Published: April 2nd 2007April 2nd 2007
The full moon and some statue, the significance of which I can't remember or be bothered to look in my book for.
While at Kovalam, it turned out that I had an opportunity to witness an apparently special event - that being seeing the sunset and April full moon on the same horizon, at a place called Kanyakumari. It's somewhat of a holy place here, being the southern-most point of India, and pilgrims make the journey down here to bath at the meeting of the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. My three-bus journey down there was less well-intentioned - I just wanted the photo that the lonely planet described. The authors made it seem as though there would be a spectacular meeting of the setting sun and rising full moon at a single point on the horizon (or maybe that was just my idealistic interpretation of it). As it turned out, the horizon was over 180 degress wide- with the sun settin into some clouds on one side, and then the moon rising out of another set an hour or so later on the other side. Very unspectacular. And then there was the crazed bus ride back to Kovalam...
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