south at the tip of the nation is Kanyakumari, the Cape Comorin of the
British era. Rocky and treacherous with a turbulent sea challenging the
manmade wall running along it, the beach is one of its kind. Add to it the
confluence of the three water bodies - the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal
and the Indian Ocean - called the Thriveni Sangamam. Even the sand here is
an enmesh of colors - a mesmeric replica of the sublime confluence of waters
that create havoc on its shores. Anytime is good time to visit Kanyakumari.
But winters, between October and March, is the best time to pack your bags
The Beach With A Difference
The Rock -
This is not one of the regular languid
sun-basking beach. The riotous waves create simultaneous ripples in the
heart as they dash against the rocks and leave you drenched. Two of these
rocks reach out of the ocean. At one of these, Sri Padaparai is said to bear
the footprints of the virgin goddess and Swami Vivekananda is said to have
sit in deep meditation here. This, tagged the Vivekananda Rock, became the
site for the Vivekananda Rock Memorial built in 1970, a major tourist
attraction of India. The tranquility the place commands amidst the sound of
the tumultuous waves is fascinating. The meditation centre is justly
located. Another site houses the Gandhi Memorial where the Mahatma's ashes
were kept before immersion in the Sangam.
Kanyakumari Temple -
Locally called the Kumari Amman, the temple is a
Shakti Peetha that enshrines Goddess Parvati, whose glistering diamond
nose-ring is said to catch the attention of sea-farers even from far.
Sun's Antics -
Kanyakumari boasts of world's most
spellbinding sun sets and sun rises. The beach lighthouse can be an ideal
place to replenish the sight.
Just 6 km away, at Vattakottai or the 18th century Circular Fort, is an
exciting destination for holidaymakers. About 19 km away is Nagercoil
housing the Nagaraja or the Serpent God's Temple where the sand from the
spot is given as prasadam. The Thiruparappu Waterfalls are 60 km away and
has a majestic architectural temple replete with paintings. Muttam at 32 km
from Kanyakumari is an enthralling beach with a tall lighthouse. Kalakkadu
and Mundanthurai are two wildlife sanctuaries in case you are also planning
some wildlife photography.
The nearest airport is in Thiruvananthapuram, 87 km away. Kanyakumari is
well-connected with all places by rail and road. Local transport is bus,
auto rickshaw and taxi. And if you have opted for one of our tours, your
conveyance is taken care of.
We take care that the best accommodation options are made available to you.
There are hotels to suit every pocket.