Kanyakumari is a city in Tamil Nadu state in the south of India, At the time of British rule this city was called Cape Comorin. This is famous for pilgrimage sites, It is also popular for viewing sunrise and sunset over the sea, There is also a very entertaining place with the temple here, Especially its natural beauty and the vast sea attracts people. This place is named after Krishna’s sister goddess Kanyakumari. The peninsular tip of Kanyakumari is bordered on three sides by the Laccadive Sea.
Legend of Kanyakumari:
Kanyakumari has no historical narrative but according to the Hindu legend it is said that the goddess Kanyakumari was the incarnation of Goddess Parvati whose marriage was due to Shiva but this marriage failed,therefore, the goddess Kanya is called a virgin goddess. Rice and other cereals were left unused for the wedding feast,it is said as time passed, raw grains turned into stones. Some people believe that small stones on the coast today, which look like rice. The temple of Goddess Kanya, located in Kanyakumari, is a holy place. It is believed that Rishi Agasthya, who specializes in medicinal herbs, is believed to have lived around this place in ancient times. It is believed that many medicinal herbs are found on the hills near Kanyakumari.
Why this place is so popular:
Kanyakumari is called a popular pilgrimage site, It is famous for its beautiful natural vegetation and sea. Due to being close to the sea, the climate here is very good, The best weather to visit this place will be between October and March, The temperature here is slightly higher in summer.
There are some famous places of Kanyakumari
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Gandhi Memorial Mandapam
Tsunami Memorial Park
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument
Lord Subramanya Temple
Fairs and Festivals:
The Chaitra Purnima Festival (the April full-moon day, celebrated in the first week of May), Navratri (last week of October), and the Holy Annual Festival of the Roman Catholic Church (fourth week of December) are the notable festivals celebrated in Kanyakumari.
How to reach here:
If you want to use airways then the nearest airport is at Trivandrum. It is directly connected with Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, and Chennai by regular flights.
If you want to use the train then Kanyakumari is connected to Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, and Mumbai by broad-gauge railway network.
Also Kanyakumari is connected by road to Trivandrum , Nagarkoil, Tirunelvelli, Tiruchendur, Tuticorin , Rameshwaram , Courtallam, Madurai, Thekkady, Kodaikanal, Palani, Ootacamund, Cochin, and Coimbatore.
Kanyakumari is a very beautiful place, this place is also better for viewing with entertainment, I loved this place very much, And hope you find this place also good. Kanyakumari is surrounded by hills, beaches, paddy fields and coconut trees. Kanyakumari has been one of the major centers of religion, art and culture since ancient times. Famous for being the only place in India where you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset on the same beach.