: Vivekananda Rock And The Sangam
The India's Land's end KanyaKuman or Cape Comorin is unique in being surrounded by three s that is Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, and Arabian S Hence the confluence is called 'Thriveni Sangamam". Here one can get a breath-taking view of the Sun Shine and Sun Set at their best. The multi coloured sand yet another unique feature of the Beach here.
Gandhi Mandapam here has been so design that on the birthday of Gandhiji, on October 2nd, sun's rays directly fall on the spot, where the mortal remains of the father of the nation had been kept befire being immersed in the sea. Kanyakumari Amman temple on the shore another attraction. According to the Hindu mythology Goddess Sakthi remains a virgin to save mankind.
Amidst the sea of Kanyakumari, a small hillock houses the memorial for the spiritual leader Swamy Vivekananda. Meditate m the chamber adjoining memorial and feel light in your heart and realise the fraternity gospelled by Swami Vivekananda.
Kanyakumari is famous for Vivekananda's rock, a huge stone rising out of the sea, on which Swami Vivekananda is said to have meditated. It now houses the statue of Vivekananda and is a memorial to him. Not surprisingly, Kanyakumari is a popular destination for Vivekananda's followers, so there are many Bengalis here, and some Bengali hotels and restaurants are available too.
Sangam is the meeting point of the three major bodies of water, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is a bathing ghat, with steps leading into the water and a sort of lagoon formed between land by a series of rocks. People bathe and jump around, getting lightly battered by the remains of waves, which are washing over the rocks.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport is in Thiruvananthapuram, 87 km away. Kanyakumari is well-connected with all places by rail and road. Local transport is bus, auto rickshaw and taxi.
Sea level; temperature: ranges from 20 to 35 deg C.
average 102 cms; clothing: cotton; visiting season:
round the year.
Tamil, Malayalam, English.