At last, I found sometime to finish my travelogue of our trip to Kanyakumari!
We planned a three-day family trip to Kanyakumari and had pre-booked our train tickets two months earlier. Traveling on a night train would be a better option as it takes thirteen hours from Chennai to reach Kanyakumari. Thirteen hours? That long? Chill out! We relaxed comfortably after a hectic day at the office.
We reached Nagercoil station around six in the morning. As it was my first trip post my wedding, my uncle and aunt had come to the station to welcome us. All the way to home, the rich green fields and flowing river canals were dry, implying the dry weather and water scarcity.
As we had arranged for a cab for eight of us and planned to start by 9 in the morning, we were busily engaged in cooking and packing our lunch because we didn’t want to waste time finding any food joints.
The church of Our Lady of Velankanni – Punniyavalanpuram, Kavalkinaru
Our trip through Kanyakumari starts off from here. We drove along the bypass road to Tirunelveli as we had to pick up my cousin and her kid to join us.
Our first stop was at Our Lady of Velankanni church Punniyavalanpuram, Kavalkinaru. It’s on the bypass road and it reminds me of the church, Our Lady of Velankanni in Besant Nagar, is a frequented place in Chennai. The beautiful facade of the church in glistening metallic hues makes you stopover and take a look here!
This year, we saw a grotto beautifully erected with stairways traveling through the rock caves to reach the top to take the blessings of Jesus Christ. We prayed for a few minutes and then started from there.
An hour and a half drive, we reached my cousin’s place. It was more like a get-together than a family trip where we all had a good time after 2 years. Munching the manaparai murukku and sipping the Rasna (yeah, it’s still there), with the kids’ tantrums to the loud music piercing through the amplifier, an hour went by without a mess as we reached Uvari!
Here’s our 3 Days Kanyakumari Itinerary covering the major tourist places in Kanyakumari to plan your trip efficiently !