This is the confluence of three seas - the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea.
The nearest airport is Trivandrum (100 km away). The town is well connected by rail and road from all major places. For tourists who want to go from Bangalore, the good news is that there is a direct train every day from Bangalore to Kanniyakumari. The train leaves by 9.15 p.m and arrives at Kanniyakumari the next day at about 5.00 p.m. Alternatively, one can go via Madurai also. From Madurai, Kanniyakumari is about 8 hrs drive.
It is a hot and humid place.
The sunrise and sun set here is spectacular, with the sun giving an impression of peeping out of and drowning in to the sea! The rock momorial of Swami Vivekananda is located here, about half a km into the sea!
Limited variety of food is available with the restaurants attached to hotels as well as in town. Indian varieties of food will be dominant.
Cotton is ideal.