From Delhi to Kanyakumari – Solo female road trip

#Day21 #myindia #indiaissafe

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”. I did it 🙂 delhi to Kanyakumari. It took me a little while to believe myself.

It was almost evening when I entered Kanyakumari. The scene was mesmerising. I was speechless when I saw the sea for the first time. I parked my car on the roadside and went outside to soak myself in the glory of such beautiful evening.

The day had started with some aches and missing home. I suddenly started missing home, especially my niece and nephew. I couldn’t call them as they would have been in school by then. Tried calling my mother, but guess she also would have been busy in morning household chores. I just felt a little low. But then I do try to not let any of these things hamper my trip. So I did get out of bed and reached Somateertham – Ayurvedic village and resort. I will write another blog about it. For now, just know that it’s one of the cleanliest beach I have come across. They have got beautiful property there.

My spirit was lifted up after being to this place. Then I left for Padmanabhapuram Palace which is set at the foot of the mountains and I just loved that backdrop. Again, a detailed write up about that too will be online soon 🙂

My feet is swollen a little now – with all the drive and walking around. I can spread the message #indiaissafe only when I have been on streets like any other tourist and not just covering kms in my dusty.

I started feeling feverish a little after the walking around in palace. I stopped for some tea and snacks outside the palace only. After a little while I realised that I was the only female in the entire restaurant and all males. It felt a little weird, but not uncomfortable. People looked at me, but that didn’t make me feel uneasy. The host was way too kind to offer me things to eat. That left me with a good feeling.

Then the entire route from padmanabhapuram palace to Kanyakumari is beautiful, that infused energy in me again. The thought and feeling of reaching Kanyakumari – the southernmost part of India is unexplainable. I just quickly checked in and roamed around in the city to convince myself of reaching here 🙂

I read it somewhere and would want to share it here –

“Whatever you woke up with this morning – Ill health, stolen shoes, broken relationships, failed relationships – do not let any of these stop you from running your race. You can experience more in life if you will get over the excuses and get on with the living.”

#IndiaIsSafe is an initiative for claiming India to be as safe as any other country for travelling. Every country has got its list of Do’s and Dont’s, so does India. And we can have bad experiences anywhere – even in our home city/town/country. But that isn’t reason enough to keep us away from travelling. We need to claim our spaces in the world outside our own homes and travel. If this resonates with you and you are travelling in India, do use ‘#indiaissafe’. And if it is not, then do mark those places, so that the authorities can take an extra effort for the same. 

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