(Last Updated on : 28/10/2013)
Kanyakumari Beach situated at Kanyakumari is a major attraction for tourists visiting Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It is located at a point where the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea meet. It is situated near the Kumari Amman Temple. This sandy beach does not provide opportunities for sun bathing or swimming. The seashore is rocky and dangerous and therefore there is a man made wall. From the beach one can also view the glittering sunrises and the dazzling sunsets. The Vivekananada Rock Memorial and the Thiruvallur statue are attractions on the sea beach. This beach is described as the 'Land's end'.
The Beach is so named because it is dedicated to Hindu deity Kanya who is believed to be the incarnation of Godesses Parvati who meditated for a long time to convince Lord Shiva for marriage. Other famous beaches are
The famous beach at Muttom is located about 16 kms from Nagercoil and 32 kms from Kanyakumari as well. Muttom is famous for its beautiful landscaping and high rocks dipping into the sea at the beachside. The sun set viewpoint at Muttom is very famous and one of the most Panoramic view points in the district. Another attraction of Muttom is the century old lighthouse built by the British. People come and see all these with full interest.
Sanguthurai is a beautiful beach resort and is very convenient for the local population of Nagarcoil. It is only about 10 kms from the city. Unfortunately no infrastructure facilities were available in this beach. The district administration has now sanctioned a project for putting up of a children's park, seating facility, open huts or Kudils with Terracotta roofs and lighting facility at the beach. These facilities are expected to increase the tourism in the beach site. The entire work has been completed. It is also proposed to put up a few shops for Women Self Help Groups at the site. These will provide eatables for the tourists at the beach side. All these give a colourful impression to the tourists.
This beach is located at the distance of about 10 Kms from Kanyakumari. This is one of the best natural beaches of the district. The beach has shallow water and High sand dunes on the background. The tourists can reach the beach through the newly laid coastal road, which is a very beautiful drive along the sea-coast. People enjoy the place very much as they visit this with of joy.