Kanyakumari/Cape Comorin - Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Im now at the very southern tip of the Indian continent. Three
oceans meet here; the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the
Arabian Sea. It's about 5.30 pm and Im about to go and see the
sunset and moonrise, it supposed to be very fantastic here!
I came here last evening about 6 pm. My train from Chennai reached
Trivandrum around noon, I then had to wait for a connecting train
down here at 3 pm, it took 2,5 hours to get here.
Its not a beautiful town at all, but there is a nice temple here
and The Gandhi Memorial where an urn containing the Mahatma's
Ashes are kept. It is called the Vivekananda Memorial and lies
on a small island. There is a boat service there, but of course
I missed the last boat out today. Maybe I will try to go in the
morning before I leave this place again. It is not very much else
to do here. Its a pilgrimage town, so there are busloads of Indian
tourists, not so many foreigners.
I was planning to see the sunrise this morning too, but I must
have been way too knackered after the train journey, because I
slept till about 10 am. Not quite sure where I will go tomorrow,
maybe Varkala Beach, but have also heard about some other beaches
further north, so I might just skip Varkala and go straight to
Kollam and the backwaters instead? Time will tell I guess.
Uhm (one hour later). Im back, it is cloudy and about a million
Indian people crowded together on the small area where you can
watch the sunset. So I left after a short while. Not my lucky
day Anyway think Im just gonna leave tomorrow morning, the sooner