At the southern most tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean
and the Bay of Bengal meet, lies Kanyakumari (also spelt as Kanniyakumari),
important pilgrim center. Kanyakumari is also famous for its spectacular
sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon days.
The sea is fairly rough, so it is entertaining to watch it beat itself
against the rocks and then subside, before it gathers itself up for another
attack. With long stretches of sands of many hues, Kanyakumari beach offers a
welcome change. A variety of shells are on sale on the Kanyakumari beaches.
Kanyakumari beach is a beautiful sight with multi-coloured sand, but it does not
really offer one the opportunity to sunbathe on soft golden sands, or to
frolic in the waves either. The seashore is rocky and dangerous, and there
is a manmade wall running along it. People are warned to stay off the rocks,
and when if someone ventures out of bounds, he or she is quickly and
severely reprimanded by a watchful policeman. There is a lighthouse from
where one can get a panoramic view.