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Kanyakumari is located in the most southern point of the Indian peninsula. It is also the meeting point of three big water bodies i.e. the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The sunrise and the sunset of this place are worth watching because the rising and falling of the sun in the ocean looks awesome. The colorful sand of Kanyakumari is another wonders to observe. The beaches of Kanyakumari are also the main tourist attraction of Kanyakumari. Despite all its beauties, it is also the most visited pilgrimage of the Hindus. The temple of Goddess Kanyakumari is the main shrine in this place.
Kanyakumari was known as the Alexandria of the East. Art, culture, civilization, and pilgrimages are the historical importance of this place and it was the center of trade and commerce too. Along with the traders ad the missionaries the Islam protrude into the land of Kanyakumari through the sea route. Later Christian and Jainism also arrived in the city. They all contributed to the heritage of architecture and literature in the city. Kanyakumari was not aloof from the ancient rulers of south India. Cholas, Pandyas, Nayaks, and Cheras ruled over this land in course of time. It came to be known as Cape Comorin as the British’s inability to pronounce the local name.
The location being at the seashore, Kanyakumari enjoys the most pleasant climate. Summers are not so hot and winters are mild. The temperature varies from a minimum of 20 degree to a maximum of 34 degree. Kanyakumari can be visited throughout the year but the best season to visit is suggested as from October to March. The Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport at 90 km from this city connecting all major cities of India and abroad. Kanyakumari is the junction terminal of the southern railways. Hence, rail transportation is very convenient. Roadway services also operate regularly connecting the local destinations and the neighboring cities.
Places to See :
The Kanyakumari Temple also known as Kumari Amman. Locating on the shore, it is based on the manifestation of the virgin goddess, Parvati. Parvati penance herself to get the hand of Lord Shiva for marriage. Gandhi Memorial is a place in the city where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhiji is kept for public viewing before emersion. It looks like a Hindu temple in shape. Vattakottai is a fort of 18th century overlooking the sea. The Udayagiri Fort was built by king Marthanda Varma has foundry for casting guns. A grave of a European general De Lennoy is located inside this fort.
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