Guest Post by Ashley Armstrong
At the southernmost part of India is Kanyakumari, a place of scenic beauty and breath taking architecture. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. It is the perfect place to see sunrise and also to observe the waters of Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea getting combined into the Indian Ocean. The beauty of this place lies in its wealthy cultural heritage, ancient temples, multi-colored sands and dramatic sunsets and sunrises.
Most people travel to India for Medical attentions e.g. bypass surgery which is relatively cheap in India. Some visit India for Yoga; others to experience the majestic beauty of its beaches. Kanyakumari is one place where you can find all this attractions. Depicting the rich culture of the region, Kanyakumari temples are well-known for its architectural magnificence. Among the popular tourist places in Kanyakumari are Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Memorial, Kanyakumari beach and Kumari Amman Temple.
Beaches in Kanyakumari
The beach in Kanyakumari is a spectacular natural beauty and attracts thousands of visitors every year. It is strategically situated at the confluence of the three seas – Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. The beach which is characterized by multi-colored sand is a beautiful sight to behold. There is also a lighthouse from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean. The Kanyakumari Temple or the Kumar Amman, located on the shoreline, has been committed to the manifestation of Parvati
The Vivekananda Rock
Kanyakumari is renowned world over for its Vivekananda rock which is a gigantic stone mounting out of the sea. It is believed that; this is the place/stone where Swami Vivekananda prayed and meditated and is therefore considered a holy place among the followers of Vivekananda. Here the wave’s pounder furiously against the rocks and the sea is almost always rough.
Kanyakumari’s rich and mixed culture is reflected in its building, art and even in its cuisine. The name Kanyakumari was derived from Kanyakumari temple which is majestically located at the confluence of the three oceans. Other famous temple here are the Temple of the Goddess Bhagavathi, Kumari Amman temple etc.
This sea side fort was built in 18th century by the Travancore kingdom with the aim of providing defense to the coastal region. The fort has rectangle shape and covers an area of approximately three and half acres. The walls are 25 to 26ft high
Things to do
With all these attractive features, you can be sure of having a wonderful time in Kanyakumari. There are plenty of fun things to do here. For instance, you can relax and unwind at the beaches in Kovalam and Kanyakumari or you can also visit Kerala (a nearby town) for oil massage or Ayurveda massage and yoga. You can also choose this place for medical tourism particularly for cardiac related issues. It also has numerous medical colleges
Kanyakumari is one of the most magnificent places in the world that offers incredible sightseeing opportunities to tourist. Blessed with ideal climate, Kanyakumari is one place that you can visit anytime of the year. It is also blessed with many hidden treasures that you can explore. Apply for your ESTA today and get to experience the wonders of this place.