About the Place
Lying at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of
Bengal, Kanyakumari marks the southern end of the Indian subcontinent.
Firstly, the scenic location and secondly the phenomenal sights of the
sunrises and the sunsets over the miraculous waters magnetise tourists and
travellers from far and wide. One of the most attractive features of the
place is the location of a splendid monument out in the sea dedicated to
Swami Vivekananda, 400 m from the shore. The monument to the Bengali
religious leader and social performer stands on a rocky islet, a sight to
Kanyakumari, due to its proximity to the sea, enjoys a pleasant climate and
can be a round-the-year destination for the tourists. During the summers the
maximum temperature records 35 degrees centigrade, while the minimum during
the winters is around 22 degrees centigrade.
One of its type, the Kanyakumari beach is best visited between the months
of October to March. Sri Padaparai Rock, Swami Vivekananda Rock and the
Kanyakumari Temple are the highlights here.
Named after the Bengali social reformer Swami Vivekananda, the
Vivekananda's rock is a major attraction at Kanyakumari. Rising out of the
sea, the massive rock is believed to be the site where the swami meditated.
The rock houses a statute of Vivekananda, attracting a good number of
Sangam or Confluence
Sangam is the point where the three massive water bodies- the Arabian Sea,
the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal- converge. The bathing ghat is
popular with the tourists. People can be seen jumping and bathing here.
Kanyakumari Amman Temple
The diamond nose-ring of the deity here is known to be visible even from
the sea. The Kanyakumari Amman Temple enshrines a manifestation of goddess
Scan the surrounding areas by having a panoramic view from upon the
lighthouse. This lighthouse is no less attraction for the tourists.
Sunrises & Sunsets
Apart from its other attractions, Kanyakumari is also appreciated for the
wonderful views of sunsets and sunrises that it offers. Don't fail to have
Thiruvananthapuram (86 km) is the closest airport from here, with regular
flight services to the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa and
Chennai. One kilometre from the port lies the Kanyakumari railway station.
The other convenient rail head lies at Tirunelvelli, 83 km from Kanyakumari.
By road, Kanyakumari is connected to Nagarcoil, Trivandrum, Tirunelvelli,
Tiruchendur, Tuticorin, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Thekkady, Kodaikanal, Chennai,
Cochin, Coimbatore etc.