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Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) , Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin is the end of India. Or that is what is commonly referred to wheneer one thinks of the tip of the Deccan peninsula. Lying in Tamil Nadu, this is actually the place which marks the geographical end of the mainland of India. Kanyakumari thus had to be located at a place which is legendary. It lies looking out at the meeting point of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the great Indian Ocean. And what a sight that is. There are very few people who have been to Kanyakumari who have not come back absolutely speechless with its wonder. Kanyakumari has existed for years. And for all those years it has been a hub of great culture and heritage. The mixed culture and religion here is what makes this land an absolutely wonderful place to visit. A place of pilgrimage for the Hindus, Muslims and the Christians, this is a place which has welcomed all the faiths for many years. It has also been a hub of civilization for all thse years and has seen many dynasties rise and fall. The history of Kanyakumari is definitely worth exploring. You can find many temples, churches, religious pillars and statues that will keep the head spinning. It is a place of mixed culture that is reflected in the arts, buildings and even in the food. A Shakti Peetha, it will always be a place of pilgrimage. On two rocky islets just off the shore, southeast of the Kumari Amman temple, are the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, built in 1970, and the 133 feet tall statue of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar, one of the biggest statues in Asia. These are some of the places that are must visit the moment you come here.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 31.0°C /88.0°F 11 mm 164feet 665.0 /km2 Jan-Feb Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Kanyakumari Beach

    "Kanyakumari About this sound pronunciation (help.info), formerly known as Cape Comorin, is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.[1] Kanyakumari lies at the southernmost tip of mainland India (the southernmost tip of India as a whole being Indira Gandhi Point in Andaman and Nicobar Islands). The nearest major city is Nagercoil, the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District, 22 km (14 mi) away. Kanyakumari was one of the important towns of the ancient Tamilakam (Sangam period),[2][3] and is now a popular tourist destination."

    Kanyakumari Beach

  • Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial

    "Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a monument and it is a popular tourist attraction in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari, India. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters east off mainland of Vavathurai, India's southernmost tip. It was built in 1970 by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee in honour of the visit of the Hindu spiritual teacher Swami Vivekananda to Shripada Parai during the month of December 1892.[1] It is claimed that he swam to this rock and meditated. It is said that he attained enlightenment on the rock, and henceforth became a reformer and philosopher.\nAccording to legend, it was on this rock that Goddess Kumari performed austerity.\nA meditation hall (Dhyana Mandapam) is also attached to the memorial for visitors to meditate. The design of the mandapa incorporates different styles of temple architecture from all over India. It houses a statue of Vivekananda. The merger of three seas - Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean can be seen from these rocks.\nThe memorial consists of two main structures, the Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam.\nThis monument was hit by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004."

    Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial

  • Gandhi Memorial

    "Gandhi Memorial Museum, established in 1959, is a memorial museum for Gandhi located in the city of Madurai in Tamilnadu, India. Known as Gandhi Museum, it is now one of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas (Gandhi Museums) in the country. It includes a part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhi when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse."

    Gandhi Memorial

  • Kumari Amman (Kanyakumari Temple)

    "Devi Kanya Kumari, is Shree Bhagavathy in the form of an adolescent girl child. Devi is also known as Shree Baala Bhadra or Shree Baala. She is popularly known as \"Bhagavathy\" (Durga) or \"Devi\". The Bhagavathy Temple is located in Cape Kanya Kumari in Tamil Nadu; the southern tip of main land India, there by located on the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. She is also known by several other names, including Kanya Devi and Devi Kumari. She is also worshiped as Shree Bhadrakali by devotees. Sage Parashurama is said to have performed the consecration of the temple. The Goddess is believed to be the one who removes the rigidity of our mind, devotees usually feel the tears in their eyes or even inside their mind when they pray to the goddess in devotion and contemplation.[1]"

    Kumari Amman (Kanyakumari Temple)


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