A Tourist's Guide to Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari is at the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula and is also called Cape Comorin. A popular tourist place in India, the town and the district, Kanyakumari District, in which it is located, is a place of great natural beauty - from the blue seas of Kanyakumari town to the blue hills of the Western Ghats in the interior. (Under wikipedia GNU)
The Kanyakumari district was one of the worst affected districts in the Tsunami that ravaged the coasts of various countries in South and South East Asia, on 26th Dec 2004.
Places often frequented by Tourists in Kanyakumari:
Gandhi Memorial: The beautiful Gandhi Memorial completed in 1956, is situated as a memorial to the Father of the Nation. An urn of Mahatma Gandhi was kept here for public to pay homage before immersion.Text Box:
Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial: the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda spent days in meditation upon a rock off of the coast. This is a memorial built in his honor and is accessible via ferry.
Kumari Amman Temple: Kanyakumari derives its name from from Goddess Kanyakumari Amman, the presiding deity of the area. The most prominent temple, the Kumari Amman, is dedicated to the goddess Parvathi as a virgin.
Thiruvalluvar Statue: Thiruvalluvar is the immortal poet of Tamil Nadu who wrote philosophical Thirukkural. The memorial statue of Thiruvalluvar is in Kanyakumari. The pedestal of the statue is of 38 feet height and the statue over it is 95 feet tall with a grand total of 133 feet for the entire sculpture. The 3 tier pedestal known as Atharapeedam is surrounded by an artistic Mandapa known as Alankara Mandapam with 38 feet height. Surrounding the Alankara Mandapa stand 10 elephant statues signifying 8 directions with earth and space down.
Nearby Tourist spots:
The nearest airport from Kanyakumari is situated at Trivandrum about 80 kms away. It is directly connected with Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, and Chennai by regular flights. Kanyakumari is well connected by rail to major parts of the country. Kanyakumari is connected to Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, and Mumbai by broad-gauge railway network. Kanyakumari is connected by road to Trivandrum (86 km), Nagarkoil (19 km), Tirunelvelli (91 km), Tiruchendur (89 km), Tuticorin (129 km), Rameshwaram (300 km), Courtallam (130 km), Madurai (242 km), Thekkady (358 km), Kodaikanal (362 km), Palani (370 km), Ootacamund (576 km), Cochin (309 km), and Coimbatore (478 km). For local transportation there are tourist vehicles and intercity trains, running from almost all the southern cities.
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