Located in the southernmost part of India, Kanyakumari beach with its beautiful color-changing beaches is the confluence of three water bodies: the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea. Miraculously, here you can see that the waters of the three seas do not mix, you can differentiate between the turquoise blue, dark blue, and sea green waters of the three seas, though the colors change with the season and the time of day Live
The beach is not conducive to swimming or surfing as the sea is rough and the beach is rocky. To enjoy the best view, you can head to the Triveni Sangam point and climb the famous lighthouse watchtower to fully admire its beauty.
Attractions at Kanyakumari Beach
- Lighthouse: There is a lighthouse on the beach which will give you the most spectacular view of the vast expanse of salt water stretching to the horizon.
- Kanyakumari Amman Temple: A temple dedicated to the goddess Kanyakumari, dedicated to the young and fierce goddess, in line with the legend of the coastal town and its beach. The deity is smaller than any typical South Indian idol, but its diamond nose ring is so dazzling and dazzling that distant ships often mistake it for a beam of light from a lighthouse. The temple is open to the public from 4:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises.
- Gandhi Mandapam: Gandhi Mandapam is a memorial built for the place where a part of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were kept before immersion in the sea. The building is built in such a way that on the day of Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October), the rays of the sun fall directly on the urn where the ashes were kept. The monument is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with free entry for tourists. This great man should not fail to pay tribute to the tip of this land of which he is the father.
- Vivekananda Rock Memorial: About 500 meters away in the Indian Ocean, a rock cut off from the mainland is famous as the place where the great saint Swami Vivekananda set foot in 1892 after traveling across the country on foot. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is also famous as the place where Goddess Kanyakumari actually performed her penance for Lord Shiva by standing on one leg.
- Thiruvalluvar Statue: It is dedicated to the great Tamil poet, philosopher, and Saint Thiruvalluvar. The statue is about 133 feet tall and depicts the 133 chapters of the epic written by the poet Thirukkural. The statue stands on Vivekananda Rock. Tourists can walk up to the top of the statue and enjoy a breathtaking view of the surroundings, especially during sunset.
- Shopping: Tourists can easily shop in the small huts and stalls scattered around the beach selling various souvenirs and handicraft items. You will find decorative items, jewelry, wall hangings, and showpieces made from shells, shells, and sea foam. Bamboo, cane, and wooden products are also available here and there. Paintings of palm leaves are a unique collection item of Kanyakumari beach which you can buy from souvenir shops.
One can also enjoy some of the festivals and fairs celebrated here on a significant scale – Vaishakh, Kalabham, and Navratri are a few. Another thrilling thing to do nearby would be the thrilling water sports. If you are not the adventurous type, you can trek to golden beach to spend the afternoon.
How To Reach Kanyakumari Beach
Buses and auto-rickshaws are available from any part of the main city to take you to the beach. While the buses have fixed rates, the autos ask for an amount like INR 500 to take you. If language is a barrier to using public transport, you can always rent a car from an agency or the hotel you’re staying in.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kanyakumari Beach
Q. What is special about Kanyakumari beach?
A – The sunrise of Kanyakumari is the main reason people come here. While sunrise on a beach is always spectacular, there is something quite magical about the first rays of the sun touching the waters of the three oceans that surround the Indian peninsula – the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea.
Q. Is bathing allowed at Kanyakumari beach?
A – Kanyakumari beach is popular and crowded yet a must-visit. This rocky beach discourages swimming and other water-based activities, but it’s perfect for great views and sightseeing.
Q. Is Kanyakumari beach open on Sundays?
A – Timings: The beach is open for visitors every day of the week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Wax Museum in Kanyakumari is one of the best historical places to visit in Kanyakumari.
Q. Which is the best time to watch the sunrise in Kanyakumari?
A – To see Sunrise Point, you need to reach there by 5.45 am to be on the safe side. Only you can know from where you start and at what time to start. Ideally, you should go there in the evening to watch the sunset, stay overnight at Kanyakumari and watch the sunrise the next morning.