Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kanyakumari A Beauty of Nature

Kanyakumari is the most illustrious tourist place and pilgrimage, falls in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. It is one of the districts of Tamilnadu, earlier used to be known as Cape Comorin. It is among the top tourist destinations in India, and the place where three oceans: the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal congregate. Kanyakumari is blessed with beauty of nature as it owns beach, historical places and the most visited pilgrimage. Beautiful coconut trees, the sun setting view on the beach, diversity of culture, beautiful sea cost make it among the best sight seeing places in the world.
History of Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is always been abode of great architecture, deep inheritance and diverse culture, which can be seen in its rich history. The place was used for trade and import, as it had been stay behind under the possession of many dynasties namely the Nayaks, Cheras, Cholas, and Pandyas. The king of Venad, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma had the great impact on the place. He ruled it from 1729 to 1758, and gave it the name of Southern Travancore. Later on, present Kanyakumari came under the Pandyas, and then the kings of Travancore until Britishers came to the India.

Fast Facts Kanyakumari

Country                                                 India
State                                                     Tamil Nadu
Area                                                      25.89 km2 (10.00 sq mi)
Languages                                             Tamil, English, Malayalam
Best time to visit                                    October to March
STD Code                                             04652
Weather                                                 Summer 22 to 35°C, Winter 17 to 34°C

Visiting Places in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari has its matchless place to urge tourism in India, as it owns from beautiful landscapes, beaches, historical places to pilgrim places. Here is the brief information of the few best tourist destinations in Kanyakumari.
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
It is the other tourist destinations in Kanyakumari built in 1952. It is the place where the ashes of father of the nation were kept for public viewing, later on, ashes was immersed in the sea. 

Thiruvalluvar Statue
It is 38 feet statue of Thiruvalluvar, the most famous poet of Tamil, known for his contributions to Tamil literature, specially his works on ethics. The statue is surrounded by Alankara Mandapa and ten elephant statue which depicts 8 different directions with earth and space down. The place can be visit from -8 am To 4 pm all seven days of the week except public holiday.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, the great Indian monk of his times. It is most popular tourist destination not only in India but in an international language. It is the congregation place of three great oceans The Indian Ocean, an Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The memorial hall is based on two rocks. Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee and Shri Eknath Ranade made this built in 1970. Swami Vivekananda visited the place for profound meditation and enlightenment. This structure comprises a Meditation Hall (Dhyana Mandapam), Assembly hall (Sabha Mandapam), a wooden statue of Swami Vivekananda in a standing posture, and a shrine or Sripada Madapam.

Sunrise and Sunset
Without describing Sunrise and Sunset view of Kanyakumari my post could never be completed. Sunset at Kanyakumari remains most eye pleasing view here. Sun rising and sun setting at Kanyakumari is its self divine beauty of nature in itself. Sunset can be observed from View Tower through out the year except the months of June, July and August.

Telescope House
It is beautiful man made tower famous for panoramic view of seashore, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue and sun set and sun rise. The tower is having a telescope. The visiting time of the tower is 5 am to 7pm.
Guganathaswamy Temple 
It is one of the oldest temples believed to be built 1000 year ago. It was made construct by the King Raja Raja Chola, one of the greatest royal leaders of the Tamil Chola Empire of India who ruled between 985 and 1014 CE. The temple has beautiful architecture located near to railway station which makes it easily accessible from many major cities in India.
Suchindrum village
It is one of the holiest places in India falls in Kanyakumari district. It is located at the distance of about 11 kilometers from Kanyakumari. Thanumalayan Temple is also suggested here which is other famous Hindu pilgrimage. The temple is dedicated to tridev (Three Hindu Deity): Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Brahma.  This temple was built near the 17th century known for its beautiful structure.

How to reach Kanyakumari

Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport located around 85kilometeres. Tuticorin Airport is domestic airport which is also approximately located at the distance of 89 kilometers. One can easily get taxi and local transport from outside the airport to Kanyakumari. Trivandrum international airport inquiry numbers are Numbers: +91- 471  2501424/2501220/2502323.
Kanyakumari has better rail network which links it with many major cities of the India. The railway station is just a kilometer from the bus stand. Many trains are operated by this station such as e Kanyakumari express, Tirrukural express, Kanyakumari Howrah express, Himsagar express Bangalore express and Island express. The enquiry number for the Kanyakumari railway station is 04652-246247.
Kanyakumari is located on National Highway 7 and 47. Many ac and non ac buses from Kerala and Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation are being run.