The most southerly tip of India

Trip Start Jan 21, 2007
Trip End ??? ??, 2008

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Monday 2nd April was supposed to be full moon day, so I heard anyway.  And according to the Rough Guide, on full moon day in April it's possible to see both the setting sun and rising moon on the same horizon.  So off we went on a day trip to Kanniyakumari, which is the most southern point of India.  Again it took 3 buses.  Not too stressful, but long. Took probably about 3 hours to get there, by the time we arrived it was almost 4pm.  There wasn't a great deal to see there (or there didn't seem to be anyway), but it's significant as it's the meeting point of the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. 

Unfortunately there was no sunset to be seen as the sun vanished behind the clouds quite early on.  The moon rising was also hidden behind clouds so didn't appear til it was quite high up.  So generally quite disappointing in terms of sunset but good to have been to the most southern point of India.

Kanniyakumari was quite seriously affected by the Tsunami of 2004 with around 1000 deaths.  This was the first place I've been which was affected and it was very strange to stand at the edge of the sea and imagine the wave coming at you.

Tomorrow Luke and I are both leaving Kovalam and heading our separate ways, he's off to Goa and I'm going to Banagalore on the train.
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