"The place of Nagaraja Temple" Nagercoil by Rupanworld

Nagercoil Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 26 photos

Nagercoil is a small town very near to Kanyakumari. Until 1956, it was a part of Kerala, but now it is in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for Nagaraja Temple and it derieves its name from this Temple. The temple is very famous and it draws devotees from every part of the state. The main God (presiding deity) of the temple is Nagaraja (Serpent God). However, the images of Lord Siva and Vishnu are also present in the temple.

The town is in between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats and is therefore full of beautiful scenic landscape. During my visit to the town, I remember having passed across spice markets, another beautiful scene. Nagercoil is 65 km from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and only 19 kilometers from Kanyakumari.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A small town, very beautifully south Indian
  • Cons:Huge traffic
  • In a nutshell:Worthy of a visit
  • Last visit to Nagercoil: Oct 2003
  • Intro Written Sep 16, 2007
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  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2008 at 11:57 PM

    Small unknown destinations in India , really open up ones eyes.South Cannara features TOP of the list of the favourite places I have visited.Hard to beat..London-Paris-sydney included.

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