During a long summer evening, while the sun is about to set, an artist is standing on the beach trying to capture the sight in front of him on a canvas. He sees the entire sight from a different point of view, which reflects in his work. His strokes are perfect, and the use of colors is beyond our imagination. With soft winds blowing, and the sounds of the waves crashing against the seashore creating a calming effect, the sight of watching an artist capture the beach life and the sunset is beyond anything ever experienced.
If the sights of this town can inspire an artist to create such a masterpiece, then it is surely a place worth falling in love with. And only taking a trip to this destination can make you understand why this place is treated in such a different light as compared to the rest of the country. It is not without a reason that this place is situated on the southernmost tip of the country, at a place where the best of east and west converge. We are talking about the confluence of the Arabian Sea of the west, and the Bay of Bengal of the east.
Kanyakumari is not just the confluence of two seas. It is the confluence of many cultures and legends too. There are incredible tales of Kings, Gods and Goddesses, and Super humans here. Enter any temple or pay your visit to a tourist spot, and you will come to know about stories that will thrill your senses. Right from Goddesses Parvati, Saraswati, and Laxmi’s boon to the chastise wife of a hermit, to the story of a fraction of the Sanjeevani Mountain breaking off and falling near Kanyakumari thereby becoming what is known as Maruthuva Malai, there are incredible tales waiting to be heard!
There are two things that make people fall for this place instantly. One is the sunrise, whereas the other is the sunset! If you’ve enjoyed these two views in solace at Kanyakumari, these are two sights that you will forever remember and recall with much fondness. In fact, on a good day, one can see the sunset and the moonrise at the same time, which is quite an incredible view indeed.
During the evening time, one can hear the sounds of drumbeats and the temple bells. It is the daily ritual at the temples, where devotees gather to pay their respects to the deities. After performing the pooja, tourists usually head to the local market to check out the diverse offerings of the local artisans, right from painted shells to small bags and purses. There are also miniature versions of famous local destinations that one can take back as souvenir for their friends and family.
Walking along the cold beach during the nighttime on the silvery sands lit up by the moon is quite an exuberant feeling. There’s a sense of serenity and calmness that’s to be enjoyed nowhere else. That’s why we say, come fall in love with Kanyakumari.