Kanyakumari

cape

Kanyakumari / Cape Comorin is the southern most tip of peninsular India. This is the place where two seas & an ocean meet - Arabian Sea, Bay Of Bengal & Indian Ocean. This meeting point is called Sangam. Just right to the cape is the  Kumari Ghat where the Hindu pilgrims have their holy dip . The two half-submerged rocks are called Pitru- Tirtha & Matru-Tirtha.They are 500m off the coast & 60m apart. It's said that Swami Vivekananda swam to Matru Tirtha & meditated facing the Goddess. A monument is erected to honour him & came to be called as Vivekanada Rock. The foot prints of Kanya Devi (Sri pada parai ) is also seen on this rock. An impressive statue of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar is erected on Pitru Tirtha. The sunrise & sunset from this point is breathtaking. On the full moon day of April (Chaitrapurnima), one can  watch  the sunset & moonrise over the ocean simultaneously.