Cont... I bought the ticket for Rs-170 and catch the last train at 21:30hrs from Rameshwaram for my next destination Kanyakumari.
The ticket is for II class passenger and i knew it'll be difficult to grab a seat,i ran towards the platform and saw the train was actually standing for the last 10mins, i entered the first coach after the engine as this is my II coach, the full coach is filled up with no not locals but the north indian peoples as we came to see in Delhi or UP. Somewhere at the last end of the coach i saw few tamil mens were gossiping & chit chating with their friends and i make my mind i need to make myself a seat over there. I moved towards them and down my rucksack from my shoulder to the seat, as soon as i kept down they told me in tamil "Poh-Poh" this seat is occupied by someone else who is outside for tea, i told them by my body language its ok i'm just keeping my rucksack and resting a bit once your friend will come back i'll give him his seat back. I asked for some water to drink by showing my hand as i dnt know tamil and i always try to mix with the locals. The people started asking me in tamil am i travelling single i told them yes, and this way i too become a part of their chit chatting and they told there was no one in this seat so i can relax. I was tired by the whole day trip and it is quite essential for me to have a seat for the next 9hrs journey.
And my train whistled to start for Kanyakumari. Again that adrenaline rushed through out my body as i know Pamban Bridge is coming. In the morning itself only i entered through Pamban Bridge and now at 21:45 i'm leaving Rameshwaram through Pamban. Now those tamil peoples became my friends so i didn't worry about my rucksack and came near the train main door to witness myself crossing the Pamban Bridge at night. Its pitch black outside, my train is moving slowly & slowly over the bridge. I can only see the white waves hitting the black rocks down near the railway bridge pillers. And i gave a goodnight flykiss to that moment as i can feel the strong breeze while crossing Pamban Bridge.