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“Bottom tip of India excellent view of sun rise & set.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Bottom tip of India excellent view of sun rise & set.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2010

Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides its importance as a Hindu pilgrim center, it is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters. The multicolored sand is a unique feature of the beach here.

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“3 Oceans Intersect here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2010

The waves meet each other and have a breathtaking view. You can enjoy the beautiful sunsrise or sunset. If you stay at Trivanrdum you can go and spend a day at Kanyakumari. You can also see Srilanka from the tip.

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“Sacred place with beautiful attractions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

The presiding deity of the temple of Kanyakumari is Parasakthi as a virgin Goddess in meditative mood. The life-like image of Devi with a smiling face is a combination of innocence, purity and beauty

Many other attractions include

Gandhi Mandapam
Vivekananda Memorial
Suchindram Temple
Guganathaswamy Temple
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Kanyakumari Beach

Famous Temples around Kanyakumari

Nagaraja Temple at Nagercoil, 19 km from Kanyakumari is Nagercoil

Kumarakovil is at the foot of the Velimalai hills in Kalkulam Taluk, about 34 km from Kanyakumari. The Lord Muruga Temple is built on the hillock about 200 feet height in a lush green field of Paddy, Plantain and Coconut trees.

About 32 km from Kanyakumari is Muttam with a fine beach and a lighthouse.

6 km from Kanyakumari is Vattakottai with an 18th century fort overlooking the sea. The sea here is calm and suitable for bathing.

Pechipparai Dam too is a popular picnic spot where facilities for boating have also been provided. It is 56 km from Kanyakumari.

60 km from Kanyakumari are Thirparappu Waterfalls, a picturesque spot with an ancient Mahadevar Temple.

Olakkay Aruvi waterfalls in the Western Ghats are 14 km from Nagercoil and 33 km from Kanyakumari. The beautiful waterfalls and the natural scenery all around

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“Kanyakumari, one of the favourite haunts in South India”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2010

We started our journey with 3 family friends alongwith their families. Our starting point was Chennai and we took the train Kanyakumari express. I remember, the month was September and weather was pleasant.
Kanyakumari is a very small city. This is most sothern end of India. This is a point where 3 oceans meet. Way of Bengal, Indian ocean and Arabian sea. One can easily distinguish by seeing the colour of seas.
We stayed at Sea View Hotel at Kanyakumari. This hotel is located right at the sea beach. From here one can enjoy sun rise as well as sun set. You can enjoy the view of famous Vivekanand memorial island from the window of hotel.
Boating point is at walking distance from Hotel compound to Vivekanand memorial. Kanyakumari is a nice place and the cost of hotel, food and travel is very economical. I recomend this is a nice place to stay for 1-2 days

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“kanyakumari - Southern Tip of India”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2010

We have just returned from a short trip to Madurai-Tirunelveli-Kanyakumari-Tiruchendur-Rameswaram-Ramnathapuram.

Kanyakumari...Awesome little town with its own pride having both sun rise and sun set... We stayed in Hotel Singar, really a good hotel to stay. Service and Ambience is good. Renovation is going on. Now any one can make a short trip to Kanyakumari. We first visited Madurai then Tirunelveli Nellai Appar Temple and the juicy Tirunelveli Halwa at Santhi Sweets from their we proceeded to Kanyakumari just 90 minutes drive in the new double track. Roads are excellent to drive. We reached Kanyakumari - went to Gandhi park, right place to see sun set and we had a break there at Hotel Singar International (Opp. to Railway Junction).
Next day at 6 am we saw sun rise from the 7th floor, a scenic view from the top of the building - We enjoyed the sun rise - we took pictures. After our breakfast we proceeded to Kanyakumari Amman Temple and took a boat ride to Vivekananda Rock - It was great. A tourist spot one should not miss it in life time. From there you have a great view of Thiruvalluvar Statue on the rock with a background of Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. You can have fun on the beach where three sea's meet called Thiriveni sangamam.
Same day we visited to a temple nearly 17 kms Susindram on the Nagercoil highway. We had a good darshan.
Next day we proceeded to Tiruchendur, visited Lord Murugan temple from there we reached Rameshwaram through East Coast Road in 5 hours from Kanyakumari - Roads are simply superb - only thing is one should carry some eatables, no good hotels on the way.
Rameshwar....another beautiful place one should see. We stayed in Hotel Vinayaga, it was neat and food is good here. We went to the sea, had 3 dip in the salt sea - we went to ramanathaswamy temple few mtrs from the sea. There we were sprinkled water from 22 wells - awesome, you will never forget it in your life - Great..!! Then we changed our dress and had a very good darshan.
From there we came to Madurai. We visited Thirumalai Naicker Palace, Alagar Temple (Do not miss to visit the temple on the hill - there is a water tank - where water is pouring from the hill non-stop -it comes through a pipe - water is so tasty, fresh and herbal very good to drink) you can also take bath. Then we visited Thiruparankundram (Totally we spend around 5 hrs to visit all this places in our car.
We stayed in the newly opened Hotel Annamalai Residency, Mattuthavani (near new bus stand) - Rs.1600/- budget - Ambience is good - Excellent place to stay - will go there again shortly - Worth the tariff - you can not see anywhere in Madurai for that tariff - Tasty anjappar hotel is on the ground floor. Good car parking facility is a plus poin - very courteous security staff. I would recommend all the hotels we stayed during our trip.

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