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Kerala Tourism Guide: Attractions of Kanyakumari

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

Kanyakumari is located at the southern most tip of India, meeting point of Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Kanyakumari is famous for its beaches, temples, sightseeing and tourist attraction points. Kanyakumari is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu, which is hub of South India temples, backwaters, beaches, ayurveda centers, spa and resorts where you can get amazing oil massage services. Kanyakumari is favored for cultural & heritage tourism, nature tourism, hill station tourism, monsoon tourism and honeymoon tourism. Tourist from different countries visits here to view awesome nature scenic view that is famous for eco tourism in India. Kanyakumari is ideal destination for nature lovers, adventure and honemooners. In India, Kanyakumari is the most visited destination by visitors because of its superb climate which 34.8°C during summer and 20.4°C during winters. Best season would be October to March to visit Kanyakumari. During full moon day, tourist will able to see the sun set and the moon rise over the ocean simultaneously. This is a major and unique attraction that you could not find anywhere else in India.

Attractions of Kanyakumari,

Kanyakumari Temple : This is one of the famous temple of Kanyakumari, dedicated to a manifestation of Parvati to obtain Lord Shiva's hand in marriage. Tourists from different countries visit here to take holy bathe at the Kumari Ghat. Timing of temple is from 4.30 to 11.30 am and from 5.30 to 8.30 pm daily.

Swami Vivekananda Memorial is also very famous, located on two rocky islands. This was built in 1970, when Swami Vivekananda is said to have sat in deep meditation. Tourist can easily reach to memorial with the help of boat service from 7 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 5 pm.

Padmanabhapuram : This remind the ancient time around 17th and 18th century where you will find fine murals of that time. It is one of the oldest fort and a pagoda-shaped palace in Kanyakumari. It is located between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum and close to the Kerala border. Apart from these Gandhi Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue are also among the tourist destinations of Kanyakumari.

If you are beach lover than Kolachal is one of the finest beaches of Tamil Nadu located between the Kanyakumari and Trivandrum. The beach in Kanyakumari is fairly rough and that do not offer sunbathe on soft golden sands. The seashore is rocky and dangerous so it is better to watch its beat itself against the rocks.

Kanyakumari is also famous for its fairs and festivals. Tourists during Navratri are always interested to play various games like garba, dandia-ras and also have awesome folk dance party and celebration. It is held in last week of October. Apart from Navratri, Chaitra Purnima Festival is also one of the famous festivals celebrated with the huge local pilgrimages, held in the first week of May. The Holy Annual Festival of the Roman Catholic Church is also one of the famous festivals celebrated on the fourth week of December. Souvenirs and handicraft products are the famous items to shop from Kanyakumari. Getting to Kanyakumari is not difficult task, Thiruvanathapuram is the nearest airport and if you are interested by rail ways then Tirunelvelli is the nearest railway junction and Kanyakumari is attach to all major cities and states of India by road.



Sep 16, 2011 8:55pm
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