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Located at the southernmost tip of the mainland territory of India, Kanyakumari is a beautiful tourist destination visited by a huge of domestic as well as international tourists. This charming city lays at the confluence of three seas, namely, the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The city has got its name from the Hindu Goddess Kanyakumari (also known as Devi Kanya / Kumari Amman) whose temple is built at the seashore of this town. Goddess Kanyakumari is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva’s wife Parvati and therefore, it is a famous as well as pious place for devotees who come here and take bathe in the sacred waters to wash off all their sins.

Due to its unique geographical location, Kanyakumari is a renowned place to capture stunning shots of sunrises and sunsets, especially on the full moon day. The view of moon is just truly awe-inspiring on the Chitra Pournami (which falls on the full moon day in April), when an observer can witness the sun and moon at the same horizon (right on face to face). Besides, one can always enjoy the tranquil beaches and serene waters of the three seas.

How to Reach Kanyakumari?

Kanyakumari can be reached all three types of transports, i.e. Roadways, Airways (airline) and Railways.

Airways: The closest airport (which is about 87 km away) to Kanyakumari is Trivandrum International Airport (in Kerala state). From airport, it takes around two hours by train, bus or taxi.

Railways: Kanyakumari has its own Railway head; therefore, people coming from train can de-board at Kanyakumari Junction or the Nagarcoil Junction.

Roadways: Apart from the two other modes, Kanyakumari can be reached through local transport buses which can be availed from three bus terminus namely, Christopher Bus Stand, Central and Express Bus Stand, and Anna Bus Stand. Besides all, one can avail other modes of travelling too like, taxis, tourist cabs, auto rickshaws etc.

Few popular tourist places of Kanyakumari are:

Kanyakumari Temple (Kumari Amman Temple)

Devoted to the Hindu Goddess Devi Kanyakumari (a goddess believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva’s wife, Parvati), it is an outstanding temple situated in Kanyakumari. According to local beliefs, it is mentioned that the deity of Devi Kanyakumari is the protector of India’s all shores’. Another major highlight of this temple is the shining diamond on the deity’s nose ring, which is believed to shine out to the sea. The temple overlooks the famous beach of Kanyakumari and is visited over thousands of devotees every day. But, it is to be noted that entry to this temple is restricted to Hindus only.

Our Lady of Ransom Church

Sited right at the shoreline of Bay of Bengal, Our Lady of Ransom Church is an over 100 year old church, which is dedicated to Mother Mary. In addition, this church is known as amongst the most stunning churches of India. The church appears truly shining against the backdrop of the sunny blue sky.

Vivekananda Memorial

Located about 500 meters away from the mainland, Vivekananda Memorial is amongst the most appealing places to visit in Kanyakumari town. This memorial is built on one of two rocks divided between a distances of about 70 meters. It was established in year 1970. According to popular beliefs, the great philosopher Swami Vivekananda had meditated on the rocks in quest of enlightenment and therefore, the memorial is built here.

Besides these, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Mathur Hanging Trough / Bridge, Kanyakumari Beach, Sitharal Jain Monuments, Thiruparrapu Falls Olakaruvi Falls, are some of the other popular attractions to be visited in Kanyakumari. So, what are you waiting for? Log on to EaseMyTrip.in and book your flight tickets/tour now! You can also follow us FacebookTwitter and Google+

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