Udayagiri Fort Kanyakumari: Udayagiri Fort Kanyakumari | Vattakottai Fort | Thirunandhikarai Cave Temple Udayagiri Fort Kanyakumari was built in 17th century, then it was rebuilt in 18 century by Marthanda Varma Maharaja of Travancore. Still we can see the old foundry inside the fort, which used for casting iron guns and parts. The total area of Udayagiri Fort is about 90 acres. Udayagiri Fort Kanyakumari is one of the important historical…
History of Kanniyakumari:
Kanyakumari is one of the most beautiful places in Asia region. Kanniyakumari is also called as Cape Comorin, Kumari munai, Kanniyakumarii. Kanyakumari is a small town in Kanyakumari district, located in south India and state of Tamil Nadu. Capital of Kanniyakumari district is Nagercoil, 20 KM away from Kumari Munai. Kanyakumari lies at southernmost tip of India, surrounded with Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. These 3 Oceans are confluence at Kumari Munai, this is the unique beauty of Kanniyakumari. As per 2011 census data from government, in total 1.87 million people live in Kanniyakumari district.
Kanniyakumari district is surrounded by Kerala state on the west, Tirunelveli District on the north. Southeast and Southwest of Kanniyakumari District is covered by Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. Kanniyakumari District consists of two major parts known as Nanjil Nadu and Idai Nadu. In early 10th century, Nanjil Nadu was ruled by Pandiya Mannar (Pandiya) after that it came under Chera Mannar (Cheras).
World Unique Features at Kanniyakumari:
1) Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea are meeting at Kumari Munai.
2) Everyone can see both sun rising and sun setting at Kumari Munai.
3) One can witness Sunset and Moon-rise simultaneously in Kumari on full moon day.
Education in Kanyakumari District:
Among all the districts in Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari ranks first in literacy. All kind of education is available here, Kanniyakumari district literacy rate is 87%. Kumari District has more number of Educational institutions for Metric School, International school, Diploma, Art and Science colleges, Engineering colleges, Nurse colleges, Medical colleges, B.Ed (Teacher Training) Colleges,…
Best Time to Visit Kanyakumari: The best to visit and enjoy Kanniyakumari is winter season, September to March. During this time the weather will be pleasant and there is no humidity.
Kanyakumari District is also famous for its greenery everywhere, Coconut trees, Banana Plantation, Mango Trees, Cashew Trees, Palm Trees, Paddy fields, Hills and Forests, Rubber plantation, Black Pepper and Cardamom estates, Waterfalls and Beaches. Kanyakumari district is purely depends on agriculture oriented and Fishing business. There are few industries, Indian Rare Earths Ltd. (IREL) located in Manavalakurichi, Kanya Spinning Mills located in Aralvaimozhi, Nagammal Mills at Nagercoil, few Coir industries at Ammandivilai and Konam, few private Fishing Net industries and Cashew Nut processing industries around Nagercoil. After Agriculture, fishing is the major business in Kanyakumari district.
Shopping in Kanyakumari: Kanniyakumari shopping can be fun and best place to buy some famous products such as Sea-shell products, Handmade decorative products, Multi color sea-sand, Handicraft products,..to make your trip more memorable. Also you can buy Banana chips (Nenthiram Banana Chips), Thenkuzhal (sweet),…
Administration: There are 2 Revenue Divisions:
Padbanabhapuram – Headquarter is Thuckalai
Nagercoil – Headquarter is Nagercoil
There are 4 Municipalities: Nagercoil, Padbanabhapuram, Kuzhithurai and Colachel.
There are 4 Taluks: Vilavancodu, Thovalai, Agasteeswaram and Kalkulam.
Police – 100
Fire – 101
Women Helpline -1091
Ambulance – 1066/102
Child Helpline – 1098
Railway Enquiry -1361/131
Best Temples in Kanniyakumari District:
Kanniyakumari Bhagavathi Amman Temple
Mandaikadu Bhagavathi Amman Temple
Vellimalai Muruga Temple