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... on the right side. We see water buffalo in the river. as we cross the bridge in town on the way to the Gandhi museum.
Gandhi was here twice. The museum chronicals British imperialism and India's independence. It's very one sided and shows the British in very poor light but I think the history is accurate as far as it goes. We were most interested to learn about Gandhi and his role in history. I ...
... number of free seats is exceeded by the number of passengers. Two Indians it seems, will still fistfight to be first on to an empty bus. Once onboard the previous atmosphere of civilised congeniality is immediately restored.
We jump on the evening train up to Madurai, a major city of Tamil Nadu, famed for the massive Meenakshi temple. As we fly through the busy streets we feel that we have now really arrived in the India of our imaginations. Our tuk tuk ...
... able to take pictures with the cell phone , for a small fee, which we presume was a bribe to look the other way. Once in awhile, someone would walk up and ask us to pay a camera fee. We'd shrug and insist that we 'already paid'.
The temple has 14 gopurams (towers), two golden domes, shrines and inner sanctums to the deities, and an estimated 33000 sculptures. The temple gets 15,000 visitors per ...
... the terrorism continued, with bombs and firearms, trying to drive the British from their country. The Brits suggested reforms but the National Congress saw it for the divide and rule game it was, whereas the newly formed Muslim League were all like, yeah, we'll support this. When the WWI broke out in 1914 it had a shocking impact on the poor of India, and two years later the National Congress and the Muslim League ...
... scoffing some of the best food south India has to offer here.
Daramshalla (McCleod Gange); Dali Lama’s gaff, nuff said.
Indian trains; Sleeper class during the day, sit in the open doorway of a sleeper class train travelling across India with headphones in playing some suitable music and you really will have one of the moments, wonderful.
Loads more but these are Paul’s ...