Kanyakumari Tourism

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Ideal Duration : 1-2 days Best Time : October to February
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"The land of three seas" Kanyakumari Tourism Located at the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu. Earlier known as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari is surrounded by mountains and bordered by vibrant sea shores, lined with paddy fields and coconut trees, and also boasts of aesthetic elevated patches of hills with undulating valleys and plains in between the sea and the mountainous terrain. Ever since ancient times, Kanyakumari has been one of the major centres of religion, art and culture. Famous for being the only place in India where you can observe the sunrise and sunset at the same beach, Kanyakumari is a very popular tourist destination, not just because of this unique geographical phenomenon, but also because of its pristine beaches as well as its temples and churches which attract a huge number of tourists to this city all year round. The Kanyakumari temple, also known as the Bhagvaty Amman Temple or the Kumari Amman temple is one of the major Hindu temples all across India. Built in dedication to Goddess Kumari Amman, the temple finds mention in almost all ancient Hindu scriptures and is frequented by pilgrims looking to pay their respects to the virgin goddess Kanya Devi. One of the most iconic monuments in the city, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a gigantic structure surrounded on all sides by the Laccadive Sea, so the only way you can reach the monument is by taking a boat/ferry ride. Built by the Ramakrishna Mission, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is dedicated to the great philosopher Swami Vivekananda who used to meditate here. The memorial comprises of two main structures ? the Shripada Mandapam and the Vivekananda Mandapam, with an attached meditation hall for visitors to sit and meditate in. Kanyakumari is also home to the Statue of the Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar, one of the greatest Tamil poets in India. Standing at a massive h What's Great? Kanyakumari is famous for its sunsets and sunrise. Being the Southern most tip of India, it is filled with a number of beaches. An important pilgrimage spot for both Christians and Hindus. What's not so Great? Crowded and dirty in peak seasons. Can be quite hot and humid during summers. For Whom Kanyakumari is considered an ideal destination to spend your vacations with your family. It is also a great pilgrimage spot owing to a number of temples and ashrams located in the city. Apart from this, Kanyakumari is also a delight for nature and beach lovers as the sunset and sunrise offer one of the best landscapes of nature.

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Sunset And Sunrise One of the unique features of Kanyakumari is the beautiful view of the sunrise and the sunset. It is one of the main tourist attractions. It is a breathtaking sight everyone waits for on the shores every morning. This spectacular sight is one of the many reasons why Kanyakumari is famous. On full moon evenings, one can see the moon rising and the sun setting at the same time. Although a rare sight, one should definitely try to catch the moment at least once in their life. During the sunrise and sunset, the famous Vivekananda Rock and the statue of Thiruvalluvar look even more striking. It is a sight with a beautiful blend of the natural and the man-made. The timings of the sunrise and sunset vary from season to season. However, one can confirm the timings at the hotels they are staying at. History According to a famous legend, Kanya Devi, an avatar of Goddess Parvati, was supposed to wed Lord Shiva. But Lord Shiva himself failed to turn up for this day and the wedding did not take place. The rice grains and cereals that were supposed to be for the marriage, remained uncooked. It is said, that even today, one can find stones that look exactly like rice grains. Many people believe that they are the remains of the marriage. Kanya Devi, it is said, remained a virgin goddess. During the early 18th Century AD, Islam entered Southern India through the traders. Christianity entered the southern part in AD 52 through St. Thomas. Islam, Christianity and Jainism have significantly contributed to the literary and architectural tradition of the place. The Cholas, the Cheras, the Pandyas and the Nayaks too, have contributed to the beautiful architectures that can be mostly found in the temples of Kanyakumari. During the British Raj, Kanyakumari was given the title of Cape Comorin. About Kanyakumari and Geography Kanyakumari also known as Kanniyakumari, earlier known as Cape Comorin, is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu India. The name comes from the temple, Devi Kanya Kumari Temple in the region. It is the southernmost tip of peninsular India. Kanyakumari town is the southern tip of the Cardamom Hills, an extension of the Western Ghats. The nearest town is Nagercoil, the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District, 22 km away. Kanyakumari has been a town since Sangam period and is a popular tourist destination. Kanyakumari is located at 8.08°N 77.57°E. It has an average elevation of 300 meters. Contrary to the popular belief that Kanyakumari lies at the meeting point of three bodies of water, it borders only one, the Laccadive Sea to the south-west, south, and to the south-east. It is the confluence of the Western Coastal Plains and Eastern Coastal Plains. The Land Where Three Seas Meet Kanyakumari offers the marvellous confluence of Bay of Bengal, Arabian sea and Indian ocean meeting together at a point. But, this is not the miracle, the miracle lies in the beauty that the water of three seas does not mix, you can clearly distinguish between the turquoise blue, deep blue and sea green waters of the three seas. To enjoy the best view you can visit the Triveni Sangam point and the famous View tower to absorb the beauty of nature in your hearts. Do not miss the sunset from these viewpoints.

Itinerary Day 1:Reach Kanyakumari by evening, check-in at the hotel and relax. Day 2:Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Vattakottai fort, an 18-century marvel which offers the scenery of sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other. Visit Triveni Sangam: The southern most tip of India, which offers the beautiful confluence of three seas- Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. You can also visit the View Tower to enjoy the panoramic view of this site. Later, take a ferry to Thiruvalluvar statue, which is located on a small island 400 m away from the shore. Later, visit Vivekananda Memorial in the evening to enjoy the marvellous landscape of sun setting in the sea. Back to hotel. Dinner and rest at the hotel. Day 3:Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the hotel for the local sightseeing around the city. Visit St. Xavier's church. Visit Thanumalyan temple in Suchindram, where trinity is worshipped. Visit Our lady of Ransom Church, one of the famous church in Kanyakumari. Spend the evening at the beaches of Kanyakumari. Back to hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Day 4:Check-out from the hotel. You can also visit the famous waterfalls that are located on the outskirts of Kanyakumari- Thiruparrapu falls, Olakavuri waterfalls, Mankayam waterfalls, Pazhaya waterfalls, are some of the famous waterfalls around Kanyakumari.

Oct-Febis the best time to visit Kanyakumari March to May is a bit warm but suitable for sunbath and beach activities. During this period the place gets less crowded and is an ideal time for leisure checkers. October to February months offer pleasant weather and are high tourist season. This period is perfectly ideal for sightseeing, outings and all types of tourist activities. Monsoon months are rainy but rain lovers can explore beach activities and scenic beauty of Kanyakumari. The famous Cape festival is celebrated in the month of October, making it a great time to visit Kanyakumari. Weather in Kanyakumari Loading... Kanyakumari in Summers (April to June) The temperature in summers ranges between 22 to 35-degree celsius. During this time of the year, the weather is extremely humid during the daytime but as the sun sets the temperature falls and the weather takes a pleasant turn with the cool breeze complementing the weather. Kanyakumari in Monsoons (July to September) Monsoon is not considered a good time to visit Kanyakumari, as the place receives a considerably good amount of rainfall. The average rainfall received is 1465 mm with frequent thunderstorms. Kanyakumari in Winters (October to March) The winter season is considered as the best time to visit Kanyakumari. The weather is very pleasant and favourable during this period of time. It does not go any higher than 35 degrees and does not fall below 15 degrees. There is no humidity in the atmosphere, and sea adds the chill and cool breeze to the weather. Monthly Weather in Kanyakumari Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 25 31 February 24 32 March 26 33 April 27 33 May 26 32 June 26 30 July 25 31 August 26 31 September 25 30 October 25 31 November 25 31 December 25 32

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