Kanyakumari: The beautiful end of India

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Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu. During Britishers rule, Kanyakumari is also known as Cape Comorin. It is a place where the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian ocean meet. Kanya Kumari is a beautiful tourist place that attracts travellers to its beaches, temples, paddy fields, coconut trees, and wonderful weather.

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Kanya Devi Temple, Kanyakumari
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Spirituals believed that place got its name after Kanya Devi, an avatar of Goddess Parvati, who wished to marry Lord Shiva and penance there but never married. Kanya Devi is now worshiped as a virgin goddess who blesses her devotees. Kumari Amman Temple (also known as Arulmigu Bhagavathy Amman Temple) is dedicated to Goddess Kanya Kumari and every year celebrations are held during Navratri in October.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial is the most iconic monument to be seen during the Kanyakumari visit. It is dedicated to the great philosopher Swami Vivekananda who used to meditate here. To reach the rock memorial, travellers have to take the ferry as it is surrounded by sea from all sides.

Thiruvalluvar Statue
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Another remarkable statue that attracts tourists is a towering statue of the great Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar. It is 133 feet high and took 20 years to complete.

For the watchers of sunrise and sunset, Kanya Kumari is the best place as they can enjoy Sunrise and sunset both at the same time, particularly during full moon night.

It is considered as a beautiful Hindu pilgrim centre as three powerful water bodies meet here known to be Triveni Sangam. People believed a dip in the water will wash away all sins and provide liberation from the cycle of rebirth.

Thirparappu Falls
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Apart from all the monuments and temples, Kanya Kumari is a destination where you can enjoy waterfalls. Thirparappu falls, the Courtallam Falls and the Olakaruvi falls are some of the waterfalls where tourists can enjoy their leisure time.

Travelers can visit Kanyakumari as it has a pleasant climate throughout the year due to its proximity to the sea.

Seema Jain

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