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Kanyakumari is perhaps one of the most amazing Indian travel getaways. The charm of this place is such that many people locals as well as foreign nationals come here to experience the oozing charm of nature.

Earlier known as the Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari has been surrounded by some of the most majestic mountains and wonderful views of nature. This place is actually quite an amazing travel getaway where you can hope to experience a diverse range of travel possibilities from tourist spots, to joyful events and festivals. And talking about festivals, one of the most famous festivals celebrated here is the Cape Festival. 

The Cape festival lasts for a period of three days and is celebrated with great zeal among the locals. According to the beliefs, it is said that a sip of the ocean water is considered as very holy on this day. Apart from that, this festival also features a great number of cultural programs which portray a rich culture of this region.

Also Read: This festival marks the beginning of Assamese New Year

Major Attractions of Cape Festival

The Celebrations

During the Cape Festival, the shimmering lights that border all the monuments at night makes for quite an exceptional night. With the onset of this festival, the market is abuzz with several activities and performances. Apart from that, local dances are also performed at the community centres where one can enjoy while savouring some of the most incredible Tamil delicacies such as Idli, Sambhar, Vada, Uttapam and many more.  

Old Traditions

During this festival, another popular belief which is followed by people is that a bath in the ocean water brings prosperity. Apart from this, many cultural programs also take place on this festive occasion.

How to Reach

By Air. The Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport from Kanyakumari. The Trivandrum airport is well connected with Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Kochi and many other Indian cities. Apart from domestic connectivity, it is also well connected with some of the Gulf countries. After you deboard at the airport, you can easily take a cab or some other means of public transportation to reach your destination.

By Road. Kanyakumari has been well connected with other cities via road network as well. You can either choose to travel to this place by your own vehicle or also interstate buses. From Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi you will need to cover a distance of about 666 km, 105 km, 300 km respectively. 

By Train. Kanyakumari has its own railhead. It is well connected with other major cities of India like Mumbai, Bangalore. The second nearest railway station is the Trivandrum Central Railway Station. After you deboard at the Trivandrum station, you will need to cover a distance of about 100-110 km to reach this place. 

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  • 2 Days

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  • Tamil Nadu
  • Festival Date

    27 March 2020 - 28 March 2020

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