Looking for Kanyakumari pictures? This travel blog includes Kanyakumari photos as the city lives a day.
At the southernmost part of India is located the town of Kanyakumari, where India concludes its boundaries, almost gracefully, surrounded by the mighty Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal – from all its directions.
Known for its mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets, Kanyakumari entertains thousands of Indian tourists every day. But when it comes to the life of locals living there, everything becomes much more usual and far more ordinary.
I happened to travel and write this Kanyakumari blog during my first visit in 2016. Since then I have been there twice. The place has some kind of gripping energy that keeps calling you, time and again. Of course, I am trying my best to show you that energy in these Kanyakumari pictures, but rest assured, they cannot complete a real visit.
So let’s perhaps see these Kanyakumari pictures in a day format and see how it feels being there as tourists and as a local.
5:50AM The city wakes up, as dawn starts breaking over the horizon, shell pink and faintly gold.
8:00AM A bunch of tourist figuring their way into Devi Kanya Kumari Temple, looking a bit confused.
9:00AM Little boy chasing his dreams, or perhaps shaping them, by taking inspiration from the majestic and endless sea.
12:00PM A street seller awaiting his first customer of the day, during the wee hours of the noon.
12:00PM “He is very intelligent, always choose the correct card,” says a tarot card reader, trying to persuade me — a tourist — and make a few bucks.
1:00PM An artist carefully holding a conch in his hands and gently stroking it for a noticeably impressive makeover.
2:00PM A group of school kids waiting for the next ferry to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.
3:30PM An old lady drinking water at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, as the angry sun left her a little cotton-mouthed, more clammy, and all weak.
3:40PM A nun looking at the endless sea from from the backside of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, trying to feel the power that Vivekananda might have felt, the time he meditated here.
3:50PM Tourists exploring The Vivekananda Rock Memorial, in their own confused, but charming manner.
4:00PM Long and tiring queues again, as tourists waited to board the next ferry from The Vivekananda Rock Memorial to the mainland Kanyakumari.
4:50PM Ferry taking people to and from The Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue. The last ferry leaves at 5 pm, exactly when The Vivekananda Rock Memorial shutters its doors for the day.
5:00PM A coconut seller peeling off its perfect skin.
5:30PM A tourist upholding the Kaleidoscopic charms of India as he tries to get himself inked on the street.
6:00PM One of the many crowded beaches in Kanyakumari — that never finds itself running short of new and excited tourists.
6:00PM A street seller forcing me to buy a pair of (possible) fake tiger claws. Initial price offered was Rs 1,200 for a pair, but a 30-second conversation, andthe price dramatically dropped to Rs 300 a pair.
6:00PM Two men engaged in an arresting conversation by the seashore.
7:00PM 12-year old Abhishek poses for his perfect move with a teetotum, which he loves playing — more than helping his father prepare fishing nets.
7:30PM Cramped but colorful markets, offering people with short (and periodic) glimpses of the sea.
7:30PM A stock of private fishing boats, with many ready to go on a short hunt, during the wee early-night hours.
9:15PM Streets find themselves hopelessly deserted as the clocks hit their usual 9PM mark.
As I said, I wrote this travel blog during my first trip in 2016. This Kanyakumari blog does not talk about things to see and do there but only what to expect. If you are looking for a more detailed guide, read this Kanyakumari Blog that has more such tips.
Vivekananda memorial is the most famous tourist highlight in the city. You can read more about it in this official website.
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