Ferry to lands end Vivekanda Rock

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Ferry point , Kanyakumari, India

Ferry to lands end Vivekanda Rock Kanyakumari Reviews

joehobo joehobo
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A ferry trip to lands end in India. May 26, 2013
A revisit to KanyaKumari was long due in my mind and when my sister and my nephew came down to visit me during their vacation we thought this was it.

Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip or the lands end of the Indian sub continent.It was previously called Cape Comerin and this cape has a uniqueness because the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea converge with the Indian Ocean at this very end of India.

There is a Hindu temple dedicated to Kanyakumari a Goddess who destroyed a Demon who threatened to destroy all the Hindu Gods.The Ferry point is in the adjacent street to this Temple.The street is sacked with shops selling souvenirs, spices,clothes,hats,and all that a tourist may need.

The Ferry point has a car park facility and if that be full you can drive on the road in the left towards the church in which road there is enough space to park your car.

Once you reach the ferry point you are bound to see a long Que waiting to purchase the ticket which costs only 34 rupees per person.If you have less time at your disposal and enough money to spare there is another Que for special tickets which costs 169 rupees which is about 3 USD.

There are two ferries alternating between the mainland and the lands end or Vivekananda Rock as it is now called.History is very patchy about this Rock and it is claimed that Lord Rama came her too. The Christians claimed that St.Francis Xavier had a Cross venerated upon the rock and the fishermen always prayed upon this rock for generations since the 15th century.This Cross was removed by force after the protest by Christians was quelled after two of the protesters were killed in Police firing,by the Government when the Ramakrishna mission claimed this land as theirs.Presently there is a huge memorial to Vivekananda a Hindu monk and a Hindu temple too.The ferry wait may take 20 minutes and the crossing which is only on the Bay of Bengal side takes only 10 minutes.

The rock island consists of a monument which is designed in the style of a temple and is clean.You have to pay another 20 Rs which is about 40 US cents as the entry fee to have a better look at the waters of the Indian ocean,bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea;merge beside this place.You can also notice a small tip of a rock jutting above the waves further away from here,which is the lands end as of now. Photographing the meditation hall and temple sanctum is banned.Wearing footwear is not allowed in this site and you better be careful to walk along the white line which directs you all along the site.Stepping beyond it on a hot day may lead to scorching your soles trying to walk on the hot rock surface.

There is also another huge monument of Thiruvalluvar a Tamil saint and poet,who was famous for his couplets about life and human conduct.

It is bound to be hot in summer and wearing light cotton clothes and a hat may help you enjoy your trip.Well for all that I have said about this place I sure enjoyed the trip as did my relatives.If you happen to be around don't miss out the experience of witnessing the seas from the lands end.
The street going towards the ferry…
A gypsy selling beeds
A gypsy tribal women selling Beeds
The temple street
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Zagnut66 says:
Another great review!
Posted on: May 25, 2013
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