Travelling the southern most india needs a lots of research, since there is no clear way described on internet. Here you are on a right place to know and get sufficient knowledge to travel to this trio on a budget. I think you have been searching for a while till you reached on my blog. So without taking much time lets jump to the trip and here it goes….
i am from odisha the land of Lord Jagganath (one of the 4 Dhams in India). If you are from Eastern or Northern side of india then for you this is the best way to follow my guide and for the peoples from western or southern you could take this blog as suggestion.
The first thing you have to do is to take the most affordable means of transportation i.e Trains… you could take flight as well. since i was on a budget trip so i took the train from Bhubaneswar on monday to Kanyakumari (15906 vivek exp.). It cost me around ₹800, and reaches around 10am thrusday and took 41 hrs. (There is no direct flight to kanyakumari so you have to land in chennai and then again take train to kanyakumari.
After Reaching at kanyakumari you can either stay in hotel or the best way i can found is to stay in backpacker’s hostel or couchsurfing. The place where i stayed at “Raghavi tourist home” it is nearly 1km from railway station which i could say a walkable distance since i was on a budget trip. It cost me around ₹400 per night and i booked from booking.com. while going to my tourist home i took breakfast i.e(idli, vada, dosa) all you get in each corners of streets.
NOTE :(but choose wisely while eating from street as you can get hospitalised instead of budget travelling you end up flushing all your money to hospital).
As soon as i reached droped my rucksake, got freshned up since i was travelling for more than a day inside vivek exp. which is longest running train in India. then i took my little duffle bag with a bottle of water as you need to refuel youself to cope up with the climate of south and started my trip to explore the vivekananda rock memorial and thiruvalluvar statue. It was just 800mts to ferrypoint where you have to take ferry to visit those place. it costs me around ₹34 for to-fro ride.
After the trip i took my lunch and went to “Trisea Sangam” the place where bay of bengal – arabian sea- indian Ocean meets. here you can have 1hrs to stay and enjoy the breeze and look the mesmerising view with sunset.
Then get your snacks and go to “The wandering Monk Museum”, again a walkable distance. This place provide a great glimpse of the life of Swami Vivekananda, his journey through all the phase. timing of museum- 8:00am to 12pm/ 4pm to 8pm. I took the evening time i.e after the sunset.