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... temple . The biggest of its kind. So big in fact that the city has moved inside the precincts and now streets of houses and shops are within its walls. As non Hindus we were not allowed into the inner temple but we did see some amazing carvings, and some fantastic coloured facades.
We are getting, I feel, a bit templed out. Tomorrow we head west away from the industrial town and the frequency ...
... and very colorful market. This is the one we had been aiming for, I'm sure. The most interesting part was the area where men were busy making beautiful flower garlands for every occasion. They eagerly wanted to talk with us. They all mentioned Obama's visit in few days and seemed genuinely excited to meet us. They insisted on posing for us. That's a switch.
We bought some limes and were handed a sprig of ...
... We solved the problem by moving to the other side, where we got a better view when the priest with the charcoal brazier and fan filled the place with LOTS of smoke and sandal wood. We sat down for a while to give the people behind a better view, Murray managing to sit in the overflow of the anointing oil from the small Nandi bull next to him. The whole thing took a long time, and was accompanied by lots of loud music which Murray thought sounded like a snake ...
... as 1930. Almost none of the outer colonnaded wall showed up in the photos, so it was a bit hard to see where the 1,000 year old frescoes were rescued from.
Before recovering our shoes we made an attempt to find the tank and church in the outer grounds, but it got all too hard, as there was a road and traffic in what should have been the outer compound, so we recovered the shoes and walked out to get a three wheeler, with immediate success, back to the hotel for ...
... sense that this tea company had a monopoly on the whole town. It proclaimed that the workers are part-owners, but then we saw workers marching through town striking for higher wages. It all felt a bit Orwellian. As beautiful, cool, and peaceful as the hills were, and despite the freshness of the tea and spices we bought, we were not too displeased to leave this "utopia." Paradoxical India. Overall, we feel like we are on a rollercoaster of emotions on this trip. It's amazing how ...