Nagercoil is the capital of Kanyakumari. Until 1956, it was a part of Kerala, but now it is included to Tamil Nadu. Nagercoil is famous for Nagaraja Temple and the name of the city is derived from this Temple , which was once (1000 years back) a Jain temple. Nagaraja Temple is the centre of tourist attraction in Nagercoil.
St.Xavour's Church is the popular Roman Catholic Church built by St.Xaviour. Nagercoil is 12 kms away from Kanyakumari, which is the southern most part of India .
In earlier days, Nagercoil and its surroundings were known as Nanjilnadu .
Nagercoil has a pleasant climate for most part of the year. Nagercoil is benefited by both the north-east monsoon and the south-west monsoon
t is a district administrative center, with industries in motor repair, rubber goods, and rice- and cotton-milling. It is an important Christian center in the primarily Hindu country of India.