Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian mainland, it is not just a meeting point of three sea but also an amalgamation of different cultures, religions and ideas developed over centuries. This charming town in Tamil Nadu attracts plenty of tourists all the year round. Blessed with beautiful temples, historical monuments and tranquil beaches, here’s a list of tourist places in Kanyakumari you must definitely visit!
The main attraction of Kanyakumari is the Vivekanada Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue,Gandhi Mandapam: Remembering The Father Of The Nation, Kanyakumari Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Tsunami Monument, St. Xavier Church & Sunset View Point.
Kanyakumari, once part of the princely realm of Travancore is located in the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. It’s the southern tip of the majestic Cardamom hill, a series of mountains along the west shore of India. It’s also the confluence point of 3 Seas – Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari casts a magical charm of its own with its own unparalleled natural splendor, rich culture and traditions. Once referred to as the Alexandria of the East, the place was a well known trading and commercial center, besides being a hub of art and culture.
This beautiful land delivers a feast for the eyes from the rainbow beaches with multi coloured sand, the spectacular ocean lashing the coast in a passionate rage, delightfully beautiful palm fringed beaches, the majestic mountains to the emerald green paddy fields. Kanyakumari, being on the border of the two states, provides a mix of Kerala and Tamil Nadu traditions. The genius of the imposing sunrise along with the tender sunset that dazzles within the confluence of Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean & Bay of Bengal, leaves one with exuberance. It’s the only place in India where one can see sunset and moonrise at the same time on the full moon day.
Every morning millions of visitors flock to the beaches, to see the spectacular day’s growth unfold. The vivid picture of the morning sky dressed in colors of pastel colours with the shape fishing boats, like the sun climbs over the horizon will remain forever engraved in ones memory. An equally magnificent picture is offered by sunsets.