At the tip of the Indian peninsula is a city most notable for pilgrimage and tourism. Historically, a prodigious centre for art and religion for centuries, its unique location also makes it the area of great trade and commerce. Kanyakumari is especially popular in India for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, seen from the View Tower and Telescope House. On full-moon evenings, the Chitra Pournami, the sun and moon are seen face to face at the same horizon, as one sets and the other rises.
The strong gales of the sea and powerful waves crashing on the rocks and multi-colored sands never fails to remind one of the power of nature over man. It is with the same understanding that the beach frontage in the tourist areas has been walled off, following the 2004
Nickname: Cape Comorin
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