India, the seventh largest country, is famous for its abundance in culture and tradition. It is also marked with diversity in topography with mountains and the sea, which gives the country a distinct geographical entity. Northern side is bounded by Great Himalayas. Both the west and east side is bordered by sea, with Arabian sea on the west and Bay of Bengal on the east. The south side is known for its uniqueness where the Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal mingle with Indian ocean. The land that is located in southern most tip of India where this seas amalgamation take place, is none other than Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin.
, an important pilgrim center, is famous for its beach and outstanding sunrise, sunset and moon rise, over the sea especially on full moon days and for its vast green stretches of paddy fields, rich forests, coconut groves and mineral sands. The beach itself is exuberant with its multi-colored sand. There is no opportunity to sunbath on delicate golden sands and to play in the waves, as the seashore is rocky and dangerous. One can only stay-off on the rocks. There is a man-made wall running along the beach. The lighthouse near the beach gives a panoramic view of the sea. One can also watch the sunrise and sunset from Murugan Kundram hill top 3 km away from Kanyakumari. It is really exciting to watch the waves when they beat itself against the rocks and then subside, before it attain itself fon a new attack.
You may also purchase a variety of handicraft articles items made from sea shells and palm leaf, and even colored sea-sand.
Prime attractions of Kanyakumari are Vivekananda rock a stone which is rising out to the sea, where Swami Vivekananda spend a whole night in a deep meditation. For memorial to him, the rock now houses a statue of Vivekananda. Thiruvalluar statue with 133 feet height There is a sangam Spot, which is the meeting point of three oceans. This is a bathing ghats also. Kumari amman temple, Temple of Goddess Bhagavathy , Gandhi Mandap, temple at Suchindram are also famous tourist destinations near kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari is flocked by millions of tourists every year to watch its serene beauty. Kanyakumari is bounded by Thirunelveli district of Tamilnadu and by Kerala state.
Air : The nearest airport is Thiruvanathapuram in Kerala state, which is 87 Km from Kanyakumari.
Rail : The nearest railway station are Kanyakumari junction and Nagarcoil junction, which is connected by train service with all Indian cities.