Kanyakumari | Guide to Southern Tip of India

Kanyakumari is very popular as the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. You can easily observe the three different colors of water there. Its charm attracts a lot of travelers throughout the year. It is located at the southern tip of mainland India or at the tip of the Indian subcontinent. Kanyakumari being sea-facing town has everything that it appeals your heart towards it. It has many serene beaches, beautiful temples, and memorials where you can enjoy the stunning views of nature. The town has Vivekananda memorial and Swami Vivekananda Wandering Monk exhibition where you can learn about detailed wisdom by Vivekananda. There are many ashrams also where you can learn and practice yoga.
So if you are planning a trip to the south don’t forget to add this beautiful town to your list. Here is the list of some popular tourist places.
1. Vivekananda Memorial: It visiting time starts at 7 am and ends at 5 pm. If you are a traveler it is must to visit this place once. It is pinpointed at 400m offshore in Vavathurai area. It is also known as rock memorial as it is built on the rock on which Swami Vivekananda attained the enlightenment. These rocks are surrounded by the Laccadive Sea. It has two Mandapam that are Vivekananda Mandam and Shripada Mandapam (it is believed that it has the footprints of Goddess Kumari). Shripada Mandapam attracts the large no. of devotees and stunning views from this rock attracts the travelers.
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2. Kumari Amman Temple: Main temple of the town that notably bestowed to the name of the destination itself. A beautiful temple dedicated to Kanya (virgin girl) Goddess Kumari. A great no. of devotees visits here on a daily basis. Amazing sound of waves from the seas crashing can be heard easily accompanied by the stunning views around. There are many small beaches also in the shoreline of this temple.
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3. Gandhi Memorial: Opens from 7 am to 7 pm. It is beautifully structured in the Odishan styled temples which comprised the ideas of Hindu, Christian and Muslim architects. It is painted in red-cream combination. It is believed that it is the place where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi before plunged them into the sea. Although this is the place which attracts Historians or the people who are keen about history it is a place where you can enjoy the stunning view of the sunset.
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4. Kanyakumari Beach: Kanyakumari is also popular for the beaches that beautify the shoreline of the town. This beach is located at the great point where the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meets – Triveni Sangam. Here you can enjoy the beautiful Sunrises and sunsets. It looks like on the soft golden sand and glittering waters of the sea passionately kisses the horizon. The moment when you hear the sound of unruly waves hitting the rocks is really marvelous. The waves are strong enough that why travelers are not allowed to enter the water. Amid the blue waters of the sea, you can see the remarkable lighthouse. 
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5. Vivekanandapuram: It is just one km from the center of the town that serves as a great place for spiritual tourists. It is an ashram which caters a lot of yoga courses by being a resident of the ashram only. Here you can learn about the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and rejuvenate yourself while traveling.
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Places to stay: Just 1.2km away there are popular hotels like The Seashore Hotel, The Gopiniwas Grand and Hotel Sea View.

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Famous Food: Kothu (Minced Parotta) Appam. Pazha Sarbath. Aval (Beaten Rice) Semiya (Vermicelli) Payasam. Pazha Bajji. Maravazhi Kilangu (Tapioca Cassava) with Fish. Banana Chips is a popular snack.
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Best time to visit: From October to February weather remains calm and pleasant. 

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Shopping: You can buy good quality of clothes here. Near Kanyakumari beach, there are markets from where you can buy souvenirs that refreshes the memories of your great trip later. Thovalai also is known as the “place of fragrance” is a market of flowers.
Kanyakumari is much more beyond your expectations. It is a great blend of beaches, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries where you can enjoy a boat ride, trekking and river bathing. It is the only place in India where you can enjoy the Sunset and Moonrise at the same time, in opposite directions, on Full moon day.

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