Rising up in Kanyakumari to setting down in Kovalam The day started with running to see the Sunrise, the stone clad sunrise point at 6 in the morning had a lot of people, although the Dawn had already ended but the day had just started for us. We saw the lights going off on the Thiruvalluvar statue and the rock memorial. Beautiful dance of artificial lights against natural lights. The sun didn't show up in the sky that day, I mean it was day and the sky was as lit as 9 o clock sky but there was no Sun persay.
We had a train to catch for Kovalam as the previous night we decided that there is nothing much to see in Kanyakumari, but we missed the train by 2 mins was what we were informed when we were running on the platform like two crazy people. The alternate was given as Buses from Nagercoil to Kovalam. We didn't mind them much as we wanted to reach kovallam as soon as possible because Kanyakumari had nothing else to cater to us. Also if were going to a new place we should have as much as time possible to explore the new.
How to reach Kovalam:
Prefered - Trains from Kanyakumari to Kovallam (2 hours)
Not Prefered - Local Buses from Nagercoil (3 hours) the way is beautiful but horrifying at the same time because there is no Road, hence I said not Prefered. But as we went ahead on the way, it was beautiful Kerala all the way, so it wasn't as bad but wasn't the best I would say.
Now Kovalam was our plan B, after the Plan A Kanyakumari had ended too soon on us and we still had 2 days of our weekend to us. And it was worth all the efforts and last minute tensions.
On reaching Kovalam, although we had booked our Sea View hotel on OYO online while in the bus, but when we reached the place we almost fell in love with this small place named Beatles Inn
Where to Stay: Beatles Inn, if you want a real sea view without any obstacles or anything else crowding your view of that unending sea, I urge you to stay here. We were right on the sea, the Sea was so close that the waves scared us at times, having had the recent Kerala floods. Not joking, we really went on Google and checked for weather report if it's ok stay here.
The day was just perfect then, we ordered chilled beer and Sandwiches and the music of the waves in the background, couldn't have asked for anything better than that. After lazing around for sometime, we headed to the beach only to find the most picturesque beach I have ever seen, in real life.
The Light house beach, have always seen those beautiful pictures of lighthouses and the waves splashing at the rocks never knew the Plan B would end up being way better than the plan A.
The light house beach is everything but calm, and thats not because of the people visiting the place that's because of the waves. Those were the largest waves I have seen after Palolem Beach, Goa. People were surfing, no not the Indian style, log surfing. Proper surf board surfing all because of the high crazy Waves.
To add to our pleasure it started raining, now being a water person I love rains and I love beaches but the combination just made me forget everything else in the world and I wanted to be there like Throw my anchor and stay. We didn't catch the sun set here as well as it was all cloudy and rainy, but the Color the sky had taken up reflecting the same on the beach, I didn't carry my camera because I wanted to experience the waves and live the moment. But words fall short to paint the picture of that sun less sunset at the Kovalam beach. We saw the birds flying back home, boats venturing in the sea for overnight fishing session. That was a paradise I would want to live everyday.
So we ended our day with food at the local cafes lining the beach.