At last, I found sometime to finish my travelogue of our trip to Kanyakumari!
We planned a three days family trip to Kanyakumari and have pre-booked our train tickets two months earlier. Traveling in 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 ourselves comfortably after a hectic day at 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 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 to find any food joint.
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 Velankanni Matha (Our Lady of Velankanni) church at Punniyavalanpuram, Kavalkinaru. It’s in 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 at 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 half drive, we reached my cousin place. It was more like a get together than a family trip where we all had 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!