Kanyakumari

Location : Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Famous For : Spectacular Sunrises And Sunsets
Main Attractions : Vivekananda Rock And The Sangam

At the southern- most tip of India, Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) lies at a tri-juction of waters where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet. A rocky lagoon lies at the meeting point of waters.  Uproar raised by the clashing waters and striking the rocky lagoon from all the directions is both enchanting and awe inspiring.

The Beach  
The beach presents a unique sight with a long of multi-coloured sand. However, the beach is not safe sunbath.  The seashore is rocky and dangerous with a manmade wall running along.  People are warned to stay off the rocks and the policemen are posted to prevent any body prone to indulge in the misadventure because the rocks looking high enough to climb may get inundated instantly.

The Sangam
Sangam is the meeting point of the three major bodies of water - the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is a bathing ghat (place).  It is located on sort of lagoon formed  on the meeting point of waters on the shore by a series of rocks. Steps are formed on the cluster of rocks leading into the turbulent sea water.

Vivekananda's Rock
Kanyakumari is a huge rock rising out of the sea at a point where the three huge water bodies strike this mighty rock  from all  direction and mingle together.  It is believed Swamy Vivekananda used to swim through this most turbulent stretch of the sea water to reach this rock and used to meditate there in a secluded rock.  Swamy Vivekanand was the founder of latest Hindu Sect that is rational and discards idol worship and caste system associated with Hindu religion.  The worship in Arya Samaj is confined to performing Havana.  So, this rock is named Vivekanand rock.  His statute stands there on the rock.  Besides Vivekanand Memorial, a temple is also located there.

This is the most crowed pilgrimage destination.   In addition,  the sight of roads waters all around the rock is enchanting and is is sure to leave a permanent imprint on the mind.

How to Reach
Air : The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (80-km), which is well connected with national and International flights. From Thiruvananthapuram one can take a taxi or bus to Kanyakumari.
Rail : Kanyakumari is well connected by train services with all the places in India. Superfast trains connect the southern most railhead of India with northern cities like Jammu and Delhi. Intercity trains are running from almost all the southern cities.
Road : Kanyakumari is connected by regular bus services with Chennai, Pondicherry, Bangalore, Trichy, Madurai, Mandapam (Rameshwaram), Nagercoil, Tuticorin, Tiruchendur, Tiruvelveli, Trivandrum, etc. Town bus service, tourist taxis and auto rickshaws are available.

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