I was in Madurai last weekend on week, when I stayed at the lovely Heritage (more on it soon), went on food walks and explored the streets around the temple. This was possibly my tenth visit to this city and I enjoyed it as much as I did my first. The only thing that has changed is the paranoia around the temple itself – the tight security and the cameras prohibited inside the temple. This photo is from an earlier, easier time.
This is one of my favourite experiences in Madurai – walking inside the Meenakshi temple, watching the devotees and taking in the light that seems almost divine at times…
Must read: The divine distractions of Madurai
Also see: Friday photo series
7 thoughts on “Friday photo: Madurai”
Stunning photograph. Haven’t been to Madurai in all the years that I spent in TN. Sounds like my kind of place from your description.
Thanks, Chaitali. I am sure you will lo Madurai (I do!) – it has a lot of character and charm. Hope you get to visit some day 🙂
Awesome picture. I did visit Madurai temple when I was in the 9th standard, but those days I thought Madurai (and any place outside the metros, for that matter) was provincial and ‘not cool’, and wasn’t exactly appreciative of its architectural delights. Entirely my loss.
Thanks, Arundhati. Well, Madurai is still a small town at heart – but it is a lovely place. Hope you get to go some day 🙂
Lovely pic! I have never been to Madurai.. would love to go sometime.
I didn’t know about the history of Meenakshi.. thanks for enlightening me. 🙂
The Heritage looks like an awesome place!
hey, your list just keeps growing longer and longer. When are you going to start ticking off from the list? 🙂
And yes, Heritage is gorgeous property – will blog about it soon.
I will, I will. Hopefully, soon. 🙂
I do try to cross off at least one new place from my must-visit list every year.