Located at the southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari offers a myriad of options to the tourists to explore on their trip. Lying on a point where the Gulf of Mannar, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean merge with each other, the place is renowned for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Kanyakumari is not only picturesque but also has a rich culture and heritage. It was under the rule of several dynasties including the whose remnants could be seen in the architecture of temples in the region. One of the most exotic places of India, it was named as Cape Comorin by the British because of its beauty and picturesque settings. You will be impressed by the serene beaches, majestic ancient forts and stunning temples.
Named after the ancient temple of Kanyakumari which is dedicated to the virgin Goddess, this remarkable place lets you experience the peace and serenity offered by the nature. Various legends and myths have been associated with this city. It is believed that the wedding of Kanya Devi who is an avatar of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva was supposed to be held here. But the groom never reached at auspicious time and wedding did not take place. People from all over India visit the temple to take blessings of the Virgin Goddess.
While on your trip to Kanyakumari, you can go for sightseeing in the city. Visit the major attractions of the city including Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Bhagavathi Amman Temple, Vattakottai Fort and the beautiful beach of Kanyakumari. Vivekananda Rock Memorial stands on the top of two rocks and is dedicated to the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. It is believed that he attained enlightenment on the same spot, when in 1893 he swam to this rock and meditated here. Bhagavathi Amman Temple is dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kumari Amman, a manifestation of Parvati who did penance to obtain Lord Shiva’s hand in marriage. Covering an area of 3.5 acres, Vattakotai fort was constructed in 18th century as a defense fortification. It is located on the seaside. Spend your evening taking a stroll at the beautiful Kanyakumari beach and watch the breathtaking sight of sun setting in the ocean.
A trip to Kanyakumari is filled with amazing sights and experiences. The southernmost tip of India, it offers its visitors a glimpse in to the unique South Indian culture and cuisines. A treat to your taste buds, south India food is a must try on your visit to Kanyakumari. You will also be mesmerized by the natural splendor and the charm of the city. The beaches are great to relax and spend some time in solitude. You will surely cherish your stay here and the place would always remain etched on your minds.
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