At the southern most tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal meet, lies Kanyakumari.It is an important pilgrim center. Kanyakumari is also famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon days.
The Kanyakumari beach is a beautiful sight with multi-colored sand, but it does not really offer one the opportunity to sunbathe on soft golden sands, or to frolic in the waves either. The seashore is rocky and dangerous, and there is a manmade wall running along it. There is a lighthouse from where one can get a panoramic view.
The sea is fairly rough, so it is entertaining to watch it beat itself against the rocks and then subside, before it gathers itself up for another attack. With long stretches of sands of many hues, the beach offers a welcome change. A variety of shells are on sale on the Kanyakumari beach.
The main attraction of the place is Vivekananda Rock memorial, which was built in 1970. Vivekananda was a social reformer and saint of modern India. He is supposed to have meditated on the rock where the memorial stands. Ferry service is also available for visiting the memorial. Gandhi memorial and Guganathaswamy temple are two other tourist spots in the area.