Nagaraja Temple :

(which gives Nagercoil its name) and the Thanumalayan Temple, at Suchindrum, about 6 km from the heart of the town, are famous Hindu shrines for pilgrims from all over South India. The Nagaraja Temple has Nagaraja, the King of Snakes, as its principal deity, to whom milk is offered by the devout. The Suchindram Temple is unique amongst Hindu temples in that it unites the worship of the Trinity of Hinduism - Shiva (Sthanu), Vishnu (Perumal or Mal) and Brahma (Aiyan) - in the presiding deity, Thanumalayan. The tradition of the temple is that the King of the Devas, Indra, worships at the temple each night. 04652-241421.

Krishnancoil :

situated on the way to Trivandrum at NH-47 is named after the temple where the presiding deity is Lord Kishna in his childhood avatar. This temple is just 1.5 km from the heart of Nagercoil town.

St. Francis Xavier’s Church :

It is 2 KM from Kanyakumari on the Nagercoil road. Variety of fruits, hundreds of plants, different species of trees etc., can be seen. Visiting Hours: 09:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and 01:00 P.M. to 03:00 P.M. Holiday: Saturday, Sunday and all Govt. Holidays.

Mukkadal :

Fresh water supply to the town is from the Mukkadal Reservoir, about 8 km from the town - itself a very scenic place, with a small bushy island in the middle of the reservoir. The reservoir is surrounded by hills of the Western Ghats.

Boothapandi :

Some picture - postcard - perfect sceneries in Kanyakumari District is Boothapandi, 10 km from Nagercoil. This place shows an extended range of the Western Ghats with lush green fields all around. A peculiar feature about this place is that are some small, dilapidating, ancient Hindu Temples and structures dotting the green fields.

Saikuthambi Pavalar :

born on 31-07-1874. He was having good knowledge of tamil grammar and literature. He took part in the Independence struggle. He died on 13-12-1950. As a mark of respect his memorial was opened on 26-09-1987. His memorial is located in Idlakkudi Kottar Post, Nagercoil.

Vattakottai Fort :

It is a seaside fort near Kanyakumari. Built in the 18th century as a coastal defence-fortification and barracks in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom. Fort commands a picturesque view of both the sea on the one side, and the hills (Western Ghats) on the other. 7 km from Kanyakumari town.

Ulakkai Aruvi :

Ulakkai Aruvi is a natural waterfall situated in Azhagiapandipuram village of Thovalai Taluk. Water is available in this water fall in the summer season. Many tourists come here for bathing and to enjoy the nature. The pathway to this waterfall lies in the Reserve Forest.

"Podhuvudamai Veerar" Jeevanandam


jeevanandam"Podhuvudamai Veerar" Jeevanandam  Native of Bootha Pandi, K.K. District, Jeeva was a sincere, serious and hard working leader. His parents were Pattan Pillai and Umayammai. He was born in 21-08-1907. His original name was Sorimuthu. Later he changed his name as Jeevanandam. In his early days he was attracted by Gandhjian principles. So in 1927 he started an ashramam in his name. He had close association with Periyar. He liked Periyar’s revolutionary approach. But when Periyar supported the British he left Periyear, and worked for congress party. He was interested in Bharathi’s songs. He sacrificed his life for the oppressed, under privileged and ordinary labourers. After independence he left congress party and joined communist party. When he followed Gandhiji he was a real Gandhian disciple; when he followed Periyar he was a staunch supporter of Self Respect movement; when he accepted communism he became a unique leader and revolutionist. His life was full of simplicity and sacrifice. He died on 18-01-1963.

Jeevanandam Mani Mandapam: As a mark of respect his memorial was opened on 19-04-1998 at Nagercoil. His statue, life history and his photographs are displayed here.


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