. OnHiatus.com > Journal 1 > Day Index > Journal Entry: February 25, 2001

Sunday, February 25, 2001
Madurai, India
India's Flag

Map
Madurai, India:
Latitude: 9° 55' 27" North
Longitude: 78° 8' 19" East
Altitude: 500 feet
From Seattle: 10059 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Rajeswari

Map
Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Tamil Nadu
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Woman selling vegetables Flower Market, Madurai, India

Woman selling vegetables Flower Market, Madurai, India

Woman selling vegetables Flower Market, Madurai, India

Woman selling vegetables Flower Market, Madurai, India

Me in front of the North gate tower of the Minakshi Temple Madurai, India

Gate tower through temple wall Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Painted roof Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

One of the temple elephants Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

One of the temple elephants Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Dome and gate tower through temple roof Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Dome and gate tower through temple roof Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Dome through roof Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Temple roof and columns Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Temple roof and columns Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Shrine Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Another of the temple elephants Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

One of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Sadhu Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Sadhu Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Shrine Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Shrine Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

One of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

One of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

One of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

One of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

One of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

One of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Close up of one of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Close up of one of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Close up of one of the gate towers Minakshi Temple, Madurai, India

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

Click on map to Zoom in...
Map
Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1417
Linear Dist: 273134
Countries Visited: 74
Regions Visited: 280
More stats...
Hotels: 554
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 89
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4535
Hide...

Journal Entry:
I had a great nights sleep, didn't wake up once between eleven last night and just after six this morning. I spent the morning reading until Amy met me at nine. We took a rickshaw into town to wander around. We had lunch at a bakery near the train station then wandered the streets between the station and the temple. It was Sunday and hot, so most of the stores were closed, but that also meant most of the hassles weren't there. We wandered up to the flower market and walked through - people there were buying flowers by weight! It wasn't all that busy, I think I'll go back tomorrow or the next day to se it in full swing. From the roof of the flower market we'd seen some interesting looking back streets so we went for a wander. Got fairly lost, but eventually made our way back to the temple area.

In the Pudu Mandapam it was a far different scene from yesterday - almost no one was open and it was fairly empty - though Amy still managed to spend some time looking at silk fabric. At four o'clock when the Minakshi Temple opened again we went in. We spent the next two hours exploring the maze of buildings, galleries, courtyards, and pools. It was fabulously relaxing and lots of photo opportunities. After leaving the temple we had a great diner of veggie dosa and then walked a little more. I dropped Amy off at her guesthouse at ten then tried to work on my photos and journal, but couldn't keep my eyes open and fell asleep.


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Madurai
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: India
CIA - The World Factbook: India

Paging: [⇚ Feb 24] | [Feb 26 ⇛] OnHiatus.com > Journal 1 > Day Index > Journal Entry: February 25, 2001