city in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India

Nagercoil (Tamil: நாகர்கோவில்) is a city in Tamil Nadu, India. It's the southernmost city on the Indian mainland.


Historically, Nagercoil was part of the Travancore state and the second most prominent city in that state, after Trivandrum (later Thiruvananthapuram). Until 10 years after Indian independence, Nagercoil remained part of the Travancore state until it was merged into Tamil Nadu in 1956.

Nagercoil Bus Station
Boothapandi village, Nagercoil

Get inEdit

Buses are available from Thiruvananthapuram and Madurai.

  • 1 Nagercoil railway station.    

Get aroundEdit

Map of Nagercoil

Autorickshaws, taxis and local buses are easily available.


Breakfast at Nagercoil
Thanumalayan temple
  • Krishnancoil is 1,5 km away from Nagercoil, on the road to Thiruvananthapuram.
  • The Nagaraja Temple (from which Nagercoil derives its name) has Nagaraja as its principal deity. The devout traditionally offer milk to this "King of Snakes".
  • Suchindrum and the Thanumalayan Temple are located about 6 km from the city centre. Pilgrims from far beyond the region borders come here for its Hindu shrines. Quite uniquely, this Hindu temple combines the worship of the Trinity of Hinduism (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) in Thanumalayan, the presiding deity. Indra, the King of the Devas, traditionally worships at this temple each night.
  • 1 St. Xavier's Cathedral. St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, in the Kottar locality, was established in 1600 AD. St.Francis Xavier stayed here and the church was built on the land which St. Xavier was awarded by the Venad king.    


  • Trekking, Boothapandi, village (15 km). very scenic village with rivers and hills all around


  • British Bakery, Vettunimadam.
  • Swiss Bakery, K. P. Road.
  • 1 Rajagopal Sweets Stall (Rajagopal Bakery), Near Canara Bank, Asambu, Road, Vadasery, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu 629001, India, +91-9790227409. 9AM-10PM. Authentic Sweets and Snacks. Lala Sweets in Nagercoil. .


  • Akshaya Restaurant, Simon Nagar.
  • Red Saffron Restauranat, K. P. Road.


  • Juice Lounge, Chettikkulam Junction, +91 4652 225 656.
  • Sri Gowri Coffee Bar, Simon Nagar.


  • Harriss Residency, Near Collectorate, +91 4652 278 681.
  • Hotel Deeban, Opp. Police Superintendent Office (Ask for S.P. Office), +91 4652223454.
  • Hotel Gokul, Chettikkulam.
  • Hotel Sree Sheela, Railway Feeder Rd Kottar.
  • Udhayam Hotel, Mathias Nagar.


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