Cape Camorin, Known Locally As Kaniyakumari

Photo credits: Prasanth

Photo credits: Prasanth

Kaniyakumari, also known as Cape Camorin, lies 90 km south of Trivandrum and is the southernmost tip of the mainland Indian sub-continent. The waters of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea converge here. The Vivekananda Memorial and recently erected statue of the great Tamil poet Thiruvallur are the main attraction of this place. A dip at the bathing ghat constructed at the confluence of the Seas is believed to cleanse and rejuvenate the pious.

From a distance the scene might make you think of Mont Saint-Michel, except that there is no passage even during low tide to the island.  Boat is the only option.

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