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Kanyakumari formerly known as Cape Comorin is a beautiful city in the state of Tamil Nadu with a varied topography with sea on three sides and mountains of the Western Ghats on one. Being the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula, the city is bordered by the Cardamom Hills as an extension of the Western Ghats. The city has been identified as a great centre for not just art and religion but also for trade and commerce.
Kanyakumari - Places to Visit
Kanyakumari has derived its name from the Devi Kanya Kumari Temple in the city and is first in terms of literacy rate in the state. The architectural beauty of the temples here leaves the tourists enchanted and bewitched. The city has some exquisite sites one must visit during their trip here. Some of these include the Kanyakumari Temple, Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Suchindrum, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Vattakottai Fort, Mathur Hanging Bridge, Muttom Bridge, Kanyakumari Beach, Gandhi Memorial Mandapam and Thirparappu Falls. Being surrounded by majestic hills and the plains bordered by colorful sea shores, fringed with coconut trees and paddy fields, the city offers mesmerizing views of the serene and calm nature.
accommodation in Kanyakumari by OYO
The availability of multiple budget hotels makes it easier for tourists to enjoy their journey to the south without worrying about expense getting higher. OYO Rooms, India’s Largest Branded Network of Hotels offers a wide range of budget hotels in Kanyakumari under different categories like Standard and Premium. Situated near Kanyakumari Bus Stand, OYO offers a variety of Premium and Rooms categories of hotels, convenient for travellers looking for a budget stay in Kanyakumari. Not just that, OYO also facilitates the varied range of budget hotels near Kanyakumari Temple ideal for those visiting the city for a small trip. Guests can wake-up to the mesmerizing views of the serene calm water by staying at OYO budget hotels near Kanyakumari Beach. Tourists, who wish to immerse in the serenity and beauty of nature, can stay conveniently in budget hotels near Thirparappu Falls. The OYO Rooms offers a homely environment with a touch of the rich Tamil Nadu style hospitality and décor, situated near Vivekananda Memorial Park giving an excellent round the clock services to its visitors. Also, there are OYO hotels which aim at providing the guests with serene and astonishing views of the lush green coconut trees without exceeding the budget. For International travellers, OYO offers a luxurious stay with modern amenities at the Premium hotels. Tourists visiting the city for work can stay conveniently at hotels around the Kanyakumari Railway Station. With the availability of multiple budget hotels in Kanyakumari, travel and tourism industry have flourished and hence made it easier for travellers to extend their stay without worrying about their budget.
Events in Kanyakumari
Cape Festival: October
Kanyakumari, also known as ‘Cape Comorin” is popular for it natural exquisiteness and is the only place where you can see the sun set and the moon-rise simultaneously on a full moon day, making it a tourist hotspot. Every year, it celebrates the Cape Festival on a grand scale. Large number of tourists flock to the city to witness the confluence of Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea and take dip in the water for fortune and prosperity. A number of cultural programs are held over a course of three days with spectacular performances by talented musicians and dancers. The visitors throng the popular Vivekananda memorial, set amidst the sea for mental emancipation and peace of mind. The Cape Festival is definitely a celebration you don’t want to miss. So book your OYO at Kanyakumari to witness the miracles of nature.