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Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 | 0 comments

Cape Comorin

Kanniyakumari

Cape Comorin is popularly known as Kanyakumari and it is situated at the southernmost tip of India. This is a place of high religious importance but from a travel perspective, you’ll be surprised to find much more than you expected. The Cape is the meeting point between the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal, and is separated from Sri Lanka by the Gulf of Mannar.

The Vivekananda Rock Memorial, one of the most famous monument in Kanyakumari, is a popular tourist destination. This memorial rock is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest spiritual teachers of India in the 20th century. According to legend, this was where he had gone into deep meditation and saw the past, present, and future of India. It was also the place where he achieved salvation and his soul left his body at the age of 39 while he was deep in meditation. From the Cape, you can hire a boat to get to the Memorial Rock. During sunset, the Memorial Rock is always jam-packed with tourists trying to get the best vantage point form which to enjoy and capture the sunset.

The best time to visit Kanyakumari is from November to March, the time of the returning monsoons. The weather will neither be hot or humid and most of the days will be partly cloudy with cool wind. Cape Comorin is a popular destination for local domestic tourists on a one day trip, but I urge you to spend a little more time here and enjoy the serene beauty of India’s southern-most tip!

Experience: There are multiple scenic spots to be visited in Kanyakumari, the first stop would be the Vivekanada memorial center, which is a separated island and need to be visited by a ferry which cost 34rs for general and 134rs for special entry. The hall is too good and very good ambiance. There is a Kovalam beach in Kanyakumari where you can have the long beach walk and sunset can be viewed from this spot. There is Sachidanadam temple which is 15km from Kanyakumari which is also a good place to visit.  –  Karthick Rao

 

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