After our bus stopped to allow us to view farmers preparing fields with oxen we headed on to Madurai and the Gandhi Memorial Museum. The museum is one of 5 across India dedicated to India’s history and the life of Gandhi.

In the museum grounds a youth concert was taking place where local students were taking to the stage to sing and dance, the singing was some of the worst we have ever heard but we did meet a nice group of girls who wanted to tell us all about their town and gave us some good tips for our visit to Meenakshi Amman Temple the following day.

Meenakshi Amman Temple is a complex containing 14 colorful gateway towers that rise above the rest of the town. The towers are covered in painted carvings of Hindu gods and the temple attracts very large numbers of pilgrims in April for the Chithirai Festival which celebrates Meenakshi and Lord Vishnu.

Inside the temple the decoration is equally as impressive and we enjoyed walking the painted corridors and admiring the intricacy of the many carvings depicting the gods.