Another beautiful road trip to pen down. This time its from Bangalore to Varkala via Kanyakumari .
Trip 1 - 660 km : Bangalore to Kanyakuamri - The 1st part we drove from Bangalore to Kanyakumari. We left Bangalore early morning 5 am. This time it was 5 of us- 2 of my couple friends and me . We took the highway to Salem from Bangalore.
As usual the drive on karnatak highway is awesome. The highway roads of karnataka are well maintained and you will always love to drive on them. After a long drive and few small halts for snacks we reached Madurai. Rahul had been to this place earlier and suggested we have lunch at Bell Jumbo Restaurant.
The setup was huge and we could see some special biryani counter. Its a place famous for biryani .We ordered a biryani, chicken gravy and roti. The biryani was just OK, nothing special that we felt about it.Rather the chicken was better.After our lunch we started towards Kanyakumari. On the way came a stretch where all around us we started seeing huge wind vanes. This was one of India's largest wind farm. The size of these wind mills were spectacularly huge. This wind farm has around 10000 wind mills spread over 20 km length of NH 7/AH 43 near Kanyakumari. Driving and photo shoot on this stretch was fun.
We reached Kanyakumari by evening. As planned and not having much to see there we spent a while near the beach.
The scenic beauty was really good, we even got a thought of seeing the sunset , but time did not permit us as we had to reach Varkala before it was too late. Without much delay and after some oceanic site seeing we left from Kanyakumari towards Varkala.
Trip 2 - 132 Km Kanyakumari to Varkala . Though the distance was just 132 km, the drive was long due to the bypass roads and some busy towns that we had to cross. One interesting city that we crossed was Nagercoil. There are some places that i cross in such road trips which gets on my list of a come back, this was one of them - Nagercoil. The city had something nice in it which pulled my curiosity for later visit.