Cape Festival (Kanyakumari Festival)

Type :Culture
Months : October
Location : Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

The Cape Festival is celebrated on the grandiose scale at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. Kanyakumari also referred as "Cape Comorin" is the southern most tip of the country and is popular for its natural exquisiteness. The festival is celebrated with enthusiasm and high festive spirits. Three day long festival is celebrated in the month of October.

Large number of tourists flock to the site of the Cape Festival to witness the confluence of Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Holy dip in the ocean of trivenisangam (where the three water bodies meet) is considered auspicious and fortunate.

Many cultural programs are organized on the occasion of the three day long Cape Festival. The carnival is marked by spectacular cultural performances by the artists in the field of music and dance.

Tourists are magnetized towards the popular Vivekananda memorial which is set amidst the sea, the place is known to bestow mental emancipation and peace of mind. One of the unique features associated with the place further attracts people towards the place, as Kanyakumari is the only place in India, where one can enjoy viewing the sunset and moonrise simultaneously on a full moon day.

How to Get There

By Air

The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum) which is 80 km away. It has both the domestic and international terminals. Taxis and buses are available from Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari.

By Rail

Kanyakumari Railheadis well connected by rail services with all the major cities in India. Super-fast trains connect Kanyakumari with the northern rail junctions and intercity trains are running from almost all the southern cities.

By Road

Kanyakumari has a good road network which connects it to the major cities and towns in South India like Madurai 246 Kms, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 99 Kms, Rameswaram 311 Kms and so on. Tourist taxis and auto rickshaws are available for travel in Kanyakumari.