I first experienced Tamil Nadu when I went to Kanyakumari, the southern most tip of India, along with Sarah, Iris, Jens, Elias and Roman. The trip there was long and quite tiring, as usual: from Varkala, we had to change bus in Trivandrum and Nagecoil, taking a total of three governmental buses that took around 5 hours. There are two daily direct trains that are definitely more comfortable, but one was too early for us and the other would arrive after sunset – which is the main attraction in Kanyakumari together with sunrise. Yes, I said it all.
And so we did, also helped by the fact that it was pouring rain outside, so our choice of activities was quite limited.