Most of the town is taken up with cheap hotels, dhabas and a sprawling bazaar made of blue tarpaulins, selling plastic junk and cheap clothes to the predominantly Indian tourists.
It is not geared up for international tourism at all. It would be nice to have some trips into the nearby Cardamom Hills.
Excepting it is the southern part of India nothing for a tourist to see, the boat ride is chiotic with people rushing in and out with those dirty life jackets.
the vivekananda spot is good just watch the sea. Travel so far only to visit the rock is not a good idea, no good food.
Beware of the shop prices, if you want to buy something, check the price in at least 4 shops, then bargain for 10 - 30% less than least price.
The area used to be spectacular. Development has not been planned to preserve the natural beauty as well as access to enjoy the natural beauty.
This spot is definitely one of India's treasures and as such should be protected for posterity. This really should be considered as a national landmark not only for the Gandhi site and Vivekannanda, but even more for the ocean and natural beauty. All levels of gov't should be involved in preserving and protecting this area for it's natural unparalleled beauty.
People and Service staffs were friendly. It is a multi-linguistic place. So travellers not to worry about coping up with local language.
The importance of certain religious places and their significance provides a person to know more about Indian culture and heritage.
the only reason to come here is to see the temple in the sea and watch the best sunsets. otherwise not much to do.