India`s Lands End - Unique Sunset
Trip Start Dec 21, 2009
75Trip End Mar 25, 2014
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INDIA`S LANDS END
Today we set off very early to go to KanyaKumari India`s Lands end.
Kanyakumari also known as Cape Comerin is the southern, most tip of India which is the place where Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean conflate. KanyaKumari beach is famous for its exuberant scenes of the sunsets.
On the way to Kanyakumari we passed Kovalam which is a small village along the shoreline
We reached Kanyakumari and the Guide told us about the legend of the Kanyakumari which was most fascinating.
KANYAKUMARI – THE VIRGIN GODDESS
We went to see the Kumari Amman temple which is also called as Kanyakumari Temple. KanyaKumari has been named after the virgin goddess – Kanyakumari Amman. Mythological stories depict that Goddess Parvati under the disguise of Devi Kanniya did a penance in one of the rocks in this area to reach the hand of Lord Shiva. The marriage did not take place and the rice prepared for the ceremony turned into rocks. This place is also a popular pilgrimage. The nature of the sand in the beaches of Kanyakumari is unique as it is multi coloured
Amidst the sea there are two rocks known as 'twin rocks" - The great Indian Philosopher Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial and The statue of the great Tamil poet.
We went by rock boat to the rock islands which was full with passengers. The waves were rough and the boat rocked a lot no wonder it is called the Rock boat. It was bit scary but fun as well. Be ready to get wet here from the rough seas. This island is used for meditation and I enjoyed seeing the beautiful views of the Kanyakumari from the island.
Then we watched the most amazing sunset
We were very tired when we reached Kovalam and after a small rest we all had banquet feast on the hotel Terrace. There was live sitar to entertain us while we ate and then there were Qawali / Indian music programme after dinner.