|At the southern most tip of India, where the
Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet, lies Kanniyakumari, an important
pilgrim center. Kanniyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets,
especially on full moon days. The beach itself is a beautiful sight with multi-colored
sand. There is a lighthouse from where one can get a panoramic view. The Government museum
offers a good collection of sculptural art crafts of Tamil Nadu.
AREA : 25.89
ALTITUDE: Sea level
Max 34.8 C Min 22.4 C, Winter Max 33.8 C Min 21.6 C
Throughout the year STD CODE: 04652
Shopping: Souvenirs and
handicraft articles made from sea shells and palm leaf are the main things to buy at
Kanniyakumari. You can also buy trinkets and packets of colored sea sand for children at
Poompuhar Handicrafts Emporium.
Communication and Currency
Exchange: Post, Telegraph, STD, ISD, Telex, Fax, etc available. Banks: State Bank
of India. Tel: 71231, Canara Bank, Tel: 71249, State Bank of Travancore, Tel: 71253.
For further information
Contact: Govt of Tamilnadu Tourist Office, Beach Road, Kanniyakumari. Tel: 71276.
Information Centre (Vivekananda Rock Memorial) Beach Road,. Tel: 71250.