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Beaches in Tamil Nadu - Kanyakumari beach

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Perched at the southern most extreme of India at a stunning locale of the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, Kanyakumari (also spelt as Kanniyakumari), is an important pilgrim center. The vast expanse of the mesmerizing Kanyakumari has some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon days.

A Visual Feast

Kanyakumari beach has a breathtaking sight with multi-colored sand lapped by the outreaching ocean waves. You may not find the golden sand to laze around while you sunbathe, but the beauty of colorful sands all over has their

own aesthetic appeal. The seashore is rough and rocky with manmade embankment that adds to the beauty of the beach. A lighthouse stands high on the shore from where one can have a splurge of panoramic view of the area.

The merging three oceans make the seawater rough enough with the hurtling waves breaking on the shore make the sight worth cherishing. You can buy a host of colorful shells on the Kanyakumari beach for a wonderful keepsake.

Major Attractions:

Vivekananda's Rock
Kanyakumari is home to the world famous Vivekananda's rock, a huge stone jutting out of the sea, which is said to be the place where Swami Vivekananda meditated. The rock has the statue of Vivekananda and is a memorial to him. A popular visit for the followers of Vivekanand and people of Bengal, there are quite a Bengali hotels and restaurants

The Sangam
Sangam is the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. There is a kind of lagoon here formed by a series of rocks, which is also being used a bathing ghat by people. You can enjoy the warm and soothing waves breaking onto your body and get rejuvenated under the bright sun and blue sky.


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