Kanyakumari: A Meeting Place of two Sea and One Ocean
The exceptional natural beauty of Kanyakumari draws a large number of tourists not only from India but also from abroad. Among several tourists I am one of them who visited this small but picturesque town which is located at the confluence of three important water bodies the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Kanyakumari Tour was viable for me because I was in Thiruvananthapuram for my official tour. After completing my official work I took Kanyakumari Express and reached here after three hours of journey.
After reaching this place I went to the private tourist lodge where I booked a room and took delectable South India food in my lunch. After that I went to explore the speckled beauty of this magical town. Firstly I headed for beach where the majestic expanse of three seas impressed me the most. The rising and falling waves with their grueling sound were like an utterance of nature. The amalgamated beauty of the three colored waves of three seas forms three different colorful layers of sands at the shore which captivated my attention for long.
After enjoying the beauty of sandy shore I took a ferry boat and went to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial. This place is located 400 meters from the sea shore in the midst of the ocean. The Vivekananda rock temple is dedicated to one of the greatest spiritual philosophers of India, Swami Vivekananda. It is said that Swami Vivekananda meditated here before setting out on one of the most crucial religious campaigns in India in 1892.
This memorial consists of two main structures, the Vivekananda Mandapam and the Shripada Mandapam. I was impressed by the design of the mandapa because it incorporates different styles of temple architectures from all over India. This place is very clean, well-maintained and offers a sense of being at peace with nature.
As evening fell I rushed to a place from where one can see the best views of sun set and moon rise. At this place one can see colourful departure of the sun in number of shades that change from moment to moment. On one side, nature adieu the sun and on the other it welcomes the moon.
Though sunrise can be viewed throughout the year but sunset is visible only from October 15 to March 15 from this southernmost tip. But one can view both sunrise and sunset throughout the year from atop a hill called Murugan Kundram which also offers a panoramic view of the entire city.
After enjoying my pleasant evening of watching sunset and moonrise simultaneously from this hilltop I returned again to the sea shore where I stayed till 10 PM. Then I returned to my hotel where I satisfied my appetite with scrumptious South Indian food in my dinner and left for Thiruvananthapuram via luxury bus.