Kanyakumari Travel Guide

Kanyakumari is located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. After seeing the dhaval peaks of the Himalaya, decorated with crown on India’s head, the desire to see the end of Bharat Bhoomi emerges in every celebration. Located on the southernmost point of India’s Land, Kanyakumari is not only a city but also a major tourist destination of native foreign tourists. Due to being at the end of the countries map, most people wish to see it.

Kanyakumari has been under the rule of great rulers of South India, Chol, Cher and Pandya. The princes' prints are visible on the monuments here. This place is a meeting point of a bay, an ocean. It is surrounded by immense watershed the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea in the west and the Indian Ocean in the south east of this site. By coming here every person has the philosophy of the infinite nature of nature. Mother Goddess Bhagwati is present in the form of Kumari on this divine land of confluence of Sagar-Triad. This holy place has been praised by foreign tourists by the analogy of 'Alexandria of East'. It seems as if the civilization had already begun in the beginning. The British had called this site 'Cape Comorin'. Due to being very close to Thiruvananthapuram, it is generally understood that the city is located in the state of Kerala, but Kanyakumari is actually a special tourist destination in the state of Tamil Nadu.

History of Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari has been under the rule of great rulers of South India, Chol, Cher and Pandya. The princes' prints are visible on the monuments here. The name of this place is a mythological legend behind Kanyakumari falling. It is said that Lord Shiva boasted Asur Baanasuran that he would not be killed by anyone except a virgin girl. King Bharat, who ruled India in ancient times, had eight daughters and a son. Bharat divided his empire into nine equal parts and gave it to his children. The South part got its daughter Kumari. Kumari was considered to be the incarnation of Shakti Devi. Kumari ruled efficiently on this part of south India. His wish was that he married Shiva. For this he worshiped them. Shiva was also persuaded to marry and preparations for marriage were going on. But Narada Muni wanted that Baanasuran be killed in the hands of a virgin. Due to this marriage of Shiva and Goddess Kumari was not possible. Meanwhile, when Banasuran came to know about the beauty of the Kumari, he proposed marriage to Kumari. Kumari said that if she defeats her in the war, she will marry him. There was a war between the two and Banasuran received death. In the memory of Kumari, this place of South India is called Kanyakumari. It is believed that the preparations for the marriage of Shiv and Kumari got converted into a colorful sand.

An Insight into Kanyakumari Tourism

Places to Visit in Kanyakumari

Kumari Amman Temple: Kumari Amman temple is situated on the beach. The main entrance of the temple opens only on special occasions, so devotees have to enter through the northern gate. There is a small gopuram of this gate. The present temple surrounded by about 10 feet high, was built during the reign of Pandya kings.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial: Because of the confluence of the three seas, our end of earth is a holy place. Therefore, a portion of the bone remains of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was also flown at the sea level. On the beach where their bone was given to the folk at the darshan, there is a beautiful monument which is called the Gandhi Mandap. Pictures of important events related to Gandhiji's message and his life are displayed in the pavilion. Under the memorial dome, the place is in the form of a back, where the urn was placed. This craftsmanship is amazing that every year, on 2nd October, on the Birthday of Gandhiji, the rays of the sun fall directly on the back of the roof. The Mani Pavilion is located near the Gandhi Mandap. This is a memorial of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Kamaraj. Saint Mary Church of Kanyakumari is also a scenic spot. Its tall building also comes from the boat coming from Vivekananda Memorial.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial: A pavilion appears on the other side of the ocean rising from the rock. This pavilion is actually Vivekananda rock memorial. In 1892 Swami Vivekananda visited Kanyakumari. One day they swam and reached this huge rock. After the sadhana in this deserted place, he received a vision of achieving the goal of life and achieving the goal. The experience of Vivekananda's experience came to the whole world, because shortly after that he went to participate in the Chicago conference. He took the name of India by participating in this conference. In order to make their immortal messages come true, in 1970, a grand memorial building was built on that large rock.

Thiruvalluvar statue: Two rocks are seen in the middle at some distance from the ocean coast. One of these rocks situated in the southeast attracts a huge image on the rock, the attraction of tourists. That is the statue of a famous Tamil saint poet Thiruvalluvar. The modern sculpture was prepared by the hard work of 5000 craftsmen. Its height is 133 feet, which is a symbol of the 133 chapters of Thiruvakural, a poem by Thiruvalluvar.

Nagraj temple: Nagercoil city is 8 kilometers from Sukirtham. This city is famous for the Nagraj temple. This temple is built on the spot. This temple looks like the Buddhist monastery of China's architectural style. The idol of Nagraj in the temple is located in the basal. Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are also present here with Nag Devta. On the pillars of the temple, a statue of Jain Tirthankar is seen as a masonry. Nagercoil is a small business city. Therefore, there are all types of facilities available here.

How to Reach Kanyakumari

How to reach Kanyakumari by Air: Kanyakumari's nearest airport is in Thiruvananthapuram. There are direct flights from there to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai.

How to reach Kanyakumari by Train : Kanyakumari is connected by rail to Jammu, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam. This journey from Delhi is 60 hours, 74 hours from Jammu-Tawi, 48 hours from Mumbai and two and a half hours from Thiruvananthapuram.

How to reach Kanyakumari by Road : Regular bus services are available for Kanyakumari from Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Madurai, Rameswaram etc.

Demographics of Kanyakumari

The population of Kanyakumari is 18,70,374, according to the 2011 census of Kanyakumari District with 1,684 sq km area. The men were 926,345; Women are 944,029. Population growth (2001 - 2011) has risen to 11.60%. The density of population is 1.111 per person per square kilometer area. The sex ratio is 1000 men and 1019 females. The average literacy rate is 91.75%. Literacy among men is 93.65%; Women's literacy is 89.90%. The population of six people is 1,82,350.

Best Time to Visit Kanyakumari

This is a coastal city, therefore monsoon has a lot of influence here. Therefore, it is not suitable to roam around mid-mid-September. The rest can come here in every season.

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