A nice way to experience the rest of Madurai is by Cyclo and our little tour helps support the Cyclo riders whose local trade has gradually declined as local people no longer choose pedal power to get them around town.

The tour took us around the poorer parts of town and we made a few stops along the way for photographs and to explore some of the local shops and markets. My favorite stop was at a shop selling metal household objects (pots, pans, lunch boxes etc) the owner was really pleased we all stopped by and loved having his picture taken with people in our group.

In the evening we celebrated our tour leaders birthday with fireworks on the roof of our hotel.