Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin is sited in Tamil Nadu. Kanyakumari is geographically positioned at the southern tip of the Indian Peninsula. This town is situated in the junction of Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mannar and Arabian Sea. The East and North of Kanyakumari is occupied by the district of Tirunelveli while its west and northwest by the state of Kerala. This place is known for its Shivalaya Ottam temples scattered in 12 village of this district.
By Air – The domestic and international airport close to Kanyakumari is located at Thiruvananthapuram. Taxi or a cab can be hired to reach Kanyakumari from Thiruvananthapuram airport which takes around two hours duration. This mode is considered as best and takes less time to reach the destination.
By Rail – Thiruvananthapuram railway station, Kanyakumari and Nagarkovil railway stations are nearest to these temples. From the railway station, the distance to reach these temples can be covered by taxi or bus in about one hours duration. This mode is not recommended mostly as it takes longer time to reach the destination.
By Road – As these temples are scattered in 12 villages within the district. The district head quarter is well connected by roadway to these said villages. There are Government bus service and private bus operators who ply regular bus in these routes for the devotees and pilgrims.
Advance booking is recommended as during the festive season, it is quite difficult to make travel plans in this route for the Hindu devotees. In the city, there are travel agencies that arranges special trip to visit these 12 temples for worship.