Kanyakumari FAQs

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Area geography

Kanyakumari is located at 8.08°N, 77.57°E. The average elevation for Kanyakumari is zero metres above sea level. Kanyakumari marks the end or is the terminating point of the Eastern and the Western Ghats. Contrary to popular belief, it is not located at the confluence of three water bodies; rather, it borders only the Laccadive Sea to the southwest, south, and to the southeast.

Notes currencies cards

The currency of India is Indian Rupee. You can withdraw money from ATMs in the city. Credit cards are not widely accepted and most of the transactions are done in cash.

Wifi internet

WiFi is not so easily available in Kanyakumari. Some of the hotels and resorts in Kanyakumari provide either free WiFi or WiFi at chargeable basis to their guests. You can also look for internet cafés in the city.

Drinking laws

The legal age for consumption of alcohol in Tamil Nadu is 21.


Tipping is an important part of etiquette to be observed while touring anywhere in India. It’s a common practice to tip waiters at restaurants and cab drivers while sightseeing.


This city has a low crime rate and therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pick pocketing or bag snatching are common. It’s advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas.

General information

Languages spoken

Malayalam, Tamil, English

Time zones

IST (UTC+5.5 hours)

Major religions

Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Christianity

Domestic international calling codes


Electricity standards

220 Volts
Plug Type: BS 546 5 A Plug

Common greetings

Hello - namasthe/namaskaram

Welcome - swaagatham

How are you? - sukhamalle?

Fine - sukham thanne

Glad to meet you - kandathil santhosham

What is your name? - perenthaa?

I am John - jnaan John

Come in - akathekku varu

Sit down - irikku

Stop - nikku

Go forward - mumpottu poku

Go back - purakottu poku

Go straight - nere pokuka

I want to get down here - ivide iranganam

Next stop - adutha stop

Listen - sraddhikhu

Please - dayavaai

Thank you - nanni

Goodbye - poyivaraam

I want - venam

Can you help me please? - onnu sahaayikkumo?

I agree - jnaan samathikkunnu

I disagree - jnaan yogikunnilla

Good - nannayirikkunnu

Congratulations - abhinandanangal

I request you - jnaan apekshikkunnu

Thanks a lot - valare upakaram

Excuse me/sorry - kshamikkanam

I apologise - jnaan mappu chothikkunnu

Let's go - namukku pokam

How much will it cost? - ithinu enthu vila varum?

Is this water good for drinking? - e vellam kudikkan kollamo?

Can I make a phone call from here? - Onnu phone cheyyan pattumo?

Where can I hire a taxi? - evide taxi kittum?

Where does this road go? - e road evidekku pokum?

I have no money - ente kayyil paisa illa

Don't speak so fast - ithra vegathil samsarikkaruthe

When do you go back? - ningal thirichu pokum?

Come back again - veendum varika


Emergency numbers

Kanyakumari Police Stations:
Emergency/control Room: 100

Thuckalay Police Station: 250723

Kottar Police Station: 233001

All Women Police Station: 233326

Kanyakumari Police Station: 246224

Boothapandy Police Station: 282222

Nesamoni Ngr Police Station: 227317

Vigilance Off: 227339

Wireless Station: 222169

Railway Police Station: 240914

TB Hospital: 223201

Govt. Hospital: 223206

Moris Mathias Hospital: 276009

Arumugam Hospital: 222522

Dr. Kumarsamy Health Center: 270636

Moses Mathias Hospital: 232601

Catherine Booth Hospital: 275516 

Blood Banks:
AV Rajan Blood Bank: 224089

Kanya Blood Bank: 279850