Derisanamcope is a small village in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. It is a picturesque village with overlooking green Western Ghats Forest Range to the west as well as lush green paddy fields with coconut trees. The nearest urban agglomeration is Nagercoil at a distance of 16 km. The tourist hub and the picturesque town of Kanyakumari is at a distance of 32 km.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Kanyakumari. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Tri Sea Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Gopi Nivas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Tamilnadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vivekanandapuram (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. Malayalam is also widely spoken and understood due to its proximity to Kerala.
The important festivals celebrated are Pongal in January, Vishu in April, Vinayagar Chathurthi , Onam in August-September, Christmas and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Being close to the coast, the region does not run short of tourist places. Virtually, anywhere you stop on the coast, it is a tourist spot. The lush green fields with coconut trees are a treat when you move inlands. The historic Padmanabhapuram Palace is only 23 km away from the village. Some of the other places to visit in the neighbouring Kanyakumari are the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, the Thiruvalluvar Statue and the Muttom Beach.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport at a distance of 77 km.
Kanyakumari Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 32 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. Buses to the village are available from Kanyakumari and Nagercoil. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.