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Kanyakumari is the name of a small town in the Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu. It is a cape in the southernmost tip of Indian peninsula where the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian sea, and the Indian ocean meet. The old British name of the place was Cape Comorin. The closest major cities are Nagercoil, the capital of Kanyakumari District, (22kms) and Thiruvananthapuram (formely, Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala (85 kms).

Kanyakumari got its name from a small temple, Kanyakumari Temple, that stands right on the shore on the confluence of the three seas. It was in Kanyakumari where the great spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda spent days in meditation on a rock off of the coast. A memorial built in his honor is accessible by ferry and it has been featured on an Indian postage stamps.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Vivekananda Rock Memorial,
Kanyakumari.
(Click on the stamp to see an actual photo.)

The following is an old Indian stamp showing a plane flying over Kanyakumari.

Plane flying over Kanyakumari
Plane flying over Kanyakumari.
(Click on the stamp to see
a photo of Kanyakumari Temple.)

The state of Kerala is a tourist paradise. Kerala has the highest literacy rate in the country (100%). It is a very green state. Lush vegetation is everywhere. The backwaters of Kerala is one of the attractions of the state. One can take a boat ride along these waterways. Coconut palm trees on both sides of the waterways indeed present a lovely scene.

Among the many attractions of Kerala, Kovalam Beach comes near the top. The following Indian stamp features Kovalam Beach.

Kovalam Beach, Kerala
Kovalam Beach, Kerala.
(Click on the stamp to see a photo.)

Kerala also has a concentration of renowned Ayurvedic treatment centers. For those interested in Ayurvedic treatment, whether for relaxation and rejuvenation or for treatment of chronic illnesses, I have included some links to Ayurvedic treatment centers here.

The following are some links to tourism in Kerala and Kanyakumari area of Tamilnadu:

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