Kanyakumari to Kashmir

Here’s my journey, up-and-coming:

Day 0 (lasted for 2 days and 10 hours)

Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram  (train)

Every train has a loving mother!
A candy uncle.
The favorite staff guy.
A howling kid who fathoms the end of the world!
A random stranger you like.
A random stranger who likes you and takes all the train journey to effort a smile!
A random stranger you make some space for.
A family who shares their oranges with you.
A book you sleep with.
A toilet window you smoke with.
And a feeling of being at home!















Day 1:

It was 2 in the night, when I randomly told kittu that I wish to travel from Kanyakumari to Kashmir: solo and almost penniless!
She never laughs at such crazy ideas. Just smirks at the “what ifs”!
And here I am! At Kanyakumari, wading-jumping-strolling-rubbernecking, my way forward.
Cheers to the start of this journey!


Day 2!
Catching the sunrise at Kanyakumari!
For those who know me, hope you enjoy the slow clap of morning paradox! Anyway, here’s how it felt!
The moment was bound by a strange kind of devotion. When you don’t think of life or death, problems or relief, Colgate or toothbrush and so on. But totally give in, to the sight of the fire that wakes up the world!
This is what I was thinking about, until an aunty almost trampled my camera and the janta enjoyed a cat-fight in the backdrop of eternal bliss!


Day 3:

I am in kollam, kerala, now. And my host is really kind. I love her as much as I love food ❤



This blog is a little disintegrated. There are a couple of reasons for that. Firstly, I am not carrying my laptop. And most of villages I am staying in, laptop or work stations aren’t easily accessible.

Secondly, these are my raw experiences. Mostly scribbled on a small notepad while on the go. Point is, I want you catch the live action and not a fancy looking perfect blog! Drama matters!

Concluding, I would like to thank you all for walking with me! Nobody really travels alone. By reading this, you too have become a part of this story! Thank you so much!

P.S: love you all!


39 thoughts on “Kanyakumari to Kashmir

      1. Pattern just come in front of me. The journey you are taking will indeed be a special one and full of inspirations. A journey I took gave me a very important learning and I will have it there.

        The fb issue is still there. It’s over 10 days now, fb is yet to respond. I am waiting.

        Once again my best to you and keep inspiring others as you always do. Good luck Ka!


  1. Finally my wish is coming true! 😀 Yesterday while reading about your catfight with the camera-annihilating aunty, I was wondering how amazing would a ‘Instagram captions’ compilation post would be! And here it is!
    All the best in your Kashmir to Kanyakumari journey and keep us posted! 😀

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  2. This post makes me so happy, I did the same thing when I was 23. Did a cross country trip on trains, trucks and what not. I hope we cross our paths someday and I end up meeting this amazing soul that writes so beautifully.

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  3. Nice reading your travel chronicles, Ambika….:)….have been following your blog since my Musicalsoundscapes days….I also follow your posts on your FB page…..blogging is all about sharing life’s experiences, and your experiences come from your travels, that’s even better…..:)….thanks for stopping by my site after a very long time…


    1. I know I keep walking in and out. Seen in fading intervals! But I love your blog, Anindya! I have been on the go and it’s a little difficult to tie all the strings our virtual world. Having said that, I truly appreciate you walking with me in all of this. Step by step and blog by blog! ❤
      Thank you so much!

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    1. So true! It’s like travelling with your self. Talking to yourself. Cracking nasty jokes inside your head. And figuring out the unknown journey, both within and beyond! Big thanks and warm hug for stopping by. Hope to read you soon! Thank you so much! 😃

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  4. Ambika, it so fun and inviting, to be brought along on your train journey, the writing has a feeling of a good travel narrative novel, one would read, while drinking a warm beverage in their cottage. And the photography is intimate and full of life. 😉 see you on blogsphere soon! ganbatte kudasai! (good luck in Japanese)


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