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Mar 5, 2012 - Kenyakumari

We had decided to get up to see the sunrise as this was what a lot of people come here especially to see. It is one place where you can see the sun rise and set over the sea from the same place. A lot of people go down to the beach but our hotel faces East and has a flat rooftop so we were able to go up there. A couple of Indian families also joined us. Unfortunately the sunrise was not as spectacular as we had hoped for. The day broke slowly and the sky lightened but a bank of mist hung over the horizon obscuring the sun for a while. Once...

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Mar 4, 2012 - Kanyakumari

Heard strange rustling noises in the night and in the morning discovered that a mouse or rat had been into my bag and found a bag of buns that I bought yesterday and forgot about. It had chewed through the plastic that the buns were wrapped in and started on the buns. No time to worry though as we were up at 6am to get ready to go to the train station. The Tuktuk driver was waiting at the gate for us and we were at the station well on time for the 7am train up to Cochi. When we got there we had plenty of time before the train to...

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Feb 13, 2011 - Kanyakumari

The southern tip of India. Where 3 oceans meet and where there is a dark and beautiful temple to a goddess which requires men to take their shirts off to enter. Lovely and quiet beach town, and ready to keep moving. Did I mention that I was so comfortable in Varkala, that I just got on a train without really asking where it was going? Three hours later, I realized that I was going the wrong direction. Took me the rest of the day to get to Kanyakumari, arriving 9 hours later than I anticipated. ...yep...

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Eva's Big Adventure

Dec 23, 2010 - Kanyakumari

No I have to give you the details of my journey from Madurai to Kanyakumari. I bought a train ticket in Madurai, but the only tickets they had were for a train that left at 2am. So I decided to go. I arrived at the station about 12:30 and went to go check on the arrival time of the train only to find that I was waitliested in position 30 in line for a seat on the train. I was p/o'd. I complained loudly and vociferously to anyone and everyone. I wouldn't have purchased the ticket if I knew I was going to be waitlisted. I could have just...

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Kia Shnette 2010

Oct 27, 2010 - Kanyakumari

Even though poor wee Sineady was violently ill (Delhi Belly!)....Kanyakumari had it's good points - being the tip of India - especially the last day when we visited some temples and met a big group of very curious college students - they just wanted to take photos with us!...

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Feb 12, 2010 - Around the Cape

Today I took a ferry out to a memorial to a famous religious and social reformer. It is a very nice memorial. There is a silent room where people can meditate with a glowing om symbol. On the next islet over there is this hugh impressive and old looking statue. It is impressive but is not old. I also walked around the town. Everytime I walk down the same street I see different things. Tomorrow I plan to move on, up the west coast of India.

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India On My Own

Feb 11, 2010 - The Southern Tip Of India

I left Puducherry yesterday, Wednesday, in the afternoon. The time it takes to go a given distance always surprises me, though I don't know why, because it is like that in many countries. So I had to go about 30 miles on one train to catch another. It took two hours, and that is about standard. Anyway, I knew it in advance and enjoyed watching the countryside pass by. After waiting 3 hours, I caught an overnight train to Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin). Another comment on the difference in being here now and 40 years ago. The first train I took...

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India On My Own

Nov 15, 2009 - Three Seas

After finishing with my paperwork in Chennai, I decided to go and discover some parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala while I am here, making the most out of my experience and research trip through India. And that brought me down to Kanyakumari. It is hot and humid here on India’s southernmost tip; the cape looking out over three seas meeting: The Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman. This is where some of Gandhi’s ashes were spread out to the elements after his cremation but it was also already then a holy place for Hindu...

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Elin in India

Jun 26, 2009 - Kanyakumari

Today we visited the southern tip of the country and it did not dissapoint. At first we visited the memorial on the a secluded island by ferry. We would have also liked to visit the nearby statue on the other island but only worker were allowed. After that Pascal and Sameer attemtped to defy nature and escalade to high rocks in the water. Trouble abrew.... Unfortunately nature bested them. Lastly, we visted both a Ghandi memorial and were guided through by a rambunctious guide.

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I Love India 2009

Apr 7, 2009 - Excursion to India’s Southernmost Tip at Cape Comerin

It is around 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and i'm writing today's entry while sitting at one of the tables in the overland truck. We are currently en route to Madurai, but we will not be arriving there today. Rather, we will be camping somewhere in rural Tamil Nadu this evening. I expect we will be stopping at some point within the next hour or so, so hopefully I can finish today's entry before then. We left Varkala after breakfast and drove out of the state of Kerala and into the state of Tamil Nadu. At around noon, we reached Kanyakumari,...

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Break From the Law

Dec 30, 2008 - Kanyakumari, India via Trivandrum (from Sri Lanka)

12-30 Up at 4:45 am, YW folks arranged a tuk tuk which was waiting for us outside the door – very nice! Got on bus to airport at 5:30, only 4-5 of us but by the time we reached the shuttle station at 6:45 people were packed so tightly I only had room on the floor for one foot(even though I was sitting, the passengers were stepping on my other all the time, ha)! They were also pushing from the aisle so much that Bon – by the window –was semi squashed as well! There had been a bombing on the road to the airport the day before near an army...

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Oct 3, 2007 - End of the World

Travelled to Kanya Kumari today. 6 hours in a government bus with appropriately placed pieces of sharpened metal sticking out of the chairs. Bottom very sore by the time of arrival. KK is the end of the world as far as Indians are concerned. Its the most southerly point and is also the place where three seas meet - the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. One would have imagined that with such a perfectly sited location God would have seen fit to place an idyllic, sandy-beached, palm-fringed paradise here. He didn't. Instead he...

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