Kanyakumari, or Cape Comorin, is India’s land’s end – a confluence of the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. It was an important town during the ancient Tamil Sangam period, and over many centuries, a centre for art and religion and thriving trade and commerce.
The picturesque town is a vibrant mélange of sights and sounds – venerable temples, churches, beaches of different colored sand fringed by coconut groves and paddy fields reaching out to the foothills of the Western Ghat mountains.
A temple dedicated to the Goddess Kumari, gigantic memorials to Swami Vivekananda and the Tamil poet-philosopher-saint, Tiruvalluvar, the magnificent 100-year old Our Lady of Ransom Church are some of the sights to take in.
Watch some of the most spectacular sunsets in this part of the world from the beach. On particularly clear evenings of the full moon, the moon rises and the sun sets simultaneously over the sea.