Target was to leave early morning for sunrise.. but I missed major opportunity. Nevertheless I started little late. Starting from hotel within 10 km it was feelings of some unknown lands.. roads looking empty, for few kilometers it was both sided palm or coconut trees.. it was the sign that I am leading towards the land which is last part of Indian land
I was enjoying ride with 40 km/ hr mark and sinking in the beautiful scenic place it was . Minute by minutes I was getting disconnected to India..its crowd... My last 2 days... Body fatigue... Emotions.. dehydration.. and many things. NEVERTHELESS HAPPY I WAS.
The drive on the newly laid road is what made me speechless. On My left side there was Bay of Bengal which is quite in nature and on right side much aggressive Indian ocean. I was totally lost in the view and difficult to explain its beauty unless you, yourself visit the place. After enjoying Ramsetu point, I moved to visit ruined ghost town.
I started imagining what the town went through few decades back.
There are some shopping stalls here, having some artistic products made by locals from sea shells.
Spending some hours to observe Dhanushkodi I was waiting for the local food/stalls to open as temperature began to rise and humid condition are indicating that you should leave the places as soon as possible.
Luckily one stall/hut was about to open, and (again using sign language) I manage to select fresh fish/prawn to prepare as fish fry. In no time the stall owner couple started cooking and within 10 mins it was ready. I will definitely say you should not miss this tasty fish if you are travelling here. The shop couple was curious about my bike and safety gears , with this , my bike started and I left Dhanushkodi with filled appetite and good memories.
Things to do:
Visit to ruined town
Things to taste:
Local fish fry
Local tea prepared by decoction method.
There was plan to explore Rameshwaram but suddenly all other places are looking super crowdy. Compared the emptiness at the heart of Dhanushkodi.
Having quick visit to Pamban bridge(with a lucky view of Train passing from the bridge),, I moved further towards Madurai. The surroundings are still Humid and hot plus drive was pretty lonely since the roads are not in good condition.
While searching restaurant for lunch I found one on the way. The restaurant was quite new and had humble owner. His emotions and expressions were telling that he was there to serve people not for money. In 80 rs unlimited thali, its "Shree meenakshi bhavan". He himself is serving in the hopes that his son studying somewhere in Chennai will get kind treatment...
With another life lesson, I moved towards Madurai.
It was crowded in Madurai to drive so I parked my bike somewhere in the market and walked.
If you are visiting temples in south India keep in mind that temples are usually closed in afternoon. I was amazed by its huge structure and symmetry, 2 to 3 hours are less to experience it deeply.
I quickly had internal temple visit and moved for the drive. By now I am far from humid weather and also the roads are surrounded by hills and tree. While enjoying sunset was replying the surrealistic experience in my mind and feeling content.
There was twist in my bike trip: sunny climate changed to cloudy n thunderstorm, plus the place where i supposed to reach by 8PM has no staying options. Still it was 7PM in the clock, I decided to drove back to nearest town Karur and located+bargained+booked hotel and calmly slept for next days early morning start.