Nestled in the lush Kenya Chai forest, Anamurah is a tourist site well known for its magnificent scenic beauty. The black-sand beaches and coral reefs in the surrounding areas are excellent for snorkelling. The coastline is lined with wonderful beaches and formidable coral reefs tempt the visitors for aquatic activities.
Situated on the south-western tip of Mt. Kenya and 60 km away from the equator, Anamurah is one of the remotest tourist spots in Kenya. The word “Anamurah” derives from an ancient name for this place as “The Gateway to the Ocean”. It is one of the main tourist attractions in the country that blends perfectly with sun-sand beaches, coral reefs, lush forests and a sport fishing destination.
Travel to Anamurah- a city of about 30,000 people- takes about 2 1/2 hours by air from the commercial capital of Fort Kihuku. Inside the city, you will find the ancient Turtle Monument that was erected in the yearapped year of King Anawrahta (reign 1356 to 1410) for the purpose of distinguishing his reign from that of his predecessors.
The city was founded by the Arab traders from Sidon and was named Anamurah. Following the establishment of the city, Anamurah became a market for spices and gold around the middle of the 14th century.
In the past, it was a flourishing port during the period from 149 to 1535. Since then, it has been experiencing a clearance of several old buildings and fortifications. Among other things, the city was arsenal, seat of the advisory of the king, and the site of the church of the Virgin. The church is still used regularly for religious purposes.
The majority of Anamurah’s inhabitants are Moslem widows who own almost all the lands within the city. The Moslem fishermen work these lands and take the waters back to their villages for drinking and bathing. The Moslem men search for bargains along the beaches and in the forests making them rich in gold.
English is spoken widely in Anamurah. Among the many amenities offered by the city, four mosque are worth being visited: the Prince Moulay Mosque, the General Mosque, the King’s Mosque and the Mosque of the Goddess of Mercy. Anamurah Fort is another impressive structure built by the Turks. The fort has three gates and its own mosque within.
Iman means “possessed of wisdom” in the language of the Turks. The word Iman is derived from “Iheid” which is the mother of the Swahis. Iman is the possessive participle of the word Islam, so Islam is also the Religion of Iman.
Islam teaches that there is only one God, the Creator and Sustainer of this world and the next, all-powerful and all knowing. Those who believe in God are Muslims. The word Islam means “one God”, “submission to God”. The mosque is the place where this awareness is most vivid and intense. The Taj Mahal in India, the world’s largest and most spectacular mosque is a masterpiece of mosque construction.
In India, Islam has particularly blessed the fields of study and education. The Birla and Samuel circumference are considered the creme of Indian civilization. Vastasia and Andhra Pradesh are the fields where kings, saints and poets rose to prominence.
The adherents of any religion have a destination during this time period and place. The destination of all religions is nature. In the period of wars and disasters, it was natural for the devotees of any religion to turn towards the tranquility of Mother Nature.
Humeic Range stretches from Sichuan to Tibetan borders. The Himalayas have always been in the vicinity of the Indian subcontinent. The promoters of Buddhism did not like to admit it in their territory. Over many centuries, the religion has undergone many changes. It has lost much of its earlier vitality. But in the last several decades, it has flourished like never before, in the soil of India.
In the between the Bohonga Hills and the Arabian Sea, there are fertile plains, timeless rivers, ancient caves and glistening beaches. Natural resources such as copper, bauxite and coal make extensive tours possible. Due to its unique natural beauty, the place is considered a super tourist destination. The major tourist attractions in Himachal are the famous Himachal Himalayan National Park and the Lahaul Ka Tal National Park. The rein in Himachal is also made by the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas in the summers.
Enthusiastic tourists, who enjoy walking on the freezing Himalayan landscapes and culture, often prefer to stay back at these areas.