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  Historical - Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is at the southernmost tip of India and its where three seas meet: the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian sea. Pilgrims come here to bathe in the sacred waters and to worship the goddess Devi Kanya, an incarnation of Shiva's wife, who conquered demons and secured freedom for the world.


 
 
 
 
 

Speciality Of Kanyakumari

Kanniyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon day. It is at its best during Chitra Pournami(full moon day in April) when the sun and moon are face to face at the same horizon. The beach itself is a beautiful sight with multi-coloured sand.

 

There is a lighthouse from where one can get a panoramic view. The government museum offers a good collection of sculptural art crafts of Tamil Nadu. The memorial to Swami Vivekananda, on a rocky promontory just over 400 meters off shore.

 

 
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How to Get There

  • Air
    The nearest airport is about 87 kilometers away from Kanyakumari, located in Trivandrum (Kerala State).

  • Rail
    The nearest railway stations are ,one is the Kanyakumari Junction and the other is the Nagarcoil Junction.

  • Road
    Buses are available from three bus terminus namely,
    (i) Central and Express Bus Stand
    (ii) Anna Bus Stand
    (iii) Christopher Bus Stand.

  • Local Transport
    Taxis, tourist cabs, auto rickshaws are available in plenty. There are no standard rates except tourist cabs. Town buses are also available to all important places.
 
  Major Places of Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari Temple

The deity, Devi Kanyakumari is' the protector of India's shores' has an exceptionally brilliant diamond on her nose ring which is supposed to shine out to sea.

 

Vivekananda Memorial

It is about 500 meters away from mainland. This memorial stands on one of two rocks separated by about 70 meters. It was built in 1970. Swamy Vivekananda was supposed to have meditated on the rock where the memorial stands today

 

Gandhi Mandapam

The Gandhi Mandapam, constructed at the spot where the urn containing the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was kept for public view before a portion of its contents was immersed in the three seas.

 

Thiruvalluvar Statue

Located at the southern most tip of the Indian Peninsula where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet, is Kanyakumari, the place famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets.On the minor rock adjoining the Vivekananda rock memorial lies a Statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar.

 

Suchindram Temple

Suchindram has a temple dedicated to a deity who is the representation of the combined forces of Siva, Vishnu and Brahma. It is one of the few temples in the country where the Trinities are worshipped. The temple has a beautiful gopuram, musical pillars and an excellent statue of the Hanuman, apart from a valuable collection of art from different periods.