Kanyakumari has been named after the Goddess Kanyakumari Amman who is the popular deity of the area. Legend has it that the Goddess Parvati in one of her incarnations as Devi Kanniya did penance on one of the rocks of this lands end to obtain the hand of Lord Shiva. At the Southern most tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Buy of Bengal meet, lies Kanyakumari, an important pilgrim center. Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sun rises and sunsets, especially on full moon days. The beach itself is a beautiful sight with multi-colored sand. There is a lighthouse from where one can get a panoramic view. The Government museum offers a good collection of sculpture art crafts of Tamilnadu.
Important Places in Kanyakumari
Thirtivalluvar Statue Built on the lines of the ‘Statue of Liberty’ in America, this 133 feet tall statue commemorates the 133 chapters of the ‘Thirukkural’, the composition of the Tamil Savant-Poet Tiravalluvar.
Gandhi Kamaraj Trust
We can see here its wonderful treasure of man script and photo art galleries of our leading personali ties and freedom fighters.
Thengapattinam situated on the west coast near Painkulam village in Vilavancode taluk is having a fine beach adorned with coconut groves.
Mathur Hanging Bridge
The Mathur Hanging Trough is the tallest as well as the longest ‘ e’ trough bridge in Asia, having a height of 115 ‘ feet and a length of one kilometer.