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Kanyakumari – The Southernmost Point of India

By: Akshatha

Kanyakumari was earlier called as 'Cape Comorin' by British. This southernmost point of India is a blend of pilgrimage and tourism.

Kanyakumari is the meeting point of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Tourism in Kanyakumari has increased due to its sea coast and temples. The breathtaking view of sunset in Kanyakumari is a famous attraction for tourists.

People often travel from Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari as a pilgrimage. The popular Devi Kanya temple, Kalabhairava temple, Nagaraja temple in Nargarcoil and Thanumalayan temple are the religious places to visit in Kanyakumari.

Other popular attractions include: Thiruvalluvar Statue, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Memorial, Tsunami Memorial Park, Our Lady of Ransom Church and Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument. Kanyakumari with its religious significance and tourist attractions is a must visit place.

Let us tour around the Southermost tip of India!

Kanyakumari
  

Kanyakumari

A view of Thiruvallvar Statue and the Vivekananda Rock
Photo Courtesy: Ravivg5

Thiruvalluvar Statue
  

Thiruvalluvar Statue

A view of the Statue at night
Photo Courtesy: Infocaster 

Gandhi Memorial
  

Gandhi Memorial

Gandhi Memorial built in the North Indian temple architecture
Photo Courtesy: Jones

Bhagavathy Amman Temple
  

Bhagavathy Amman Temple

Kanyakumari temple with the background of Indian Ocean
Photo Courtesy: Parvathisri

Periacaud Beach
  

Periacaud Beach

A serene view of the beach
Photo Courtesy: Gladsondaniel002

Sunrise at Kanyakumari
  

Sunrise at Kanyakumari

A pleasant view in the early morning
Photo Courtesy:  Infocaster

Light House
  

Light House

Light house near the beach
Photo Courtesy: PP Yoonus

Our Lady Ransom Church
  

Our Lady Ransom Church

Church facing the sea
Photo Courtesy: Julian Nitzsche

Vattakottai Fort
  

Vattakottai Fort

Vattakottai Fort is the highest point adjacent to the sea.
Photo Courtesy: Rohith1729

Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Vivekananda rock in Vavathurai: the southermost tip.
Photo Courtesy: Nikhil B

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