Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of two seas the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea , to form the Indian Ocean .
Situated at the confluence of the three waters, of the Arabian Sea , the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean , this southern most tip of the Indian peninsula is a fantastic experience. The tranquility, the beauty of the tri - coloured waters and the multi coloured sand on its beach with the enchanting sight of Sunrise and Sunset is what Kanyakumari is all about.
Kanyakumari in Tamil Naduhas derived its name from residing deity of the place, by the same name. The temple, which stands on the shore is dedicated to one of the incarnations of Goddess Parvati as a Kanya. The legend goes that Parvati as a small girl did a severe penace to attain Lord Shiva. When she was unsuccessfull she vowed never to marry and remain a Kanya (virgin) all her life. Hence the name of Kanyakumari.
Today the place is famous for the Vivekananda rock in the middle of the sea. It is said that great preacher and social reformer of his time, Swami Vivekanand meditated on this very Rock.
But all these apart, the fascination for Kanyakumari lies in it's natural splendours that it has to offer. The three oceans becoming into one, the wonderful sand and the enchanting spectacle of Sunset and Moonrise at the same time on a full moon day