A few facts about this famous city, largely taken from the Lonely Planet:- It is one of the oldest cities in India with Tamil and Greek documents recording its existence from the 4th century BC. Madurai traded with ancient Rome and has, of course, outlasted that Empire. Whilst Chennai is the heart of Tamil Nadu, Madurai can be said to be its soul. It is perhaps best known for the Sri Meenakshi Temple, a six hectare complex enclosed by 12 gopurams (a pyramidal g...
Ken and Desley in India
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2-3-2012 - Trivandrum to Madurai Our train to Madurai left at 4.20 pm so we had a bit of time to continue exploring Trivandrum before we left - also, we had to check out of the Hotel by 3.30 pm. We went to the SMSM Emporium, a fixed price enterprise selling handicrafts, silk, wooden objects etc. I bought a new glasses case as my old one has taken a beating during our travels in Vietnam and Nepal. Back out on the road still looking for the elusive Internet conn...
Well, we are now in Madurai but due to a lack of Net access I have posted zero about our last stop - Trivandrum (or Thiruvananthapuram to give it it's proper name). We had a good time in Trivandrum although it was hot, hot, hot. If I ever get a proper Internet access in an area that doesn't clock in at about 40 degrees I'll post more specifics. In the meantime I'll put up some photo's. Yours meltingly and dreaming of vegemite and cold beer, Ken & Des