A Journey to kanyakumari; The land of sunshine...

Kanyakumari Beach is the most breathtaking sight in the sea. Impeccable shores and seas that complement each other. The Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal are blessed with the presence of three waves and the presence of Goddess Kanyakumari.

It is a journey of ancient history and pilgrimage. Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent, is one of the few places in the world where the sunset is visible. The sunset and moonrise will appear simultaneously on the Kanyakumari coast. Just a short time to see the rise of the Kanyakumari. Then take the rest of the way for views of the surrounding area. In the evening, head to the beach again for sunset. 

A popular tourist destination in India, the 133 feet Thiruvalluvar Statue and Vivekananda Rock Memorial off the coast, and as a pilgrimage centre. Lying at the tip of peninsular India, it is the confluence of the Arabian sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. It has a coastal line of 71.5 km stretched on the three sides.

The town is situated 20 km south of Nagercoil, the headquarters of Kanyakumari District, and about 90 km south of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala.

On the shores of the town is a temple dedicated to Goddess Kanyakumari (the virgin Goddess), after which the town is named. Kanyakumari has been a city since the Sangam period and has been referred to in old Tamil literature and in the accounts of Marco Polo and Ptolemy.

Gandhi Mandap and Vivekanandappara are elusive images of Kanyakumari. The Gandhi Mandapam was built in the year 1948, in the site of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes kept and was built in the year 1956.

The Vivekananda Memorial is located on the rock where Swami Vivekananda had penetrated. According to history, Swami Vivekananda meditated on the rock for several days. The meditation center adjacent to it attracts tourists. Devi Kanyakumari became unanimous. There is also a Sripadapara which is believed to be penance.

Vattakottai is another attraction in Kanyakumari. Inside the fort are the sloping granite and artillery ruins built by Marthanda Varma. Vattakotta is maintained by the Department of Central Archeology. Inside the fort is a rectangular pond. 

Waterfalls, Beaches, Tourist Places, Famous places of Worships are some other  attractions. The huge statue of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar erected in the sea can be a surprise to the tourists. There is a boat service from Kanyakumari to Vivekanandappara and the Tirukkural statue.

Recipe of the day

Jan 202021
INGREDIENTS  1. Mandarin Orange (Small Country Orange) - 25 Salt - to taste 2. Good oil - a quarter cup Ginger - two-inch pieces, thinned lengthwise