DRAFT 2 (618 words)
The pristine dark blue sky covers itself with purple clouds, saying that it’s time for the birds to wake up. Slowly beam of orange ray started protruded through the dark blue sky and made the water look like a bed of pink and orange roses. Gaining confidence, a tiny orange ball peeked through the dense waters and started growing big in size while moving high in sky. Washing away the sorrow and raising a new hope to the little ones, the sun shined brightly proclaiming its glory.
The golden dyed water is filled with fisherman setting his net in the water, waiting for a good catch, risking his life. The prayers from church are like the chorus to the chirping birds, singing its shine and praising God for their new day. Men and women who go out for morning walk enjoy the shining beauty. Milk vendors and newspaper boys are seen starting their trade at every turn of the street. A little later, small boys and girls in shining uniforms are seen going to the school.
“Kanyakumari” is land of Virgin beauty and I agree after watching it and I highly recommend this Place. This is the place where 3 seas named Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian ocean meet. The view is breath taking.
A visit to Kanyakumari is incomplete without visiting the Vivekanand memorial so I planned immediately after visiting Sea. I boarded ferry from the kanyakumari where the ticket prices inclusive of return journey from the rock island. The boats fit in somewhere around 80 persons and one must wear life jacket as the sea is pretty much rough over here. It gives a wonderful feeling with cool sea breeze flowing around and one have a magnificent view of sea waves on a rock which is surrounded by the sea itself. The memorial also houses a meditation center where I spent few minutes in silence. I knelt down and closed my eyes. There was a pin-drop silence in the hall, I feel so relaxed when I heard the water splashing sounds and bird chirping sounds. I returned back to the downtown to have lunch.
During lunch I met a local resident named Riya who is tall, light skinned with a long hair wearing fashionable clothes and she looks so attractive. She’s so hungry that she’s gobbling up her food. She has a pleasant expression while eating food. I was staring at this girl’s face and was admiring the way she eats her food, and unfortunately she caught me and smiled at me. Finally, I started conversation regarding the famous dishes in this city and she said, “This place is popular for its sea foods and is made with coconut oil.”
When I asked her about shopping, she said, “you can find beautiful seashells near sea shore and ornaments like bracelets chains which is made of shells. Nothing better than to purchase beautiful seashell trinkets and souvenirs for your loved ones from this popular beach destination.” While I was shopping in Kanyakumari, I bought beautiful handloom garments for my parents and grand parents. Within the temple premises there are several handicraft shops selling many seashell products and I bought seashell trinkets which is suggested by Riya.
With waterfalls, temples and museums Kanyakumari stands as one of the best places to visit during a holiday. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful places on earth. Every nook and corner of this place has something that is worth exploring.