#travelwithgdp Fact: A small thatched church was upgraded to a big church of Roman architecture was constructed in 1700 AD. A statue of Mother Mary made during 16th century derived from Rome to Kanyakumari.
#travelwithgdp Fact: After the groundwork of about nine years, Vivekananda Kendra was officially founded on 7 January 1972 (the 108th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda by the Hindu calendar). On that day, as the sun rose, a saffron flag with Om inscribed on it was unfurled on the Vivekananda Rock Memorial to celebrate the founding of […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: The sand of Kanyakumari beach has different colors. It is believed that the remains of the unheld marriage between Lord Shiva and Kanyakumari Devi become several sand colors.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The stonework was divided amongst three workshops, in Kanyakumari, Ambasamudram and Sholinganallur. Ambasamudram contributed 5,000 tons of stones, while Sholinganallur was quarried for 2,000 tons of high-quality granite stones for the outer portion of the statue. While the largest of the 3,681 stones were 13-feet long and weighed over 15 tons, the majority […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: Swami Vivekananda swam to this rock and meditated, he attained enlightenment on the rock. Due to this, the rock has been regarded as a sacred place and many visits this place as a holy destination.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Kanyakumari is an excellent shopping destination for buying various seashell items. Nothing better than to purchase beautiful seashell trinkets and souvenirs for your loved ones from this popular beach destination!
#travelwithgdp Fact: Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s southern tip. Jutting into the Laccadive Sea, the town was known as Cape Comorin during British rule and is popular for watching sunrise and sunset over the ocean.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Studies show that money spent on travel makes you happier than money spent on material goods.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Madurai is popularly called Thoonga Nagaram meaning the city that never sleeps, on account of the active nightlife. The city attracts a large number of tourists from within the country and abroad. About 9,100,000 tourists visited Madurai in 2010, including 524,000 foreigners. Madurai is now attracting medical tourism also.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The most impressive and important of south India’s temples, Meenakshi temple in Madurai dates back as far as 3,500 years! Apparently, the city was built around the Shiva lingam that’s inside its sanctum. The temple complex covers 15 acres, and has 4,500 pillars and 12 towers which is massive!