"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Temple Tourists


After a promenade in Pondicherry it was time to start the journey back towards India’s south-western coast.
Thanjavur was our overnight stop.


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A south Indian breakfast provides more than sufficient calories to fuel the rigours of temple tourism. But should hunger overwhelm the pilgrim, spiritual snacking is permitted.


5 responses

  1. I’ve enjoyed this journey with you, J. the pictures have been wonderful.

    May 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    • Thanks, Glynn. it’s been great fun re-living the journey through my blog. But I must warn you: there are another four postings before it’s finished..
      Those who wish to leave before the final soundtrack is played have my full understanding!

      May 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    It’s good to know that one need not starve on pilgrimage. Are those Jack Fruit on the barrow? Have you ever eaten one?

    May 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    • Yes, they’re jackfruit. I’ve eaten them cooked in curries, fried as chips and crisps, and au naturel as dessert. Though I have to say, as fruits, they tend to provoke mighty indigestion!
      I understand elephants are extremely partial to them…

      May 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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