Rathna Residency Hotel
Travel Blogs from Madurai
We went from Amritapuri- Kochi by train to Madurai - about 9 hours. Madurai is a large sacral centre famous for awe-inspiring Sri Meenakshi Temple complex dedicated to Siva as Sundareswara (handsome god), and his wife Meenakshi (goddess with fish eyes). The temple is a beautiful example of Dravidian architecture with gopurams (towels) covered from …
We arrived late in the afternoon to the city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
We had time for a wonderful meal of spicy lamb, tandoori chicken, and veg Pulao.
They have a ceremony here each evening at the Shree Meenakshi temple. It is an interesting story and has been going on here since the time of the Egyptians. Here is the …
We took our car and driver to Madurai. It was a spectacular drive. We stopped by a spice garden to view various spices. I took a few photos and learned a lot about spices.
The drive down the eastern side of the Western Ghats was beautiful! We drove from 5000 feet to the town of Madurai, which is in the state of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is …
... Anyway.... this weeks was a Indian dress and sports evening. Now Indian sports are something that i think its safe to say have to been seen to be believed but i'll do my best to explain.
My favorite and possible the most confusing was Kabaddi. I've since googled Kabaddi (hence the spelling) and i'm still none the wiser as whats really meant to be going on. Basically there are two teams who each have a half (totally playing surface ...
... areas where you had to pay for entry (only if you were a foreigner of course). Curiously there were also areas where you specifically weren't allowed cameras in, a policy we had assumed applied to the whole temple given we weren't allowed to take ours through the front gate. The ceilings were decorated using the colourful theme we'd seen outside, and although the pillars and walls were bare stone, this only brought more attention to the designs above us. The temple should ...
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