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“Southern tip of India”
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Bangalore
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28 reviews
34 helpful votes
“Southern tip of India”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2011

I had been to Kanyakumari some 30 years back and was looking forward to a visit last week. Yet, what I saw there was appaling.

First of all, the beach is gone. What used to be a nice sandy beach has been lost to erosion (I am told). Rocks and high walls border the sea, and one can only look down at the sea from high above.

Secondly, even without a beach, the place is overcrowded. Lots of vehicle and lots of noisy, raucous people (on a Sat evening).

Thirdly, due to this crowd, the ferry trip to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial took ages, half and hour wait heading out and a full hour wait, on the rock, to head back. The memorial was never anything great to look at and hence the ferry ride is simply not worth it.

Fourthly, the statue of Thiruvalluvar (whose pithy two line poems I adore) looks quite terrible.

Fifthly, Tamil Nadu in summer is unbearably hot. Stay away.

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New Delhi
2 reviews
“It turned out to be a damp squib”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2011

We went to see the southern tip of India where the three seas meet since we were already at Kovalam and this was just a few hours away. A few hours cab ride took us to the place which looked largely like an overgrown flea market. There were lots of temples/memorials built right next to the water, and you were only allowed in barefoot. You could take a ferry to get to another memorial in the sea. The reason we were disappointed is that we expected the place - which must receive millions of visitors - to be better developed. Instead we were greeted with push carts selling all kinds of knick knacks. A sunset viewing tower seemed promising but I am yet to see dirtier walls - all Paan stained. Overall - its hardly a clean place. It looks more like a temple town.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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37 reviews
8 helpful votes
“A world famous tourist spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2010

Kanyakumari is a city in the southern tip of India. You can say it is a small town with many touristic points of interest. One among is them is the vivekananda rock. It is a place where a "mandap" is located. People may go boating to the rock and enjoy. You can also visit a small beach selling small seashore washed shells and other stuff for decoration. Try it for sure if you are ever travelling to the South!

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panagudi
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Kanyakumari”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2010

A significant pilgrim center Kanyakumari is placed at the southern most angle of India, the point where Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal congregate. Kanyakumari is also renowned for its fantastic sunrises and sunsets, particularly on full moon days.

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Bangalore
2 reviews
“Nice location with a very few visiting locations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2010

It's a small island like city at the end of country. Be careful, not to take a tour package. Else the travel becomes hectic and time is less to spend in the city. Better to book on your own a spend a whole day atleast. The sunrise, sunset at the beaches, mahatma gandhi museum and all country cuisine is a good passtime.

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