Solo trip to KanyaKumari #southindiaitinerary #indiain5k #unforgettablesolo #lifechangingtrip

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Photo of Solo trip to KanyaKumari #southindiaitinerary #indiain5k #unforgettablesolo #lifechangingtrip by Neelam
Day 1

So , I visited this place last year on my birthday, and it became my new comfort place .

Nearest airport To Kanyakumari is Trivandrum airport . The distance between Trivandrum and KanyaKumari is around 85 kms

So , I left from Trivandrum in a car on Friday night and reached kanyakumari in around 2.5 hours . The road was bad.

Kanyakumari is the Southernmost tip of Indian subcontinent. It has a Triveni sangam where , the Bay of Bengal , Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean meet.

So the Birthday Morning:

I head to the Kanyakumari Beach to mark my existence at the sunrise. It was so beautiful and mesmerising sun coming up from the horizon .

Probably, in India , Kanyakumari is the only beach where Sunrise and sunset , both can be seen. As normally, in the Arabian Sea, you can witness only sunset.

I spent my morning here : so why this was a life changing trip :

I was home away for about 3.5 months, in Trivandrum , a city where negligible people speak or understand Hindi and very few people can speak broken English . So despite of being in the own country I started feeling left out . The other thing was food crisis and then the birthday which was going to be disastrously boring .

But then I happen to plan this solo and landed in here. So after witnessing this beautiful soothing sunrise at Kanyakumari beach , I don’t know what exactly changed in me , but it calmed me down . All this time I was counting days to go back to Mumbai but then this view gave me courage .

Around 11 in the morning , I thought of going in the water at the Triveni sangam.

I was all alone , nobody to click pictures or hold phones , so real fun !

I got into the water , I was in water till my neck , and I even fell down twice in water , and there was a couple came from Bengal , they took care of me as if I was with them . The wife was done with playing in water got out of water but the husband still stood there at a distance just because I was in the water, despite of being a stranger .

And then it clicked me somewhere, if I feel left out, I should b the one working towards it .

I again got into the water and fell down badly that I couldn’t even get up and then there was one Malayali girl who was starring me since I came to this beach since morning as I was wearing less clothes, came to the rescue . I almost thought I am done with the life today !

We judge people so easily . But then I realised this is what makes “Incredible India” .

Despite of caste , religion , language , region , state , we all Indians are brothers and Sisters and that’s what Unity in Diversity is! Then be it a Bengali couple , Mallu girl , a Tamil guy taking care of me and dropping me to my hotel after I got my leg hurt !

You will have to take a ferry which takes 15 mins to reach to here .

There’s a meditation area , a bronze statue of Swami and information about his life

If your luck is good and if there are not much tides you will get to visit this statue on your ferry to Vivekananda Rock Memorial !

Witness the sunset of Arabian Sea at the Triveni Sangam and head back to trivandrum !

Indian Ocean

Photo of Kanya Kumari Sunset View Place., Kovalam Road, Puthugramam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Neelam
Photo of Kanya Kumari Sunset View Place., Kovalam Road, Puthugramam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Neelam
Photo of Kanya Kumari Sunset View Place., Kovalam Road, Puthugramam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Neelam
Photo of Kanya Kumari Sunset View Place., Kovalam Road, Puthugramam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Neelam
Photo of Kanya Kumari Sunset View Place., Kovalam Road, Puthugramam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Neelam

vivekananda Rock Memorial

Photo of Kanya Kumari Sunset View Place., Kovalam Road, Puthugramam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Neelam

sunrise

Photo of Kanya Kumari Sunset View Place., Kovalam Road, Puthugramam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Neelam

tri Sea kanyakumari

Photo of Kanya Kumari Sunset View Place., Kovalam Road, Puthugramam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India by Neelam
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