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“Sunrise Point - Kanyakumari Beach”
Review of Kanyakumari Beach

Kanyakumari Beach
Ranked #4 of 41 things to do in Kanyakumari
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We reached here at 6 in morning hoping to see the sunrise and go to Vivekananda Rock Memorial but unfortunately the sky was terribly cloudy just where the sun rose and VRM only opens after 8, so we were stuck with a limited time span and had to leave in an hour and half even after extending the curfew.

The view of the Swami Vivekananda's huge statue adjacent to the temple stand in front of the sun's spilling out of the clouds and colouring the sky gave away an amazing view!

The beach is not so great to mention (dirty and dangerous) however the place is very busy with tourists, locals, pilgrims and vendors! It is a place where you can see the mix of people from all walks of life however had it been a bit more clean and organised, it would have given off a good feeling.

8  Thank Alen-Alex
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went for stroll on the shore side, viewed the Thiruvalluvar status and Vivekananda rock from the Sunrise points. We climbed the view tower to see the sunset. This is simply amazing to see ! What a location to see the sunset. The sunset was amazing to see with orange background and rumbling seas hitting the rocks on shoreline.

There was an moderate crowd there. Once the sunset, almost all left and we decided to spend few minutes in the strong wind top of the view tower. Then, came the amazing moment. The whole sky turned orange in colour and sea and oceans around reflected them ! This is one amazing moment.

We got up around 4:30 AM, bathed and went to see the sunrise at sunrise point. Sunrise point is just behind the Amman temple on the Kanyakumari Beach. There were already around 3000 people there! One can sight beautiful sunrises anywhere in Kanyakumari, but, this place is quite special. The sun rises between the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue !

8  Thank Karthik R
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Kanyakumari represents southernmost tip of peninsular India and 3 seas, namely the Indian ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea meet here. The beach though is hardly worth a mention. Just behind the Kanya Kumari temple is a place where the above seas are supposed to meet but due to an outcrop of rocks it is hazardous to venture in water. the nearby small patch of sand is full of noisy, unruly revelers. Water too is dirty, silty. There are too many hawkers for comfort and hordes of visitors do their bit to keep the beach unclean. Hawkers do sell some food and drinks but one must be cautious as standards of hygiene may not necessarily be acceptable. All in all the beach, if you can call it so, is really not worth a visit.

12  Thank Ravi S
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Kanyakumari trip was a blessing in disguise. Initialliy while planning Kerala trip, I left out Kanyakumari. Later due to some last misnute changes I opted to include this coastal town and it really turned out to be a wonderful experience. The Sea was just behind our hotel and clearly visible from our hotel room. The turbulent sea in the late afternoon was simply awesome. In my personal opinion Kanyakumari can score a point over the hyped Kovalam in its serenity and attraction. The Sunrise from the rooftop of our hotel was awesome.

Tips: Reach Kanyakumari much before 4:00 pm as the Vivekananda Rock visit closes by that time. Find time to purchase conch handicraft items. They are avilable at decent price in Kanyakumari and in plenty.

9  Thank mukulreporter
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

This place is junction of all the three sea Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. it is a significant place in Indian history and is well known place of pilgrimage.

While in Kanyakumari do not forget to witness the sun set.
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13  Thank vinihimalayan
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