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Because of Kanyakumari’s geographic uniqueness, a very patient person could stand in one spot and see the sunrise and sunset. After the jetty, my first desire was to go to the very end, that ultimate point, the terminus, the tip-top end of the entire subcontinent. There, I stand at the top of seven stairs that descended into the water, and it feels like the beautiful end of the world. People bathe and splash in the water, descend and ascend the steps. All around are the general throngs of a marketplace, with people living their everyday lives, seemingly unaware of the spectacle at

my feet. I can’t help but think, as people watch me curiously, that I would be happy to watch the sunrise and set at this spot and wouldn’t even consider it a day wasted. There, just off the coast of Kanyakumari proper, I can see two islands that hold the most spectacular sites in the region. Accessible by ferry, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial is an enormous temple dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, a philosopher and spiritual leader in southern India who believed children were the key to the country’s progress (cue: I believe the children are the future. . .). Vivekananda meditated on the island because it was

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