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About Kanyakumari


The name of this place has been christened after the virgin goddess – Kanyakumari Amman. Mythological stories depict that Goddess parvati under the disguise of Devi Kanniya did a penance in one of the rocks in this area to reach the hand of Lord Shiva. This place is also a popular pilgrimage.  The nature of the sand in the beaches of Kanyakumari is unique as it is multicolored.
Lakhs of tourist, round the year are lured by the serene beauty of this place and the spectacles of sunrise and sunset.
Amidst the sea there are two rocks known as ‘twin rocks’ both contributing to the rich Indian heritage with the monuments of swamy Vivekananda and Saint Thiruvalluvar.
Kanyakumari and its surroundings are believed to be part of the land which was created by Parasurama, incarnation of Lord Vishnu.  Folktales and mythological stories speak volumes about Kanyamymari.

Eating Out  

Kanyakumari's gastronomy mainly includes South Indian food. Mostly being vegetarian items, the menu comprises of Dosa, Idli, Sambar, Coconut Rice, Meen Kolambu, Valakkai Porial, Semiya Payaasam etc. Their traditional style of serving food on banana leaf is the main attraction of the different restaurants in Kanyakumari. The place has even got some Punjabi and Rajastani food places. Western food style is not much prevalent in Kanyakumari, though.
Tapioca, Rice, Meat, Fish, Coconuts, Curries, Vegetarian Meals, South Indian Dishes - Dosa, Idli, Sambar, Meen Kolambu, Valakkai Porial, Semiya Payaasam and Serving Food on Banana Leaf.


Kanyakumari is not a place for shopaholics; however there are several shopping destinations where one can buy some mementos for their loved ones. One can also go for handicraft stuff made by the residents. These beautiful products are made of cane, bamboo and wood and one can buy it either to decorate their house or to gift their friends or relatives. Little junk jewelry made of various types of sea shells and multi colored sea sands are also nice things to include in the shopping list. Some of the renowned shops in the city are- Indco products, Tamil Nadu Co-optex sales emporium and Tamil Nadu crafts and Poompuhar where one can buy a variety of textiles and handicraft stuff. The items sold on the roads are reasonably priced.


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