Travel Blogs from Madurai
... is fixing the roof of a local school so it will mean regular contact with child..... not sure if i'm more worried or the child should be about this.
A few other things i'd like to write about have also happened in the last week. The first was that my host family's daughter had her 14th birthday on Wednesday. While this wouldn't normally be something i'd write about a woman's 14th birthday out here is ...
... audience with giant peacock feather fans. I found it very odd we weren't even sure when the ceremony had started because the people in there didn't seem to pay any attention. There was a lot of talking over the ceremony and wondering around. This seem strange to me given that many of the people in the temple would have traveled for miles to be there. Then, even though it hadn't finished yet everyone suddenly started to leave. It was a very odd experience and ...
... without fuss to a cool and clean room. Madurai's main tourist attraction and cultural heartbeat is the Sri Meenakshi temple located bang in the centre of town, and it was here that we headed in the morning. From the outside it looked great, and huge. The outer walls stripped red and white hid most of what was inside, but half way along each perimeter wall was a gate, topped by an imposing tower reaching upwards to 50m tall. Similarly to Khajuraho, they were decorated ...
... Hindu gods – on the left, green for Vishnu, and on the right, red for the goddess Amman. The dance is introduced by song, and later joined by cymbals, bass drums and wind instruments. Everyone has stopped what they are doing and are gathered around to watch, children lining the edge of the circle having to be shooed away at intervals as they shuffle dangerously close to the dancers’ stamping feet.
In modern times we think of folk arts as a ...
... is the second largest temple in India and very impressive. It's amazingly colourful which always appeals to me, hopefully my pics turned out ok. Just had some thali for lunch which was so delicious! People were eating with just their hands, I used a spoon! This arvo we headed to the Gandhi museum which was really interesting. Back now for a breather from the heat and to pack up again for our overnight train journey to Varkala, a beach and a massage ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center