Sunday, September 9, 2018

Trip to Maduari, Rameshwaram, and Trichy

It was summer vacation. Whole 1.5 months went boring. Things took a turn, when my cousins arrived from Indore. Suddenly, we planned for a trip to Madurai, Rameswaram, and Trichy. We started at 6:30 AM from Bangalore. My uncle, being an expert driver, drove the car. We stopped at some place for breakfast, around 8:30 AM. I ate samosa and idly. For the next few hours, I was feeling carsick. I sat with Mamma and started listening to few of my favorite songs. Around noon, we reached Poppy’s hotel. I must say, it was a decent one. They gave us a refreshing towel and juice at the reception, something I have experienced for first time. We ate sumptuous lunch and at 4 PM, we went to Madurai Meenakshi Temple. Temple was huge and majestic. It had a pond in its center. Very old temple with huge doors and pillars.

I lost my temper, when we had wait in long queue, to get the darshan of the goddess. We stood in the queue for 1 hr. 30 min. Trust me, it was one kind of experience, watching different people and moving like a snail. Then my Mom set milestones and it became little easier. The temple garbhagriha is lit up with diyas. We went to Adayar Anada Bhavan for dinner and back to hotel. Day one was eventful.

Next day, after having heavy breakfast we set out our journey to Rameswaram. We checked into a Hotel called Vinayaka. My cousins and I got a separate room. It was quiet exciting. After having lunch, we set off to Dhanush koti. It is a place with sea at two sides and road in the middle. It seems, Hanuman and other money clans laid stones to reach Srilanka. It was so sandy and we were literally getting carried away. The sea was rough in one side and calm in the other side.

After being there for 30 mins, we headed towards to a Kushi beach, by crossing Pamban bridge. Kushi beach seemed to be user friendly. My cousins and I enjoyed a lot. It was quite memorable.

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The next day, early in the morning we left to get the temple darshan. Rameswaram is a big temple. Not much queue though. After darshan, we got some keychains with shells. We had a hot idlys as breakfast and straight away hit the road to Trichy.

Srirangam temple, in Trichy has four main doors. The temple is having great architecture and the Lord Vishnu is the Anantha sheyanam position. We could easily get lost in the temple. It was so sunny that we couldn’t roam much.

Anyway, it was time to get back home. The rest of the journey was peaceful and we reached Bangalore around 8 PM. We made dinner at home and was relieved to be back home.

We all slept like a log that day.

Overall, the three days trip was fascinating and had lot of memories clinched to it.

By Aryan