We started our journey to Koonthakulam at 6am last Sunday from Trivandrum in two cars, with seven members of two families .
Road route -- Trivandrum -- Vadassery-- Kavalkinar-- Nanguneri --- Moolakkarapatti--- Koonthakulam (thirunelveli Dist; Tamilnadu )
More than 120 Kms .Reached there at 9.30 am .We met Mr Bal pandyan (arranged by Sri. Sreekumar ,my superior officer) ,a man who love birds more than his life. sharing his experience and walking through the village seeing different variety of birds including Painted stork, pelican,Flamingo etc was a great experience in my life.
We spent almost 5 hrs of time there. Mr Pandyan showed some awards received by him from different organizations. By 2.30pm we started To Kanyakumari and stayed there at a cottage in Vivekananda Kendra,Kanyakumari.
Vivekananda Kendra, a Spiritually-oriented Service Mission, headquartered at Kanyakumari was founded in 1972 by Mananeeya Shri Eknathji Ranade as a logical sequel to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, situated off Kanyakumari. Dedicated to the task of National Regeration as envisaged by the patriot-Saint, Swami Vivekananda, the Kendra currently works in twenty-one states through 225 branch centers and Projects. Ever since its inception, it has undertaken a number of service activities in inida.
Next day we visited Vattakottai and uppalam( Salt Factory) ,started our return journey by 3.30 evening.