Kanyakumari, lying on the southernmost point of peninsular India, is the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the horizons, Kanyakumari has been enticing tourists for ages because of its breathtaking location.
This is the place where the urn containing the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was kept before a portion of which was immersed in the three seas.The temple is build in such a way that on October 2nd, the birth date of Mahatma day to Gandhi, the rays of sun fall exactly on the spot where the urn containing the ashes is kept. So if possible choose this visit this splendid monument and witness the magical moment right in front of your eyes.
Vivekananda Memorial Rock
Situated some 500m away from the mainland Vivekananda Memorial Rock attracts a large number of tourists and was built in the year 1970 in memory the great Swami Vivekananda.It is built on the same spot where Swami Vivekananda spent some of his time meditating.Feel the spirituality of the place by sighting the divine footprints of the Goddess, which is visible on the rock.
By Air :The nearest airport is Trivandrum, which is some 80-km away from here.
By Rail :Tirunelvelli is the nearest rail head around 80 km away. Trains from stations of Delhi, Mumbai and Trivandrum come to Kanyakumari through a broad gauge railway network.