To infinity and beyond

Well, maybe not that far, but at least to the southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari which is another important Hindu pilgrimage site where 3 seas meet – the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.

Sadly apart from the fact that we were at the most southern tip of this vast country, there isn’t much else particularly positive to say about Kanyakumari as effectively it’s a bit like an Indian version of one of the British tacky sea-side resorts: lots of stalls selling plastic tat, heaps of hawkers peddling anything from selfie sticks to sea shells and jewellery, families wandering aimlessly around eating ice-cream or taking donkey rides on the dirty sand area and everyone waiting for sunset which is a big attraction.  There’s also a memorial to Gandhi here as some of his ashes were scattered here.

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Vivekananda Memorial (Hindu apostle) and Thiruvalluvar Statue (Tamil poet)

Sadly, Kanyakumari was hit hard in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in which 8000 locals lost their lives.

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The end of the line, Kanyakumari Railway Station

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