10 Interesting Facts About Kanyakumari


Facts About Kanyakumari

  1. Kanyakumari is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
  2. Kanyakumari is referred to as ‘the Land’s End’.
  3. Gandhi Memorial Mandapam is one of the most visited monuments in Kanyakumari and is the spot where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were kept before immersion.
  4. Kanyakumari is predicted by Tamilians as the place where the first man and Tamil language originated.
  5. Kanyakumari is located at 8.08°N 77.57°E.
  6. Kanyakumari has an average elevation of 30 metres.
  7. Bhagavathy Amman Temple is a 3000-year-old temple dedicated to Goddess Kumari Amman located at Kanyakumari.
  8. In 1656, the Dutch East India Company conquered Portuguese Ceylon from the Portuguese, and the name eventually corrupted to “Comorin” and was called Cape Comorin during British rule in India. The city was later renamed Kanyakumari by the Government of India and the Government of Madras.
  9. Kanyakumari has been a city since the Sangam period and has been referred to in old Tamil literature and in the accounts of Marco Polo and Ptolemy.
  10. The rock Vivekananda is located in the Kanyakumari that is considered a wonder in India.
Facts About Kanyakumari, India
Interesting Facts About Kanyakumari