Friday, July 8, 2011

Sunsets and Lanscapes at Kanyakumari

Since we were in Trivandrum, the southernmost district of Kerala, we decided to go travel and visit the southernmost point of India. This spot is known as Kanyakumari, the southernmost point of India. It lies in the state of Tamil Nadu and is popular tourist site. Out in the sea are two giant rocks on which a temple has been built on one, and a giant rock statue of one of the Hindu gods (I think) on the other.

The temperature there is pretty high, about 38 degree Celsius. Plus with the scorching rays of the sun, you may get dehydrated really quickly. I bet my skin grew one tone darker after my trip there! Anyway, these two islands can be reached by a 5-minute cruise on one of the boats. Here is a shot I took of the temple, after reaching the giant rock.

As you can see in this next photograph, there were thousands of people, despite the heat, queuing up to board the boat to and fro. My family and I waited for a long 2 hours to board the boat!

Well, the afternoons there may be really killing due to the intense heat from the sun, but evenings are rather cool, with the wind. And, its an awesome spot to take photographs of the setting sun. Here are a few photos I took after coming back to mainland.

I love the colours in this photograph, although I increased the contrast a little.

So that was it, we returned back to Trivandrum and then back to my home.


adrielleroyale said...

Oh I LOVE those sunset pics, so beautiful :)

Shawn said...

Thanks Adrielle! It was the first time I got shots of the sunset that good too.


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