Temples & Other interesting Places
NAGARAJA TEMPLE (25 K.M.) :
The Nagaraja temple is situated at Nagercoil . This town, named after the temple dedicated to Nagaraja, the King of Snakes (Serpent God) is the head quarters of Kanyakumari District.
The images of lord Siva and Ananatha Krishna are also enshrined here.
The Nagaraja is installed on the ground where it was origninally found and the sand is scooped out and given as ‘Prasadam’ to the devotees. The entrance of the temple is reminiscent of Chinese architecture of a Buddhist Vihar.
4.30A.M to 12.30 P.M. & 4.30 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.
Phone No. 04652- 232420
St.Xavier Church, Kottar (Nagercoil) (16 Kms) : It dates back to 15th century A.D. dedicated to St.Francis Xavier, A 10 day festival from November 24th to December 3rd is held every year.
Other interesting Places
Pechipparai Dam (45 kms) : Like all other dam sites this one too is a popular picnic spot where facilities for boating have also been provided.
Udayagiri Fort (15 kms) : The fort was built in the 18th century by King Marthanda Varma. The grave of the Dutch General De Lennoy, one of the most trusted generals of the king, lies within the fort.
Padamanabhapuram (14 kms): The capital of Travancore until 1333, Padmanabhapuram is known for its fort which encloses, among other buildings, a palace and a temple. The palace has some important art relics while the Ramaswamy temple has exquisitely carved panels depicting scenes from the Ramayana.
Thirparappu Water Falls(48 kms.) :A picturesque spot with an ancient Mahadevar Temple.
Thiruvattar(40 kms.) :The temple here is one of the finest specimens of temple art and architecture. The paintings on the walls of the temple are worth seeing.