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Stressed with your daily routine? And are you really looking forward for a short break to place where your boss never finds you? Yeah then plan a trip to Kanyakumari. It is a magical place that has a power to make people of all ages happy. From the age of five to the age of ninety enjoy and share their happiness but how is that possible? What does Kanyakumari has? Why is it so magical?.
These questions arise in our mind the moment we read “ all ages enjoy here”. Because whatever may be the topic of discussion whether it can be as simple as buying a food, buying a dress, the way of eating, talking etc we have a entirely different opinion from our grandparents. But how come “me and my grandparents” enjoy at the same time. And that’s what makes me eager to know about Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari is located in the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. “Cape Comorin” was its previous name and before it was also known as “Alexandria of the east”. It has a geographical significance as the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meets in one place which adds to the beauty of Kanyakumari. In Kanyakumari we have a mix of beautiful nature along with heritage.
As the kids and teens would love the enjoy beaches to play, exciting boat rides to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and to the Thiruvalluvar statue , the mid age people would love the scenic beauty of the sun rise and sun set which delivers a exotic feeling and the aged people would love the pilgrim temples. Indeed the Thiruvalluvar statue is the most important place of visit which all ages would enjoy and get mesmerized with the architect of the statue.
And there are lots of important places which you should not miss to see they are the Kumari Amman or the Kanyakumari Temple, located on the sea shore. It is dedicated to a manifestation of Parvati, the virgin goddess who did penance to obtain Lord Shiva's hand in marriage. There are two rocks reaching out of the ocean, situated southeast of the Kumari Amman temple. One among these is Sri Padaparai, where the footprints of the virgin goddess are said to be imprinted on the rock.
It is said that Swami Vivekananda sat in deep meditation and here one can also find the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial built in 1970. It is a very calm place and your parents/grand parents would love to be there. It gives you inspiration and it refreshers your thought. Though most of us hardly see the sunrise in our daily life it is time to wake up early at Kanyakumari to enjoy the sunrise and it is such an awesome experience. Do experience it! Another important attraction here is the Gandhi Memorial, built on the spot where the Gandhi’s ashes were kept in a box for public viewing before submersion.
Journey of Kanyakumari would be complete by knowing their festivals season. As you can plan your trips along with their festival dates and have double enjoyment. Some of the important festivals celebrated here are the Chaitra Purnima Festival celebrated in the first week of May, Navratri celebrated in the last week of October and the Holy Annual Festival of the Roman Catholic Church celebrated in the fourth week of December.