TOUR TO KANYAKUMARI
Kanyakumari is placed at the southern viewpoint of the Indian subcontinent. With an area of 1672 square kilometers, Kanyakumari is 1.29% of total volume of Tamil Nadu. The name is written in the district of Kanyakumari, in the official record in harmony with the pronunciation of the name of the district in Tamil language. The region is bounded by Tirunelveli district in the north and east. The boundary of the south-east is the Gulf of Mannar. In the south and southwest, the limitations are the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. In the west and northwest is bound by Kerala.
The small temple dedicated to Kanyakumari, or the juvenile form of primitive energy Shakti (Mother Goddess) is located on the coast, the city known by the same name. Kanyakumari was described to by the British like Cape Commorin. Kanyakumari is the situated where the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda spent days in deliberation upon a rock at sea. A monument built in his respect is reachable by ferry. There is a innovative structure in memory of Tiruvalluvar, the author of the philosophical work Tirukkural – a exposition on the Indian way of life.
The Kanyakumari district was one of the areas most affected by the tsunami devastated the coastlines of several countries in South Asia and the December 26, 2004.
Kanyakumari is the southernmost summit of peninsular India and the gathering point of three oceans of the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.
How to arrive at Kanyakumari by Air: The airport is Thiruvanathapuram which is 80 km. It has two terminals, domestic and international. In Thiruvanathapuram, take a cab or bus to Kanyakumari.
Driving Directions Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari has a good network of roads that connect major cities in South India and Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Pondicherry, Trivandrum and so on. Tourist taxis and rickshaws are available for travel to Kanyakumari.
PLACES TO VISIT IN KANYAKUMARI
Kumari Amman Temple
Kumari Amman Temple devoted to Goddess Parvati Devi Kanya (Virgin Goddess) is an important holy place here.
Temple of Goddess Bhagavathi:
Goddess Bhagavathi Temple Kanyakumari is attractively located at the meeting of three seas – the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Originally built by Pandya, was later extended by Nayak. The image of the goddess in the sanctuary appears serene and benevolent. The eastern entry of the position of worship, overlooking the Bay of Bengal is opened only five times a year.
Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial:
The tombstone was shaped for the night of December 25, 1892, when Swami Vivekananda visited Kanyakumari pilgrimage to the rock and swam in the sea and spent the night in deep meditation to memorialize. Only after that, determined to serve his country and to extend the message of Vedanta.
It confirms the place where the urn containing the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was kept at the public before its contents are immersed in the three seas. Built as a solitary holy place in Oriya construction lies in the fact that on 2 October, Gandhi’s birthday, the sun’s rays fall on the place where his ashes were kept.
One of the famous temples of Kannyakumari Vaishnav, Alvar Tirunagari temple is one of the nine harmonic by the Holy Namalvar. It is said that the saint attained enlightenment under a tree with roots here. It is devoted to Lord Adinath and the musical instrument worn in the temple festival is called here Nadaswaram stone.
A 6 km from the city, Vattakottai is a 18 century fortress overlooking the sea They like to swim and bathe in the sea can come here, if the sea here is calm and suitable for swimming.
Fountain at Kanniyakumari
Kanyakumari district, located at the southern tip of peninsular India, is famous for its majestic mountains, pristine beaches, crystal clear rivers and meandering streams. The district has a scent of architecture civilization and ethnicity of the neighboring countries of Kerala is assorted with the rich deep traditions, culture and structural design of Tamil Nadu.
Thiruvalluvar is the everlasting writer of Tamil Nadu and has known to the world Thirukkural. The memorial statue of Thiruvalluvar is in Kanyakumari. The base of the statue is 38 meters high and the image is about 95 meters high with a total of 133 meters from the whole sculpture. The pedestal level of three known Atharapeedam is surrounded by an art known as Kara alan mandapa Mandapam with 38 feet high. Throughout the Kara mandapa alan elephant statues stand 10 which means 8 directions with earth and the space below. The father of Sri. Rama, the superman of Ramayana was called Dasaratha as he could see from the ten directions. For tourists to worship the holy feet of Thiruvalluvar the 140 steps were built in the mandapa
These are some imp tourist attractions I visited with my friends stayed in a hotel three days