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Kanniyakumari City Guide

Shore TempleAt the southern most tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet, liles Kanniyakumari, an important pilgrim centre. Kanniyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon days, The beach itself is a beautiful sight with lmuklti-colouted sand. There is a lightoused form where one can get a panoramic view. The Government museum offers a good collection of sculptural art crafts of Tamil Nadu.

Fairs & Festivals :

Chithra Pournami Festival-April /May.
Navarathri-Septemlber/October.
Annual Holy Festival of R.C.Church- Second week of December.
Skanda Shasti- Tiruchendur, Cape festival- Kanniyakumari
Katta Bomman Festival- Panchalamkurichi, Saral Festival- Courtallam.

General Info. :

Kanniyakumari Area : 25.89 sq.kms
Population : 17,206(1991census)
Altitude : Sea level
Temperature : summer: Max.34.8C Min.22.4C Winter: Max..33.8C Min.21.6C
Rainfall : Average 102cms.
Clotjhilng : Tropical Season : Throughout the year
Languages spoken : Tamil, Malayalaml and Enlish
STD Code NO. 04652

ACCESS
Air: The nearest Airport is at Thiruavananthapuram (87kms).
Rail: Kanniyakumari is well connected with all important cities.
Road: Kanniyakkumari is well connected bny road.

LOCAL TRANSPORT Town bus service, Tourist taxi and auto rickshaws are available.

RESTAURANT Hotel Tamil Nadu and Restaurant at Vivekanandapuram.

SHOPPING Poompuhar Handicrafts Emporium.

PLACES OF WORSHIP
Temple: Kumari Amman Temple, Suchilndrum Temple, Guganathasmy (Siva)Temple and Kumarakoil.
Church St. Mary's Church.
Mosque: Jamiah Masjid.




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