Welcome to Kanyakumari
India, the sub-continental country is known for its richness in culture and tradition. Speaking of the topography of India, the Northern side is covered by the wide range of the huge snow clad Himalayas.
The west is covered by the Arabian Sea. The East is covered by the Bay of Bengal. The southern side is very unique as both these seas mingle with the Indian Ocean. The Land that is located in the tip of the country, where the three seas get united is none other than cape comerin or Kanyakumari.
History of Popularity
From the time immemorial Kanyakumari is counted as one of the famous South Indian Pilgrim Centers. However, the importance as a tourist destination has attained by Kanyakumari is only within 20-30 years. Most of the visitors are staying here at least for one night with an aim of watching the sunset and sunrise.
The rich history and the cultural heritage of Kanyakumari is one of mixed culture and profound heritage. The city of Kanyakumari have been around for thousands of years as it has been the city of culture, history, arts, economy and the hub of civilization for centuries. In Kanyakumari, you can find instances of many religions like Islam, Christianity, or Hinduism easily. Its mixed heritage of the city has called out for many people for pilgrimage that has been going on for centuries.
Demographics of Kanyakumari
reflect the characteristic features of the entire population of the district. According to the 2001 India census report, Kanniyakumari had an approximate population of 1,676,034 and the average literacy rate of this district is 91.11% that is considered to be the highest rate in the state. Kanyakumari is said to be Tamil Nadu's third most advanced district.
In Kanyakumari there are numerous temples and churches, in front of which the people across the globe flock together in order to receive blessing from the gods and goddesses.
The people of Kanyakumari have strong faith in the Goddess Kanyakumari Amman. She is the most popular and the highly respected deity of this land. Most of the people of Kanyakumari worship the incarnation of Goddess Parvati and consider their dwelling place as a sacred pilgrim center.
The languages, which are mostly spoken by the Residents of Kanyakumari, are Tamil and Malayalam. The people staying in the urban areas have a good knowledge of English. While talking about the demographics of Kanyakumari, there festival should also be mentioned. Here, apart from religious festivals, the occasions that are mostly enjoyed include Keralite Onam festival and Tamil Pongal festival.
While taking a trip across Kanyakumari a visitor can also enjoy the dance festivals and folk arts that are highly popular in this district.More...
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