Fully rested, completely charged, we were all set out to leave for Kanyakumari. Life it seems is not without a sense of irony. That day, the then CM of Tamil Nadu, Ms Jailalitha passed away due to a cardiac arrest, leaving an empty space in the hearts of the people of Tamil Nadu.
Something which was evident in the entire state. The entire state was mourning for the loss, and that meant Tamil Nadu was shut down. Literally shut down. This was going to be by far our longest stretch in one day – 377ms. No restaurants, no petrol pumps, no ration shops, no highway side tea stalls were operational that day.
There is only so much you can enjoy empty stomach and riding is not one of them. Slowly, but surely we reached Kanyakumari. It was dark, but this time, to our pleasure we got a very comfortable room (Oyo rooms again) and belly-full food. South Indian full meals never seemed more delicious.