Located at the southernmost tip of the nation is the Kanyakumari Beach, marked with the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The Kanyakumari Beach is one of its kind with its rocky shoreline and long stretch of differently coloured sand. The beach provides tourists with some breathtaking views making it a very popular tourist spot in Kanyakumari.
About Kanyakumari Beach
The sheer beauty and magnificence of the beach with its hue-changing feature added to the Triveni Sangamam at the backdrop creating rough waves on the shores ensures a fascinating experience on the whole.
The beach is a photographer’s paradise, especially during sunrise and sunset. During Chitrapurnima (full moon day in the Tamil month of Chithirai), both sunset and moon rise is simultaneously visible from the beach.
The lighthouse at the beach offers a panoramic view of the sea stretching till the horizon. The Vivekananda Rock and the Thiruvalluvar Statue is also visible from the beach.
The best time to visit the beach would be from November to March. The beach attracts lot of tourists to witness the breathtaking view of sunrise and sunset.
Enticing Activities at the Beach
Tourists can engage themselves in adventurous activities such as trekking, swimming, surfing and biking. They can also take part in the festivities and fairs held in and around the beach. One can indulge in buying seashell art pieces, handcrafted trinkets and some unique palm leaf drawings etc from the local shops. It is an ideal place to collect souvenirs from the stalls near the beach area. Kanyakumari has accommodation facilities that suit every pocket.
How to reach Kanyakumari beach
Kanyakumari is well connected by road with all major cities in South India. Kanyakumari Railway Junction is the nearest rail head (1.5 kilometres away). There are regular trains connecting Kanyakumari to Trivandrum, Chennai and Tirunelveli.
The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (95 kilometres away).