Nestled between the magnificent Western Ghats and the stunning Arabian Sea, Nagercoil has a vivid, lively, yet serene feel to it. The mesmerizing waterfalls and the picturesque landscapes covered in lush green are indeed breath-taking
This beautiful city celebrates the convergence of the distinct and parallel cultures of the eastern and western coasts of India. Oblivious to all of its natural treasures, the city exudes a warmth that instantly wins you over. Situated in the state of Tamil Nadu, Nagercoil is towards the southernmost tip of India. Adorned with plantations of spices that cover vast areas, it is also an important trading hub. With its captivating scenery and welcoming locals, Nagercoil enthralls every traveler.Nagercoil is primarily known for its scenic views that draw tourists from across the state and country. The Western Ghats surrounding the city provide visitors with a number of sites that are well worth a visit. The Olakaruvi waterfalls and the Thirparappu falls are among the major attractions of the city. You can also visit the palm-lined and relatively quiet beaches, like the Muttom and Thengapattinam beaches around Nagercoil. The Kanyakumari Beach, which forms the southernmost tip of India, is also not far from Nagercoil and is definitely worth a visit.Nagercoil is also known for housing some interesting places of historical significance. The Padmanabhapuram Palace that served as the royal seat of the Travancore rulers, the Udayagiri fort, now surrounded by an ecological park, and the Vattakotai palace, built by the Dutch, are among the important historic sites in the region. Boasting of a rich religious tradition, Nagercoil houses a number of temples, including the Nagaraja Temple that gives it its name, and the Krishnacoil Temple. Built in the Kottar area of Nagercoil to commemorate the visit of St. Francis Xavier to the city, the St. Francis Xavier's Church is a must-visit.Nagercoil has a number of transport options for commutes within the city, with auto-rickshaws being the most popular. The bus services are also efficient and inexpensive. Buses are connected with most major routes and can get you to almost any site in the city. The easiest way of getting around Nagercoil however, is by renting a private vehicle from the many car rentals in the city.Avoid traveling to Nagercoil during summer, as the city experiences high temperatures that limit the scope for outdoor excursions.If you are planning to travel around the city in auto-rickshaws, make sure to negotiate the fares in advance
Nagercoil is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Trivandrum at a distance of 66kms.
Airports: Trivandrum International Airport
There is no regular trains to Nagercoil from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Thiruvananthapuram which is located at a distance of 67kms.