Kanyakumari is the southern tip of India which has got many specialties. The place also sees the confluence of the three major oceans the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. A close observation reveals the demarcation of the three oceans by their color. The place is also famous for the Vivekananda Rock Memorial apart from other Kanyakumari Tourist Places
Location: The town of Kanyakumari is located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, and close to Thiruvananthapuram, the Capital of Kerala State.
How to Reach: Thiruvananthapuram Airport is the nearest with 87 kms. and from there by road. Bangalore in Karnataka is about 700 kms. All types of transports like air, train, bus, private vehicles are available from all the places. Kanyakumari Railway Station and bus stations are located in the heart of the city.
Tourist Places in Kanyakumari
The best place to watch a spectacular and sunrise and sunset. The ‘must visit place’ is the Vivekananda rock memorial, which is 500 meters from the land, and is a rocky island, where you can watch and enjoy the sound of the waves hitting the rock. It is believed that Swami Vivekananda meditated on this rock for enlightenment. There is a prayer hall where anybody can sit and meditate for any length of the period. A peaceful place where silence speaks. The Kanyakumari temple, Gandhi Mantapam are all located close by. The memorial for the Tsunami victims is situated on the beach. There are many religious and sightseeing places around Kanyakumari. You can pick some depending on the availability of time. Kanyakumari is the only place where you can watch both sunrise and sunset. It is an amazing experience if you get to see the sunrise or set and you should be lucky to see that as many a times clouds hinder the sight.
Accommodations: There are all ranges of accommodations available here starting from Rs. 250/-. The tariff of the room is based on the location and the facilities offered. Watching the waves from the balcony of the room in the night is an amazing experience. Rooms can be booked in advance over the internet also.
Package trips are also available from Bangalore, Chennai, and Trivandrum.
Though the weather is bearable throughout the year, the best season to visit this place is from October to March.
Since the town of Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin is famous from the time of the Britishers, many foreign tourists throng this place. The town is crowded throughout the year and tourism is the happening of the place.
The best way to enjoy staying at Kanyakumari is to camp there for 2-3 days, enjoy the beach, relish the local food, view the sunrise, sunset, meditate at Vivekananda Rock Memorial. It is something like taking a new birth, all fresh with a relaxed body and mind, rejuvenated for the next task.