Day 3- Jun 7th
We had planned to visit Dhanushkodi in morning which was a town destroyed by cyclone in 1964. A 4 wheel drive is required to go to Dhanushkodi, since road is not present (but we did see road being built and should be ready in next 3 months) We had hired a jeep from TTDC the previous evening and had asked him to come to the hotel at 630 am. There was slight delay but we finally started at 715. The jeep was pretty old but 4 wheel drive worked in that. We finally reached Dhanushkodi around 815 am and saw the remains of railway station, church and other buildings. Since this place is not visited by many , the beach is less crowded and very clean unlike other beaches. Clear skies is one thing which we loved at Dhanushkodi.
Remains of the railway station
Beach at Dhanushkodi
Remains of the church
New road being built till Dhanushkodi
Why you need a 4 wheel drive vehicle
Came back to hotel and started for Kanyakumari around 11 am.
We took the East coast road, which was well maintained and less crowded. The road was 2 laned but in good condition , later we joined 45B / 7A / 7. which were 4 laned.
We stopped for lunch at Capri restaurant , food was amazing there.
Before entering Kanyakumari, we saw huge number of windmills. A quick google search showed that Aralvaimozhi near Kanyakumari has the largest wind mill farm in the world (Muppandal wind farm) and produces around 1500 MW of electricity ( which was a big surprise for us)
We reached Kanyakumari around 430 PM and checked in TTDC hotel. The hotel is again on the beach (I liked the locations of all 3 TTDC hotels and were well maintained for a government run hotel).
We went out for a stroll on the beach side and the local market. My daughter bought lots of shells and other small items.