A trip to the southern most point of India. It sounds exciting, doesn't it?. After all the things I read in geography text books, in school about Indira point, Vivekananda Memorial etc, I was really geared up to go. We planned on a road trip from Bangalore and took the route from TN. Our first stop was Srirangam, a place famous its Ranganatha Temple.
A glimpse of the huge Gopuram can be seen in this pic below,
Then came Tanjore, most popular for its Monolithic temples where the whole structure is carved from a single stone,
Then After a long road, with windmills and greenery on both sides, came the enigmatic Kanyakumari, a small bustling town, with a great view of the sea
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
A View of the Town
My Favorite Pic- The Sea
There was a path into the sea, I don't for what purpose this rock path is used. I walked from my hotel through the settlement of the fishermen, and to the beach, and walked along this path, which led almost 1 km into the sea, one of the most exhilerating walks of my life!, I thought when I reach the end, I will be enlightened, though I was not:), I really loved it, every moment of it.
On our way back from Kanyakumari, we went to Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. We stayed at a beach resort in Kovalam beach. I could jump from my room's porch and walk to the beach. Here are some of te pictures taken from my room,
The next morning, I saw fishermen busy at work. They dropped a huge net into the sea and this is what they caught
And from there, we headed back home, all exhausted, but with a great experience!