Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans - the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is a famous Hindu pilgrim center. It is also well-known for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the meeting point of three oceans. The multicolored sand is a unique feature of the beach here. Vivekananda rock is the most famous attraction here, a rock out in the sea where Swami Vivekananda meditated. Gandhi Mandapam and Vattakottai fort are some of the other popular attractions.
Kanyakumari takes its name from the Hindu Goddess Kanyakumari and many legends and mythological tales are associated with the place. It is known as a great center for art and religion for centuries. The region was ruled by many dynasties over the centuries and the historic temples in the area carry their architectural heritage till this day.
Kanyakumari was a trade hub in the ancient times. Several dynasties have ruled the region in different periods of time. In modern times, the kings of Travancore ruled over the region under British authority before India gained independence and Travancore became a part of the independent India.
Thiruvananthapuram in the neighboring state of Kerala is the nearest airport and caters to regular domestic and international flights. Kanyakumari can be easily reached by bus or train from Thiruvananthapuram. Kanyakumari is also well connected by train to most major cities in India.
The confluence of Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea yields one of the most beautiful and breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset in Kanyakumari. Vivekanada Memorial and Kanyakumari Temple are among the most popular attractions in Kanyakumari. St Xavier Church, a four centuries old church, Lord Subramania Temple and Guganathaswamy Temple are among the religious places of interest in and around the city. Vivekananda Rock, located around hundred meters from the shore is a popular tourist attraction. The rock features two Mandaps one of which belongs to Swami Vivekananda and the other belonging to a Holy Foot. The Holy Foot is believed to be the footprint of Goddess Kumari, who as per legends stood on this rock on one leg to perform Tapasya. Ferry service is available from the mainland to the rock.
Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument, Thiruvalluvar Statue and Vivekanandapuram are some of the other notable attractions.
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