Kanyakumari to Nagaraja Temple, Nagercoil

A tour from Kanyakumari to Nagaraja Temple, Nagercoil is a wonderful experience. Kanyakumari is situated at the tip of South India, with three oceans in its surroundings. The beautiful land is surrounded with pristine beaches, lush green coconut grooves, and paddy fields that attract tourists from all over the world.

After reaching Kanyakumari, tourists will find different modes of transport in the city. Local buses, taxis and auto rickshaws are some of the common means of transport that are available all round the clock. To visit the town of Nagercoil from Kanyakumari, different buses offer frequent services to the tourists.

On reaching Nagercoil through the Trivandrum highway, the tourist can visit the famous Nagaraja Temple, dedicated to the Serpent God, Nagaraja. The images of Anathakrishna and Lord Shiva are also enshrined in the temple. The figures of Jain Thirthankaras and Mahavira have been beautifully carved on the pillars of the temple.

The entrance has been constructed similar to that the Buddhist monastery. The sanctum inside the temple is an interesting feature of this temple. It has a roof made out of bamboo sticks and coconut leaves and the surrounding walls are made of mud. The place surrounding the enshrined images are quite muddy. The prasadam distributed to the devotees comprise of sand scoops of this place. The temple is the symbol of the four religions - Jainism, Buddhism, Saivism and Vaishnavism.

Inside the temple cobras are found in plenty. However, no fatal incident of snakebite has ever taken place in the surroundings of the temple.

The trip from Kanyakumari to Nagaraja Temple, Nagercoil is altogether an unusual experience to cherish for a life time.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011