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... place any justice. Awe inspiring and for those critics of "not another temple", India is renown for these just as Egypt is for the pyramids.
We also visited Thirumalai Naick Palace; a rather impressive 17th century building. It is not currently utilised and somewhat left to just sit with the occasional use. Still to view this massive structure and to wonder how this would have been constructed some 400 years ...
... br> An elephants pageant is taking place in the nearby town of Kottiyam and the local tuk tuk drivers are very keen to take us there for an inflated fee. We opt to take the local bus. The lack of suspension takes us all by surprise and not wedging ourselves in sufficiently, we are all thrown briefly from our seats within minutes of being onboard. This is hilarious for the locals of course, and every new passenger who subsequently embarks is treated to a lively re-enactment ...
... would make its way through, now and then, but mostly there was room for pedestrians only. We'd occasionally see people at home inside their living spaces but most of the ground floors were used for businesses; tiny food shops, laundries, tailors, gold stores, etc. They were compact versions of the same type of businesses you'd see on the main boulevards. We got the sense we were peeking behind a curtain ...
... sent a chap called Cripps in to negotiate with Indian leaders, but the condition was that India would have her freedom only after the war. The answer was, of course, a resounding no from all parties.
In 1942, Gandhi started the Quit India movement which eventually lead to the British realising they'd lost their hold. Officers were refusing to perform their duty. Police refused to shoot freedom fighters. It ...
... and we saw another one. By three we were back at the raft, and stopped for lunch. Then paddled back a while and then 2 hours of route march back to base. We, including the Austrians, were completely exhausted.
RK took pity on us and cancelled the cookery course he had booked for us, and instead took us to visit a shop before supper. "No pressure to buy, just looking!" Ha ha, super pressure, and we ended up buying scarves and another bedspread (for ...