Every year-ending, at any cost I try to visit places around India. In December 2014, the journey took me from Bangalore to Cape Comorin a.k.a. Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, India. It is the southernmost tip of the mainland Indian subcontinent. Cape Comorin is also the final point to the Cardamom Hills, an extension of the Western Ghats range along the west coast of India. Cape Comorin is connecting the water of The Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and The Arabian Sea. It has a lovely view around the sea shore. Here my travel journal began like that:
I and my brother in law, Mr. Shekhar Roy, who is an engineer we started our journey on 12th Dec (Friday evening) and came back to Bangalore in 15th Dec (Monday morning). December is the brightest season to travel at Kanyakumari, it’s an unforgettable experience for us.
We had the travel plan started on 12th Dec evening after our office hours completed. We booked our AC Sleeper Class bus tickets from KPN travels a week before our journey. The ticket cost was INR 1200/person. The bus started from Bommanahalli at sharp 9:00 PM at night and it stopped at a roadside dhaba at night around 10:30 PM. We eat tadka and roti and slept in the bus coach. Morning, we wake up around 5:00 AM and the bus was on its way. Around 9:30 AM our road trip ended and we arrive at Hotel Maadhini, East Car Street, near sea shore Kanyakumari. The hotel room cost INR 1200/night.
We had finished our breakfast and went to visit the popular side scenes like the Vivekananda Rock and the last land point of India Cape Comorine. It took us four hours to complete the side scene. We came back for the lunch. Again we out at 5:00 PM to see, Our Lady of Ransom Church which was decorated for celebrating the upcoming Christmas on 25th of Dec, 2014.
We visited pubs and bars all around and we found inside Hotel Maadhini there is an underground bar. The rate of the drinks were higher than regular MRP. Well that was quite as expected in a tourist spot.
Next day we had a whole day to see the same side scenes again and the large flea market by the sea shore. We purchased some toys for the kids and “Kanyakumari” printed souvenirs like key chains, bags and statues for gifting. Two days were more than enough to see Kanyakumari. 14th Dec we aboard from beautiful Kanyakumari and 15th Dec morning 6:00 AM we reached in Bangalore.