranging from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 5000. In India, the earlier you book/plan your travel, the more you save on tickets.
  • Alternatively reach Kochi, Kozhikode (Calicut), Bangalore, Bombay, New Delhi, Kolkata and then by train or flight to Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum).
By Train
Very well connected and serviced by rail to all major cities in India like Chennai, Trivandrum , Kochi, Bangalore, Bombay, New Delhi, Kolkata, Coimbatore etc. And from here starts longest train route in India, Kanyakumari to Dibrugarh.

By Bus
Buses are frequently available from Thiruvananthapuram,the closest major transport hub. Long distance buses are available from Chennai (Madras), Coimbatore, Madurai, Bangalore etc.
 



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