Saturday, November 10, 2012

Kanyakumari Tourism, Tourist Places & Travel Guide | Kanyakumari Rock Memorial Tour | Kanyakumari Popular Tourist Destinations | Thiruvalluvar Statue

Kanyakumari formerly known as Cape Comorin, is a town in Kanyakumari District in the State of Tamil Nadu in India. Kanyakumari lies at the southernmost tip of mainland India (the southernmost tip of India as a whole being Indira Gandhi Point in Andaman and Nicobar Islands). The closest major cities are Nagercoil, the administrative headquarters of Kanyamumari District, (22 km (14 mi)) and Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala (88 km (55 mi)). The town is a popular tourist destination. Kanyakumari takes its name from the Hindu goddess Kanyakumari (also called kumair Amman). Her temple stands on the seashore, where the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal meet the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is the place having religious background and some astonishing natural spots for vacations. Southern India is unique with ample of religious and historical places covered with the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari is the place where three different seas are getting united.

The exuberant view such as sunrise and sunset is special thing to watch in Kanyakumari. The big beaches allow an unlimited tourist to enjoy the waves of sea and beautiful beaches. The sands at such beaches are unique with multicolor. With enormous tourist reaching this spot every year makes it a different Indian tourist place, particularly for such people love nature. Kanyakumari is also famous because it is the end location of India where the India ends their land limit. The next land destination after Kanyakumari is Sri Lanka and because of such a thing Kanyakumari is having lots of importance for Indians.

Tourist attraction at Kanyakumari:

Kanyakumari Bagavathiamman Temple: the shrine where worship of Goddess Durga is performed is Kanyakumari 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 and has given to the world 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 place is must visit for the tourists.

Rock Memorial: Swami Vivekananda memorial is also exclusive spot for a tourist in Kanyakumari. As its name implies, it is essentially a sacred monument, built by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee  in year 1970 to commemorate the visit of Swamy Vivekananda to “Shripada Parai” for deep meditation and enlightenment.. The big statue of Tamil writer Thiruvallur is also special thing to watch in this memorial.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial: The place has been associated with great men like Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi in whose names memorials have been here. They are very beautiful and add to the attraction of this place. 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. Mahatma Gandhi toured to Kanyakumari in 1925 and spends his valuable time at this place. Constructed period of this commemorative plaque is 1952.

Government Museum: Positioned on the Gandhi Road, government museum was constructed in 1991. The Government Museum, situated on the Beach Road offers a good collection of sculptured artifacts and crafts of South Indian Temples and is one of the “Must See” places in Kanyakumari.

Vattakottai Fort: Vattakottai Fort (or 'Circular Fort') is a seaside fort near Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu the southern tip of India. It was built in the 18th century as a coastal defence-fortification and barracks in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom. The fort is made of granite blocks and, today, a part of the fort extends into the sea.

Padmanabha Puram Palace: A well-known palace of Kanyakumari is located close to Thuckalay. Thuckalay is the small town of near Kanyakumari spread in just 4 kms. The fort which was built with mud originally was dismantled and reconstructed with granite by Maharaja Marthanda Varma. The height of the walls varies from 15’ to 24’ according to the inclination of the ground. The hills of Veli are natural spot for a tourist where the greenery and enjoyable view are available.

Kanyakumari is the small town which can effortlessly be covered by visiting tourists. Spending moment of life could be amazing at this place. Some other tourist destinations are Thiruvalluvar Statue, Lord Datta Temple, Suchindram, Panchappathi, Nagercoil, Udayagiri Fort, Mathur Hanging Trough, Wax museum, Chitharal Jain Monuments, Thirunandikkara temple, Thengapattinam Beach, Olakaruvi waterfalls, Keeriparai, Kodhayar, Pechiparai Reservoir, Thiruparrapu Falls, Muttom, Sanguthurai Beach and Mukkudal reservoir. These all spots are special and available for tourist all time.

Reaching to Kanyakumari:

By Air: The nearest Airport is Trivandrum which is properly connected with International Airport. It is just 87 km away from the city Kanyakumari. Trivandrum is also linked with major cities through domestic airlines.

By Train: Kanyakumari is the junction which means the big rail network is available to reach this place. Trivandrum Central is another big station allied to almost every part of India.

By Bus: The are numerous bus services are accessible from Kanyakumari to various other big cities of India. TNRTC (Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation) buses are available to reach Kanyakumari.