Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thematic Photographic 134 - Strangers - (and Kanyakumari :) )

I am going to put few snaps from our trip to Kanyakumari (or Cape Comorin - as referred to by the British) - the southern most tip of peninsular India - last April.

Kanyakumari is a famous tourist attraction of southern India, famous for its picturesque views of Sunrise and Sunset, beautiful beaches, Temple of Godess Kanyakumari, Triveni Sangamam (Meeting Place of Indian Ocean,Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal), Vivekananda rock and many more. I am very disappointed to say, I couldn't find any decent site which has relevant info & good pictures, of the place. However this site has some useful info, but I should warn you, the site is not very impressive. You can find great images of the place in flickr and google images.

I can continue to write a lot more, but since this is supposed to be about themes & photos, I leave the rest for you guys to explore.

This picture below is a tiny part of the 2-3 mile long Q, to get to the boat to the "Vivekananda Rock". It gives you a glimpse of the diversity & colorfulness of India. Added adv: no one (except that one guy) can sue me here for putting their "faces" in the internet :P

Below is another scene from the same place - another street. Though the picture is blurred, something about it appealed to me. Again, not many lawsuits here too :)

That's it about this week's thematic photography.

But it wont be fair to end this without putting couple of pics from the beautiful place. So, here it is. (Picture courtesy: My Husband)

I hope this would inspire at least one of you to visit India - Incredible !ndia  :)


  1. The barrier in the top shot caught my eye in contrast to the colourful clothes.

  2. :) It was shot just outside the gate to the ticket plaza.
    The plaza has the infrastructure to handle more than a mile of Q.
    This was a particularly crowded day due to long weekend and school vacation,
    and hence they had to put this barricade to keep the 2 way traffic of visitors in control.

  3. Great shots! I like the blur, show that you didn't want to intrude, but wanted to remember that time and place. Great colors!

  4. Ever since I had a programmate in my MSc courses who was from India, I've wanted to go. But I'm not sure it's a place for a woman to travel alone....