During the British rule of India, Kanyakumari, Ken Comorin, is a small coastal city in Tamil Nadu near the border of Kerala. It is famous for being the southern point of India, where the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Bengal all meet. However, there is also special spiritual significance in the city. It is considered to be the abode of Devi Parvati (Divine Mother Goddess), the queen goddess Kumari Kumari. It is believed that Goddess Kanya Kumari has done penance to marry Lord Shiva. Therefore, this city is a popular pilgrimage site for those devotees who come to bath in the water of their holy salt and offer offerings in their temples. There are some top items in Kanyakumari, which include some offbeat side trips.
A large statue of great Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar stands on the rock only a small neighbor from the coast of Kanyakumari. The foundation stone was laid in 1979 and after 20 years the work was completed, in 1999. Ghat for the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is closed on the Thiruvalluvar statue if tidal permit happens. It is possible to go inside the statue base, and it is possible to climb the stairs for a spectacular view unless it is closed for periodic maintenance.
Vivekananda rock memorial
The respected Indian poet and philosopher Swami Vivekananda visited Kanyakumari in 1892 at the end of a comprehensive journey across India. His change in an influential leader and reformer is attributed to the attention of a large offshore rock for three days, where the Goddess Kanya Kumari has stood on one leg and pulled out part of his penance. (According to ancient Hindu texts, the Puran, the rock was blessed by the touch of his feet).In 1970, a memorial was built on the rock to honor Swami Vivekananda. In it there is a pavilion with the owner’s life-size bronze statue, a hall, which contains information about his life and meditation area. There is also carving of the feet of Goddess on the rock. To get there, take a 15-minute boat ride from Kanyakumari Beach. The service runs from 8 AM to 4.30 PM. (Or 7 AM to 5.30 PM depending on the time of year).To avoid waiting for a ticket line for two hours during peak time purchase premium tickets costing 169 rupees.
Journey to Padmanabhapuram Palace
About one hour in the north-west of Kanyakumari, Padmanabhapuram is a popular day trip with the city Regal Heritage. In 1795, before the king transferred to the capital in Trivandrum (now the capital of Kerala), it was once the capital of the princely state of Travancore. The main attraction is the Padmanabhapuram Palace, which is till date 1600. Do not expect a specific grand palace, however, or you will be disappointed. However, the palace is one of the largest wood in Asia. Its craftsmanship and architecture are commendable, especially on detailed work on the walls and ceiling. The palace complex has spread over six acres within a fort. There is also a museum in it.
Take the National Highway 66 in Padmanabhapuram, and you will be able to stay in the Thanumalaya temple in Sukendramam on the way. One of the rare temples in India where Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are worshiped as Trinity.
An extraordinary place where the ocean merger, known as Triveni Sangam, is considered to be powerful and sacred. Dip in water will wash all the sins and will provide freedom from the cycle of rebirth. Even if you do not want to participate in this ritual, then it is worth to spend some time at this unique place and consider it in its essence. Depending on the tide and the weather, you may also be able to separate the oceans from each other depending on the changes in blue colors.
Thovalai flower market
Perhaps you will not expect to be one of Asia’s largest wholesale flower markets in the village 30 minutes north of Kanyakumari. The area around Thawlai specializes in growing flowers, especially the unusual variety of jasmine, and brood with a pile of scented buds in the market. Vibrant roses and marigold add to color shine. Get there quickly Market opens before sunrise and ends up to about 10 AM.
Interested in renewable energy? The journey of Thowali flower market can be connected with a drive through the Muppandal Pawan Farm by releasing about 15 minutes ahead with the National Highway 944. In particular, it is one of the world’s largest coastal wind farms, and India is the largest source of wind energy. The Turbine’s motel assembly extends to the assembly, which is linked to palm trees and curiosity with banana plants. The fact is that turbines are sponsored and commissioned by private companies, they account for lack of uniformity in their design.
Arrival of monsoon
Southwest monsoon comes to Indian mainland every year in early June, and the southern point in Kanyakumari is where it is the first hit. While feeling the energy of the storm, while looking at the sea, there is an extraordinary experience. Monsoon chasers can follow the rain on the western coast of India.