Triveni Sangam The Triveni Sangam, the meeting point of three seas - the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean - is a place that you might just miss if it hasn't been pointed out to you. As you walk out of the temple towards the sunset point, keep a watch for an open market to your left. Walk through the market and you will come to a stone mandapam. Walk through and you will come to a series of steps that lead into the water. This is the Triveni Sangam, as demarcated by the orange flag that flutters in the breeze.The Sun and its showsA sunrise or a sunset can very well be seen from any part of the world. But there is something unique and fascinating about watching the sun play peek-a-boo through the water before it bids adieu for the night and rises high and bright the next day. Sunset in Kanyakumari is best seen from the beach. Walking towards the water, the sand at your feet as you watch the sun sink into the sea is an ethereal feeling. This could very well be disrupted by the presence of the huge crowd of tourists that flow in and out of the town irrespective of the time of the year. "There has to be a way to avoid the crowds," I mulled, a little disgruntled having failed to find a space to enjoy on the beach to enjoy the sunset from. I finally hauled myself to the edge of the beach, near the road and settled myself on the wall surrounding the beach. (read more on Touching the Tip and How!)As mentioned earlier,you can explore Kanyakumari in a day and then head back to wherever it is you came from. In case you feel the ardent desire to spend more than a day there, hire a cab and explore places that are an hour (or two) drive from the city. The team at Hotel Ocean Heritage where I spend the night had shared a list of 'Important Places of Interest In and Around Kanyakumari'. Hope it is of some help to you.When in Kanyakumari, remember that... (read more on Touching the Tip and How!)
A place where the three seas namely Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal meet is known as the Thriveni Sangamam. This place in Kanyakumari is popular for its sunrise and sunsets as you can distinctively see the three different color water bodies meeting here. One of the most Instagrammable places in Kanyakumari, this should not be missed.We also had the option to visit the Kanyakumari Temple the same day but we decided to give it a pass during our South India Temple Tour. However, you can definitely visit it if time permits. With that we returned back to our hotel and geared up for our next destination and a quick detour before our final destination during our South India tripPoovar and Trivandrum. After reaching the southernmost tip of India and exploring the temple cities of South India, it was time for us to start our journey back home. We had our flight to Delhi from Trivandrum which is also the nearest airport to Kanyakumari. We started on a road trip from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum and decided to stop at Poovar mid-way to experience the backwaters there.
The sangam of Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea is clearly perceptible. Look out for the pattern of the waves as they gush towards the shore in different directions. Ideal time to spend around is 45 minutes. Shop around for souvenirs like seashells and handloom silk sarees, which are famous in Kanyakumari.