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  • Day137


    February 15, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Vormittags wird gearbeitet, nachmittags geht es an den südlichsten Punkt Indiens.
    Kanniyakumari ist einer der wichtigsten Pilgerorte der Inder. Jeder Inder muss in seinem Leben am südlichsten Zipfel des Landes ins Wasser steigen um sich von seinen Sünden rein zu waschen.Read more

  • Day33


    November 4, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    The very southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. The first pic looks out to vivkinenda rock with its memorial to Swami Vivikinenda, One of the important people In developing an Indian identity. This pic looks out to where the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meet. 2nd is a closer look at the building on the rock. Unfortunately, no interior pictures were allowed. 3rd are some of the brightly painted fishing boats used by local fisherman. 4th looks back at the city from the Vivkinenda rock.Read more

  • Day21

    "Papanasam beach" to "Cape Comorin"

    January 26, 2019 in India

    Today we will have a morning drive to Kanyakumariin (also known as Cape Comorin*), the very southern point of India. Here we will have free time to independently explore the Vivekananda Rock and the surrounding sites. In Kanyakumari we will stay in a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

    Das Temple Festival (separater Footprint) war extrem chaotisch. Danach ist die „Paargruppe“ incl. Peter am späten Abend in ein megalautes Restaurant an der Beach gegangen. Der Fisch dort war aber so gut, dass der Lärm schnell vergessen war. Am nächsten Tag sind wir frühmorgens um 06:00 mit tuk-tuks zum Truck aufgebrochen. Um 10:45 waren wir dann bereit an der Südspitze von Indien. Hierhin verliert sich kein internationaler Tourismus. Rosie zieht zunehmend den Unmut der Mitreisenden und auch von Heidi auf sich, weil sie sich wenig engagiert zeigt und auch sehr oberflächlich wirkt. Kein Vergleich zu unserer Prim von der Silk Road. Heute sind wir deutlich früher zum Essen ins „Ocean“ Restaurant gegangen und haben dafür auch auf den Sonnenuntergang verzichtet - Bier Fehlanzeige! Wo keine westlichen Touristen sind, gibt‘s eben kein Bier. „Kanyakumariin“* hat uns erst beim zweiten Blick was geboten. Speziell als wir abends noch einmal durch das Fischerdorf geschlendert sind, hat sich uns die Besonderheit der Stadt erschlossen. Offensichtlich eine baptistische Dorfgemeinschaft mit zwei christlichen Kirchen, die sehr gut besucht waren. Das Leben fand in den Kirchen und in den Häusergassen statt. Alle Menschen waren sehr freundlich. Und jede Menge spielender Kinder in den Gassen. In der ganzen Stadt gibt es auch fast keine westlichen Touristen. Das führt dann dazu, dass hier alles noch echt authentisch ist. Mehr als eine Übernachtung macht hier aber keinen Sinn.

    *Kanyakumari, (formerly known as Cape Comorin) is a city of the Kanyakumari district in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. It is the southernmost city of peninsular/contiguous India. Kanyakumari has been a city since the Sangam period and is a popular tourist destination. Kanyakumari is located at 8.08°N 77.57°E and has an average elevation of 300 metres. The peninsular tip of Kanyakumari is bordered on three sides by the Laccadive Sea. It is located at the confluence of the Western Coastal Plains and Eastern Coastal Plains. Kanyakumari is at the southern tip and is the southernmost point of the contiguous Indian Subcontinent. However, the southernmost point of Republic of India is at Indira Point on Great Nicobar Island, at 6°45’10″N and 93°49’36″E.

    Editiert am 03.05.2019
    Text von Wolfgang
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  • Day12

    In the end of India

    December 8, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    After 4 hours the train finally arrived to Kanyakumari station. The southern end of India. After arriving, nice pink railways station welcomes you, sweet.
    But no time for relax, dark is coming and it's time to find accommodation. Well I can't remember how many times I said: I'll be back in 5, just check the next one. But in the end I had cheap accommodation with sea view!
    And hurry up to the city, sunset is waiting. I have to admit, they're really prepared for tourists (but I met only Indian ones! Only 4 other white people) signs are everywhere, so in a minute I was on huge tower observing beautiful sunset over sea.
    The city is famous by couple of statues.
    1) Gandhi memorial - "appropriately placed at the end of the nation". The central stone was used to store some Mahatma's ashes. When I visited this place it was early in the morning so guy in counter was sleeping. The place is really nice, without yelling people it has its own atmosphere.
    2) Kumari Amman temple. I don't have really good experience with this one. Inside it was just running, pushed by the others and just paying 10Rs here 10 here, Dharsana here, here and I was out so fast. Next time I have to try to stop a crowd but it was in the end of the day and I was without power to defend myself.
    3) Vivekananda memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue (Indian Statue of Liberty).. two islands connected to ground by ferry. In my case the second one was closed but at least memorial was open. According to information, this is a place where Swami Vivekananda meditated for couple of days. For me the journey by ferry was also really funny. The view over many indians wearing a life jacket inside a boat (check the redhead guy on the picture - perfect match!)
    The second day I walked to the village closed by. The whole area is famous by fishes and there should be a huge market. Sadly thanks to cyclone whole area is closed. I think one of the few occasions when is possible to see clean ocean. But that also means the fish market is closed. All the fisherman are sitting on the shore and just playing games, lying, bored by free time.
    Afternoon it was raining and I have to come clean I was in bed for two hours just doing nothing! Well, why not!
    I had only one more task to manage bus ticket from Kochi to Mysuru. Since it's not possible to pay online by credit card I had to go to travel agency. Well I spent there "only" one hour. But it was quite fun. They were smiling, still asking some questions and telling me 5minutes 5minutes. In the end the old guy (probably father) began with yelling to young one (son?). And I have to tell you, arguing in Malajlam it's just hilarious. But in the end I have a ticket so "Thumbs up".
    Well that's all from this small city. One day for it it's enough but worth it.
    And 26 hours journey to Mysuru can begin! Last funny thing were Christmas songs on the train station! The Christmas time!
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  • Day23

    קנייה קומרי

    February 6, 2016 in India ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    בשפיץ של הודו, מסביב שלוש ימים, ההודי , הבנגלי והערבי, ולארוחת ערב פארוטה ועוף טיקה

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kanniyākumāri, Kanniyakumari, Cap Comorin, Каньякумари

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