If you think that Goa and Mumbai are the only best places in India to enjoy the beauty of beaches and serenity of seas. Then, let me tell you that you have not got your facts cleared. One of the poised places in India where the beauty of beaches is breathtaking the seas and infinite is Kanyakumari. It is formerly known was Cape Comorin. Who doesn’t know Kanyakumari as the Southern-most tip of India, our GK books in school have taught us that so well. But, there is a flip side of the city which makes it the main tourist attraction of South India. Escape from the hustle-bustle of the metropolitan cities. This town will give you the best tranquil vacations. Let’s know more about the Southern beauty of India.
How to reach?
Being the southern most tip of India, best way to reach the city would be through air transport. Unless you want to travel two days straight in a train or you live in South India itself. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International airport located at a distance of 67 km which is easily accessible by a taxi or cab. The flights to Kanyakumari are well connected with the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Banglore and Goa. The main railway station is Kanyakumari railway station which is located in a prime location of the city. If you intend to book a cab, don’t forget to call up WiwiGo
A place where three seas meet – Triveni Sangam
Kanyakumari beach located at the Southern most end of India is the only point in the world where the three seas- Bay of Bengal, Arabian sea and the Indian Ocean meet. Although their waters don’t meet, you can actually differentiate the three waters of sea green, deep blue, and turquoise blue. The view is just breathtaking. It will be one of the best views you have ever witnessed in your life.
Sunset and Sunrise in Kanyakumari
The city is known for its mesmerizing beauty of sunset and sunrise from the various points. You can enjoy the beautiful view from the places such as Kanyakumari beach and Vivekananda Memorial. The transformation of the sun rising and setting and creating the beautiful hues of red and orange with the clear sky is just a treat to watch.
Adventure sports in the city
If you one such person who looks out for adventure every time you visit a place, Kanyakumari is a delight for you. Enjoy surfing in the good waters of the city. Hire a boat to experience the off-beat adventures of sailing in the sea. Find a lovely way to know nature with the trekking at Marunthuvazh Malai. You can also visit the water-themed amusement park in the city- Baywatch which has a number of water slides and adventurous swings to bring out the kid in you.
Temples and Churches
Kanyakumari is a noted pilgrimage site and offers temples of various deities. Kanyakumari temple dedicated to the Goddess Kanyakumari, who is considered as the virgin form of Mata Parvati. Bagavati Amman temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Sthanumalayan temple which is an ancient and only temple in India where the trinity of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Brahma is worshipped in one idol. Thirunanthikarai Cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Each temple speaks its own story in the beautiful ancient architecture. Important churches of the town are St.Xaviers Church and Our Lady of Ransom Church.
There are a number of beautiful white sand beaches in the town known for their peaceful waters. You can also enjoy the picturesque beauty of sunsets and sunrise at the beaches. Muttom beach offering the skyline of the city. Thengapattinam beach known for a peaceful getaway from the city. Sanguthurai beach down the road. Sothavilai beach for the with the awesome view and a small market. The beauty of each and every beach is vibrant in its own way.
Nothing can beat the beauty of water falling down the cascade and creating a beautiful song of nature. South India is known for its beauty of waterfalls and so is Kanyakumari. At Thiruparrapu falls water falling from the height of 15 meters making its way into the river Kothai. You can also enjoy the boating adjacent to the waterfall. Olakavuri waterfalls located at a distance of 20 km from the main city falls in the middle of Western Ghats. Experience an hour trekking to the top of the waterfall. Mankayam waterfalls, Pazhaya waterfalls, Meenmutty waterfalls.Vazhvanthol Water Falls and Kutralam waterfalls being the other tourist spots in and around the town.
Other places to visit in the town
1.Vivekananda Rock Memorial- It is a sacred monument dedicated to the visit of Swami Vivekananda to the town. The memorial is built on a rock which is situated to some 400 m offshore. There are two rocks side by side projecting out of the sea. The view of sunset and sunrise from the memorial is something to look for. This place is only accessible by the sea route, providing the fun of the short cruise.
2.Thiruvalluvar Statue- The grand statue located amid the sea is dedicated to the immortal poet of south- Thiruvalluvar. The height of this beautiful sculptor is 133 feet with the 10 statues of elephants facing in 8 directions for some mythological significance. To help the tourists worship the footsteps of Thiruvalluvar 140 steps are constructed. The artistic beauty of the beauty is something to look out for.
3.View Tower- This is the place where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the town. Enjoy the confluence of three seas. Witness the beauty of huge Thiruvalluvar statue. Enjoy the view of Vivekananda memorial amid the sea. The scenic beauty of this spot is breathtaking.
4.Kanyakumari wax museum- Close to the Madame Tussauds museum in London, this museum showcase the wax statues of Indian figures. The museum is located in the premises of Baywatch amusement park. It is also the first wax museum of India. It showcases various figures like Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi. Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan to name a few.
5.Vattakottai fort- It is a seaside fort built in 18 century. The fort was built as the coastal defence from the outside forces. This fort speaks of the architectural beauty. It also provides the beautiful view of the sea on one side and western ghats on the other.
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