Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Vivekananda rock memorial is a monument and it is a popular tourist attraction in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari, India. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters east off mainland of Vavathurai, India’s southernmost tip. It was built in 1970 by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee in honour of the visit of the Hindu spiritual teacher Swami Vivekananda to Shripada Parai during the month of December 1892.It is claimed that he swam to this rock and meditated. It is said that he attained enlightenment on the rock, and henceforth became a reformer and philosopher.
Kanyakumari Devi Temple
Devi Kanya Kumari, is Shree Bhagavathy in the form of an adolescent girl child. Devi is also known as Shree Baala Bhadra or Shree Baala. She is popularly known as “Bhagavathy” (Durga) or “Devi”. The Bhagavathy Temple is located in Kanya Kumari. The Goddess is believed to be the one who removes the rigidity of our mind, devotees usually feel the tears in their eyes or even inside their mind when they pray to the goddess in devotion and contemplation.
In Kanyakumari the Bay of Bengal meets the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. A dip in the ‘Triveni Sangam’ (confluence of the three seas) at Kanyakumari is considered holy. This is a famous place for Hindu devotes.
The Gandhi Memorial has been built on the spot where the urn containing the Mahatma’s ashes was kept for public viewing before immersion. Resembling central Indian Hindu temples in form, the memorial was designed in such a way that on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, 2 October, the first rays of the sun fall on the exact place where his ashes were kept.
Sun Rise & Sun Set
The Sun rise and set is the most beautiful sight in Kanyakumari. Daily thousands of visitors came to see the sun rise and rise. Its a must watch beauty in Kanyakumari.
The nearest airport from Kanyakumari is situated at Trivandrum about 100 kms away, which is connected with Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, and Chennai by regular flights.
Kanyakumari is well connected by rail to major parts of the country. Other nearest railway junction and can be reached by road via Nagarkoil (19 km).
Extensive road network connects Kanyakumari from all major parts of country