Kanyakumari is a beautiful city in the state of Tamilnadu in India. The city is located in the southernmost tip of India in Andaman and Nicobar Island, and was earlier known as Cope Comorin.
Kanyakumari is an amazing city filled with fabulous beaches and ancient temples. Apart from this, Kanyakumari attracts thousands of visitors towards its amazing sunrises and sunsets. One can also enjoy the beauty of both moonrise and sunset simultaneously at Kanyakumari beaches. The place is also famous for The Kanyakumari Temple. The specialty of the temple is, its black stone image with diamond nose ring enlighten in the dark chamber. Kanyakumari is a must visit place with the popular and magnificent 133 feet tall statue, The Thiruvalluvar Statue.
The famous dance form Kathakali is an integral part of Kanyakumari's traditional art and culture. The Kodai festival at Mondaicadu temple is celebrated in the month of March with great enthusiasm and vigor.
Watch the sunrise as the sun lifts itself up from the Bay of Bengal and later in the day watch the sunset as the sun settles into the Arabian Sea, both from the same place. That is Kanyakumari for you – the southern tip of India where the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea can all be seen standing at one spot. Named after the Goddess Kanyakumari which means Maiden Goddess, the town is a mix of hotels, souvenir shops and eateries all catering to the hordes of visitors and devotees who come here in large numbers to either enjoy a holiday or for worship or both. The sea front at Kanyakumari is known not only for its spectacular sunrise and sunset, but also for the statues of Swami Vivekananda and Thiruvalluvar, the Tamil poet. Swami Vivekananda came to Kanyakumari to meditate and the statue is a mark of respect to him. The devotes of the Goddess Kanyakumari flock to this small sea front city in their hundreds to offer their prayers and seek blessings and boons from the Goddess.
Offering a stunning coastline and lush forests, Kanyakumari is one of the best known tourist destinations in India. Other than the city and sea front, one can visit Suchindram, a well known temple. For those wanting to spend a day relaxing, a picnic at Vattakottai, with its natural beach and the Dutch Fort is just what the doctor ordered. Driving along the coastline, explore smaller beaches or just enjoy the backwaters and lush green landscape as they whiz past your window. The city of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu too offers its visitors places of interest like the Udayagiri Fort, the Gandhi Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue.
Visited by millions of tourists and devotees combined, Kanyakumari is a must see place. Standing on the Murugan Kundaram Hill and looking out at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, watching the sunrise and the sunset, or just driving along the coastline exploring the smaller and little known beaches, a holiday at Kanyakumari will leave you rejuvenated and wanting for more.
One Must Visit at once to enjoy the magnificent life of Kanyakumari .