Suchindram is well known for Thanumalayan temple located at 11kms from Kanyakumari.
Thanumalayan temple is popularly known as Suchindram temple.
Thanumalayan temple is devoted to Trimurti ie.Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma in the form of a Lingam.
The top, middle and base of the lingam represents the Trimurti’s.
There are also shrines for Vinayaga, Vinayaki (female form of vinayaka), Kandan, and Krishna.
The special idols here are gigantic Hanuman, tallest Nandi and scenes of Geethaopathesam from Mahabaratham.
Hanuman statue is of 22feet high, is carved out of a single block of granite stone and stands out to be one of the tallest in India.
The Nandi statue is of 13feet tall, also known as Makkalai, is made of lime and mortar and stands to be one of the biggest Nandi statues in the country.
The temple is known for its architecture and the inscriptions here are of 9th century.
The Gopuram is of 130ft high and there are 7 musical pillars of about 18feet high, all made up of single rock. The music pillars give sounds of various musical instruments when struck on it.
Legends say that Lord Indra was relieved from his curse at the place of the main lingam in this temple.
This is the place from where Lord Shiva came to marry Devi Kanya Kumari.
Two major festivals celebrated here are Marghazi and Chittirai .Marghazi in the month of December – January and Chittirai in the month of April – May.
The temple is open from 03:00AM to 01.00PM and 04.00PM to 08.00PM.
There are regular buses from Trivandrum, Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli to reach Suchindram.
Nearest railway station is Nagercoil which is 7kms away from Suchindram.
Area 25.89sq km 2 Rainfall 687.5 mm Climate
Winter 210C,Summer 320C
Clothing cotton Language Tamil,Malayalam & English stdcode 04652 How to reach
Nearest Airport is Trivandrum International Airport which is at a distance of 87 km from Kanyakumari.
The Kanyakumari Junction is just one km away from the central bus stand. The major railway station near Kanyakumari is Trivandrum Central, which is connected to all parts of India by rail.
Lots of public and private bus services are available from Kanyakumari. Kerala and Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation buses connect Kanyakumari with many cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Kanyakumari is a town located in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India. Kanniyakumari is also known as Cape Comorin.It lies at the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula and also it is the southernmost land area of India.
It is the end point for Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats and is bounded by Tirunelveli district on the north and east while by Kerala on the west and northwest.
It is also said that, there existed a continent known as Kumari kandam to the south of kanyakumari which is also compared with Lemuria.
The nearby cities are Nagercoil, the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari district (22km) and Thiruvananthapuram (85km).
The town got its name as Kanyakumari from the Kumari Amman temple or KanyaKumari temple that is situated on the sea shore. This is the meeting point of three water bodies, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.
Kanniyakumari is one of the most attracted tourist spots in India. Kanyakumari is manly known for the sunrise and sunset and mainly the meeting of three water bodies makes the sunrise and sunset even more special. Especially on full moon evenings we can find the moon rise and sunset at the same time on either side of the horizon.
The natives here are involved in fishing, and many are employed in shell-craft while tourism is the main activity of this town.
This town being the most attracted tourist spots, it has good hotels and resorts for accommodation.
Some well-known hotels in kanyakumari - Singaar international Hotel, Tri Sea Hotel, Tamil Nadu Hotel, Gopi Nivas Hotel, Park Hotel, Sivas Residency Hotel, Sankar’s Guest House, Green palace, Cape Residency Hotel, Sangam group of hotels etc…
There are bus services to this place from various parts of Tamil Nadu.
Kanyakumari town and Nagercoil are directly connected by rails with almost all metropolitan cities in India.
The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram which is 85kms away from kanyakumari and 65kms from Nagercoil.
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