Friday, July 29, 2011

Visit Kanyakumari

Travel to Kanyakumari
Tamil Nadu, India
Friday, July 29, 2011

We arrived at Chennai airport in the morning. We all had breakfast and coffee. We took Kingfisher flight IT-2882 to Trivandrum with a flight time of about 2 hours (turbo prop ATR 72-500).

Usha and Karan had brought an SUV and we boarded it traveled toward Kanyakumari via National Highway 47 (NH47). On the way we stopped and bought some honey and had lunch near a roadside stop. Due to the delayed flight we arrived at Kanyakumari around 4 PM and proceeded to take the boat ride to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue. We met our friend who helped us proceed faster. We spent about 1 1/2 at these memorials and arrived shore.

We then headed to the Gandhi Memorial while the kids played at the park. Soon we wet our feet at the beach where three seas mingle: Bay of Bengal from the East, Indian Ocean from the South, and Arabian sea on the West. We also paid visit to the Kanya Kumari Amman Temple.

Then we headed back to Quillon (Kollam). On the way stopped at the Suchindram Temple ( தாணுமாலயன் திருக்கோவில்) where all three gods are present: Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma.

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