"Gentle, Green Nagercoil" Nagercoil by bungi333

Nagercoil Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 26 photos

Nagercoil, a town in the southern most district of Tamil Nadu and close to the border of Kerala, is a gentle and friendly place, and beautiful too.

If you are from Tamil Nadu you initially think you are hearing Malayalam (the language spoke in Kerala), but lo and behold! You understand what is being said. You have encountered the local Tamil dialect which has Malayalam's lilting tunes.

Their food, again, has a blend of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in it. Being in the coastal region, sea food is part of their staple diet. In my opinion, they have managed to extract the best of both cuisines. Food is a big part of their hospitality. And my, what tasty food!

The other thing that strikes you is the landscape. Unlike many other parts of Tamil Nadu there is a lot of green here, and water bodies too. And then you also find Part of the Western Ghats standing on this land. Altogether, the town is beautiful and wears the look of a large village.

At one point, a part of Travencore State, it was merged with Tamil Nadu during state reorganization in 1956. For all its proximity to Kerala, and the blend of two cultures in this melting pot, the Tamil people here are fiercely Tamil.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful landscape, some touristy things to do around here, some off the beaten track things too, lovely people
  • Cons:It's not a vacation spot really. It is more a visit for a couple of days kind of place.
  • Last visit to Nagercoil: Oct 2011
  • Intro Updated Feb 16, 2012
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    One of my best friends in Sydney is from Malaysia but her family were initially Tamils from India. will have to ask her which part of India they were from

  • Aunt_Bertha's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Looks like a beautiful place, I enjoyed reading your tips.

  • greekcypriot's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Pls put photos and write something in those tips above.The guide is incomplete since September.

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