Popular tourist destination in India-Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari is one of the popular tourist destination in India. It is believed that long back virgin goddess went on meditation at this place following which the place got the name as 'kanyakumari'. This is located at the southern most tip of India. Large number of domestic as well as foreign tourists visits Kanyakumari. There are huge number of lodges for providing shelter for huge number of visitors. We can get lodges on various rates such as low budget lodges charging Rs 500/-, medium budget lodges charging around 800/- -1200/-per room and luxury hotels charging more than 2500 per room per day.
Vivekananda Rock a popular tourist attraction
Visiting Vivekananda Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari is the first priority for all tourists who are visiting kanyakumari. The rock is around or less than 1km distance from the mainland.
A ferry boat is deployed into the service of transporting tourists to the rock and getting them back. There is a counter where we all have to purchase a ticket which costs Rs 20/- for an adult and Rs 10/- for a children. It is an astonishing factor all tourists stand in queue to get ticket and in the same way they wait for their turn. No irregularity in the set up is noticed so far. After sailing for 15 minutes from mainland we disembark into the holy rock. As landing on the rock you have to purchase entry ticket of Rs10/- per head from the counter opened there for the cause. The view from the rock towards all four direction is awesome. One cannot describe his or her feeling of enjoyment from their inner heart. It is the place where Arabian sea, Indian ocean and Bay of Bengal merging into one ocean. On visiting the holy rock one can feel so light and free from all burden. There is a room for meditation, where the visitors can perform meditation. Making the mind calm and to attach with the soul one should do meditation. The boat trip is fully subject to the weather condition. During rough weather condition the ferry temporarily get suspended till getting normal weather.
Thiruvalluvar Statue most tourist attraction
The one more tourist attraction is the spectacular giant statue of 'Saint Thiruvalluvar'. He is the great poet in the Tamil literature. The collection of his poem called Thirukural. There are 1330 poem subdivided into 133 chapters each containing 10 poem. Then chief minister of Tamil Nadu Kalaigner. Karunanidhi installed the statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar on 1st January, 2000 for the accolade of the great poet Saint Thiruvalluvar. The statue was made 133 feet height to mark his contribution of 133 chapters of Thirukural. A hall under the statue was made to accommodate all Tamil literature. Any tourist visiting valluvar rock can read the books to find his major contribution in the field of Tamil Literature.
Sunrise and Sunset view of Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari is much famous for its sunrise and sunset. We can see the sunrise with our naked eye coming out of the ocean like a red hot iron ball and in the similar manner dipping of the same hot iron red ball. Every morning around at 5am all tourists assemble near the seashore to witness the beauty of sunrise and in the same way sunset too. It is very interesting moment of enjoying the sunrise, lot of people find gathering with their cameras, cellphones and many more sophisticated electronic equipments. You can see some professional photographers on the spot for taking snap on payment. This is really most interesting and enchanting moment.
How to reach Kanyakumari
There is a regular trip of bus as well as train trips from all major cities of Tamilnadu and from the capitals of other state of India. Apart from these, we have lot of tour operators around the state who are trying to offer packaged tour to the tourists. There are straight bus from Chennai, Madurai, Trichi, Rameshwaram, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram and many more. Similarly, we have train trip from Egmore, chennai to Kanyakumari connecting all major cities of Tamil Nadu. So, reaching Kanyakumari is not at all a problem for strangers. Here at Kanyakumari, the people speak Hindi Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu so, there is no problem over language.
Distance to reach kanyakumari
Bangalore 700 km
Chennai 710 km
Vijayawada 1180 km
Hyderabad 1260 km
Visakhapatnam 1530 km
Nagpur 1840 km
Pune 1940 km
Mumbai 2140 km
Bhopal 2230 km
Coimbatore 510 km