Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin is one of the better places to go in India scattered with its many and interesting tourist attractions. Hence, it is somewhat a good illustration of culture ready to be explored by tourists. It has an ancient rich history which makes Kanyakumari a mixed culture and profound heritage place.
The city of Kanyakumari is a hub of civilization for centuries and famed as city of culture, history, arts, economy. In Kanyakumari, tourists can find multicultural people with different cultures and traditions. For instances Islam, Christianity, or Hinduism easily enlightens mixed heritage of the city.
The southern coast of Kanyakumari represents all the beautiful things that India has to offer the world. At this side, one can find many temples, churches, religious pillars and statues that will keep the head spinning.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Gandhi Mandapam are the magnificent locations of this city.
It is a very spiritual town that is based on various mythological myths. It was the great hub of trade and commerce under the rule of the Cholas, the Cheras, the Pandayas and the Nayaks. During the Travancore time period, the city saw a potential to raise exclusively, both, socially and economically. The people of Christianity came to Kanyakumari during 52 AD, with St. Thomas, who was famed as twelve Apostles of Christ.
The reason behind the defeat of the Dutch is the battle that was held between between the Dutch East India Company and Maharaja Marthanda Varma. After dropping the rule of Pandya kings, Kanyakumari came under the rule of the British and remained so till India’s independence in 1947.
Travel within city
If we talk about its transportation, so travelling around Kanyakumari is relatively easy. One will find many modes of travel available, and buses, auto rickshaws and hired vehicles are the most preferred ones.
Buses in kanyakumari tend to be very crowded normally but the cheaper mode of travel ranging around Rs 4 to 10, depending on the distance involved. However, Buses in this city are the preferred local mode of transport.
Another mode of transport in this city is auto rickshaws that would be the most preferred source to reach at many destinations. The best thing about it is that there are no separate night fares of travelling.
Opting for the rented motorbikes can be a very effective way to get around the region.