Kanyakumari district With Talukas : Kanyakumari district is the southernmost district in Tamil Nadu state and mainland India. It is the second largest district in the state in terms of population density and the second most urbanized, next only to Chennai district. The district stands first in terms of literacy rate in the state. The district headquarters is Nagercoil. Kanyakumari district has a varied topography with sea on three sides and the mountains of the Western Ghats bordering the northern side. The district has borders with Tirunelveli district, the Gulf of Mannar, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the state of Kerala. Kanyakumari includes the special grade village of Chinnamuttom, located at the southernmost point of the Indian Subcontinent. Kanyakumari has four taluks: Thovalai, Agastheeswaram, Kalkulam, and Vilavancode. It has nine blocks and four municipalities. At the lower levels of administration, there are 99 village panchayats and a further 56 special category village panchayats.
According to 2011 census, Kanyakumari district had a population of 1,870,374 with a sex-ratio of 1,019 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average. Average literacy rate of Kanyakumari in 2011 were 91.75 compared to 87.55 of 2001. The Mandaikadu festival is celebrated in March by people of the district and by those in Kerala. Traditionally, participants would chant while walking and other people would provide them with butter, milk, water, jaggery, and coffee. The festival is celebrated for ten day. The main source of food is coming from rice and rice products. Those are may be used to make dosa, idily, appam and puttu, etc. There are two major National Highways (NH) roads emanating from Kanyakumari town. Indian Railway operates train from Kanyakumari District to many important places of India. There is a proposal to build an airport in Nagercoil by Airports Authority of India. Colleges of higher education are found throughout the district, mainly arts, science and engineering colleges. The major river in Kanyakumari district is Thamirabarani locally known as Kuzhithuraiar.
Talukas in Kanyakumari district