Exploring Periyar – Day 8

While we live as one, we have many minds that exist inside us. Few of these work together, whereas others are staunch opponents. My two particular minds, the waking mind and sleeping mind, are ruthless enemies of each other. When one is in control, it does not let other to linger by. That’s the reason…

Kumarakom – Day 7

The morning was to be spent at the bird sanctuary. It was no point to visit it in afternoon, or even after 10.00, when sun would be shining brightly. We reached the sanctuary at 7.00 A.M., and started the walk.

Escape from the highway – Day 6

In morning, we visited the Padmanabhaswamy temple and the Ganpati temple. Nandinee finally agreed very reluctantly for wrapping a Veshti. Inside, the temple is huge, as is the norm in Kerala. There are many small temples in the compound, but the main attraction is the Vishnu idol. It is in a position of taking rest,…

Heading for the capital – Day 5

In morning, I couldn’t resist to visit the beach market, and got some more conches. However, as we were going to carry them with us, I was bit resistant on myself, and bought those that could be taken on motorcycle only. Later, we visited Vivekanadapuram. I remembered they had a beach side to view sun…

Exploring Kanya Kumari – Day 4

First thing in the morning – after the breakfast, of course – we went to the post office, to enquire feasibility of sending conches to Pune. It is located on way to Kanyakumari, right in the central area. The helpful lady there informed us that it was possible, however the packing has to be a…

To Southern End – Day 3

We left our hotel around 10.00 A.M., and started towards our day’s destination – Kanya Kumari. We would cross the Kerala State border and enter Tamil Nadu state today. NH was crowded as hell as expected. We reached Thiruanantpuram – old name Trivandrum – in time for lunch. Here a bright idea crossed my mind.…

Vanakkam – Day 1

The train journey was uneventful, as most of my memories consist of sleeping only. The train was kept very clean, with periodic cleaning and spraying of air freshener. After many days, we were left to ourselves, as most of the times the mobile was out of range. I can definitely recommend this train for Pune…