Located in the Southernmost part of Tamil Nadu in India, Kanyakumari beach is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches of India with a religious touch. It is the place of union of three main water bodies: the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari beach has a stunning landscape with its hue-changing vast stretch of sands and the majestic amalgamation of the three water bodies that do not mix and you can see turquoise blue, deep blue, and sea green color of the three seas. The amazing part is that the color of the water keeps varying according to different seasons and the present weather of the place.
The beach with its golden sand, pristine waters, and tranquil ambiance together fills this place in Kanyakumari with an extravagant exquisiteness. The visitors are advised to enter the sea with caution because of the turbulent waters here but you can still take long walks along the shore and admire the beauty of this charming place. Tourists and locals visit the beach for its stunning views of the sunrise and sunset and to witness the tempting sights of the fierce tides crashing against the rocks.
The other reasons for this beach to be so popular are the Thiruvalluvar Statue at the beach, the Vivekananda Rock, and other famous tourist attractions in the vicinity that must not be missed. The serene landscape of the beach is a heaven for all the shutterbugs to reveal their photography skills and a place for people to relax their minds and spend some time in a calm and peaceful environment. Visitors who flock here often go to the meeting point of the three water bodies and treat it as holy water. They often take a dip or put some onto their head to take blessings from God.
Though there is not much to do on the beach, people visit here just to experience the surreal feeling of this charming place with religious folklore behind it. You can go shopping around the beach in the street market or have some delicious meals in the restaurants outside. There is an amusement park near the beach where you can take your kids and the Lighthouse on the beach is a perfect place to admire the glory of the majestic Kanyakumari Beach.
There is folklore associated with this beach and according to which the young, unmarried, and virgin avatar of Goddess Parvati once stood upon the last rock of Kanyakumari beach, which is now known as Vivekananda Rock, to gain the attention of Lord Shiva for her self-atonement and to make him agree to be her consort. But even being successful on her quest, Lord Shiva stands her up on their wedding day because she has to kill a demon on that day to make the thousand-year-old prophecy true. Though, she obliges but gets very furious, and takes a vow to remain a ‘Kumari’ forever for this humiliation. Because of this, all the wedding arrangements turned to seashells and conches and the turmeric and vermillion from her body were left behind to dye the sands of the Kanyakumari beach in different shades.
Taking long quiet walks along the golden shore of the beach is a rejuvenating activity in itself and the serene atmosphere of the beach with an outstanding scenic beauty adds to the experience.
You can shop various handicraft and antique items from souvenir shops and another street market near the beach. Buy items such as spices, sculptures, accessories, handicrafts, etc. to bring back memories home.
The lighthouse at the beach is a perfect spot to witness the beautiful Kanyakumari beach and the magical confluence of the three water bodies.
Kanyakumari beach lives up to its expectations when it comes to capturing beautiful scenic views of the place. Grab your camera and unveil the hidden photographer in you.
The Thiruvalluvar Statue is one of the most important and popular tourist attractions in Kanyakumari. It is just beside Kanyakumari beach and is visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year.
Kanyakumari is gifted with many natural and architectural tourist spots that fills the place. Kanyakumari beach is in the vicinity of many of these spots which must be visited when you visit Kanyakumari beach.
1. Thiruvalluvar Statue
2. Vivekananda Rock Memorial
3. Gandhi Mandapam
4. Kanyakumari Amman Temple
6. Udyagiri Fort
These are some of the best restaurants and pubs to devour delectable cuisines and enjoy the nightlife at Kanyakumari.
1. Hotel Seaview Restaurant and Bar
2. Sangam Restaurant
3. Archana Restaurant
5. Redsun Bar
6. Landsend Bar
7. Dream Land Bar
Though you can visit the beach at any time of the year, the summers in Tamil Nadu are very scorching and it gets very difficult to bear the scorching heat. Thus, it is suggested that you visit the beach from early winter to early summers that is from November to March.
The place also experiences heavy rainfall so planning your trip during monsoons is also not favorable unless you don’t want to visit the beach and are only in the state for vacation and sightseeing.