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Now we have left Kovalum and are on a train on our way to Kanyakumari. This is the most south place that you can visit in India and also the point where 3 oceans meet and the sun goes up and down in the same place. Here we're going to spend one night to make sure we get to see both sunset and sunrise.
That was probably it for this time, now I will continue to watch the palm trees passing by outside our window:)
Just spent the morning reading and relaxing. Lunch was traditional banana leaf lunch famous around these parts. Bit like a Thali, which is a mixture of vegetarian daals and curried vegetables, popadom and chapati. All very good. Went for a walk to a beach where they cleanse people in the sea. We then went to a Hindu temple, where they set off (very loud) firecrackers which was to give us good luck. Then we had a meal looking out to see at all the fishing ...
Hillary and I woke from our slumber, jumped to our feet to see what was the matter. Indeed it was our alarm at 1am telling us to get to Madurai train station to catch our train to the tip of India - Kanyakumari!
A short walk away was the urinal that is the Madurai train station. Some of the worst stink I have smelt in a while. After waiting for just over an hour for the train we boarded our air conditioned sleeper car for our ...
With a little help from tripadvisor I found some secluded cottages just a little way up from Varkala our last beach resort. They had good reviews so I booked......turned out to be the best booking I've ever done! For £12 a night we got a huge cottage right by a beach with no one else there but some fisher men! Amazing.
Next stop: Kerela backwaters at Alleppey about 130km north of where we are now.
... which gives a good insight into the history and heritage of Keralan culture and royalty, it wasn’t really our cup of tea but we took the opportunity to fan ourselves while in there, it was only 15 rps too.
In the evening I dragged Sharlie along to a Kathakali show which is a traditional theatre art in the area, the stories are told using facial expressions, movement and dance, it was really interesting , we both enjoyed it however Sharlie nearly ...
Other places to stay in Kovalam
Lighthouse Road, Vizhinjam, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $21
Via Nagar Bhagavathy Temple, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $98
behind Coconut Groove Restaurant, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $15
Samudra Beach,Vellar, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $22
Near Kovalam Bus Stand, Kovalam | Hotelfrom $7