Goa – Kanyakumari Cycle Trip: Epilogue

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Goa Kanyakumari Cycle Trip

As the journey finally came to a halt with the AI 668 touching down on CSIA we had travelled well over 3800 kms in total out of which 1100 kms were on the bicycle and the other distributed over bus, rail, ferry and flight. I wonder what did we get out of the journey ? […]

Goa – Kanyakumari Cycle Trip: around Kanyakumari

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Goa Kanyakumari Cycle Trip

Feb 26, Day 13 – Around Kanyakumari We woke up casually knowing there will be no more day long cycling on this trip, but that meant it was still early by the urban standards – 7.00am. We left for Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial after a quick breakfast. It was low tide and the ferry to […]

Goa – Kanyakumari Cycle Trip: to Kanyakumari

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Goa Kanyakumari Cycle Trip

Feb 25, Day 12 – to Kanyakumari Left around 7:15am, excited that today is the day! The Parassala town which is the border town of Kerala and Tamil Nadu isn’t really exciting. Forget a buzzing border, but there isn’t even a warm welcoming sign as we cross into Tamil Nadu, our 4th state in this […]

Goa – Kanyakumari Cycle Trip: to Neyyattinkara

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Goa Kanyakumari Cycle Trip

Feb 24, Day 11 – to Neyyattinkara After last night’s chit-chat with Ingrid and her friend, we left Varkala around 8.00am following the normal routine of having some biscuits to munch and then head out. Google Maps had suggested a route (I had picked up a walking route). Google Maps made every effort that we […]

Goa – Kanyakumari Cycle Trip: to Varkala

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Goa Kanyakumari Cycle Trip

Feb 23, Day 10 – to Varkala Yet another day, and we are on our bikes by 7.30am. Leaving Alappuzha on the NH-47 (Salem – Kochi – Kanyakumari Highway) we are followed by the CPI(M) flags, banners. The road is very uninteresting, flat and straight. A little before Karunagapally, we witness an accident. An auto-rickshaw […]

Goa – Kanyakumari Cycle Trip: to Alappuzha (Alleppey)

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Goa Kanyakumari Cycle Trip

Feb 22, Day 9 – to Alappuzha Left N. Paravoor around 7.30am, again crossing the backwater heading westwards for Cherai. A left took us all the way towards Vypin and southwards. The morning ride was spent singing ‘Mona Mona Gosolina’ as we reached the northern side of Fort Kochi. We had left the NH-17, which […]