Easter special hot cross buns wee served on a regular day and they were really hot! The recipes though veiled as secret is something you don’t care to know but take a bite! Hot chai with crispy coconut- oil fried milk bread and brown rolls is all I’ll ever need from there.
After a couple of weeks coping with the stressfulness of my work, I really wanted a break! I booked my flight tickets to Madurai with my friends. Jaipur to Madurai, Why? Well, the answer is simple. For a person like me who love to explore the historical places in the nuke and corner of India, Madurai, with its most beautiful temples would truly give me the pleasure I am seeking.
The day went well, we spent most of the time sightseeing each and every temple around the city. There is no doubt this city was in the regime of great kings. The temples architecture stands as a foolproof to that. I even had doubt how beautifully those were constructed without the intervention of technology during those days.
It was Sharath’s idea to go to the Vaigam Dam nearby the Madurai. My South Indian friend who settled in North. He somehow liked the idea of visiting dams and was all the time hyping about this dam here in Madurai. It was an hour’s drive from where we stayed. Vaigai Dam Madurai was at 70kms from the main city and was in fact close to the Dindigul railway station.
Superb! When I went there, I saw such a big dam and luckily, when we arrived it was opened. The water gushing from the gates was worth seeing and I would have missed the chance to witness this marvel if not for my friend.
Sounds of kids thrilled us and as we crossed the bridge that was connecting the either side of the dam, we were amazed to see such a large children’s play area. We spent some time on the bridge looking at the water on the one side and the water gushing out on the other. Okay, so I got an exact location to take enough pictures.
We spent the whole day and saw the beauty of the dam both in daylight and in twilight! When the sun started to settle down, the securities whistled and it was a call to lead us all to the entrance.
It was a day well spent with my new Nikon!
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On the next day of our visit to Mumbai, we planned to visit the very renowned Mount Mary Church of Mumbai. As most of the time in Mumbai is spent travelling and reaching the destination, it was important that we start early from our hotel to devote quality time at the destination and enjoy the place. Keeping this in mind, the next day we left the hotel soon after breakfast and hired a taxi for Mount Mary Church, which is located in Bandra.
The Mount Mary Church is a Roman Catholic Church devoted to ‘Virgin Mary’. This ancient church was constructed in the year 1640, after which it was destroyed and was rebuilt in 1761. The church is also famous as ‘The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount’.
We instantly realized the beauty of the church on reaching the place. The added feature was that the church was situated on the peak of a hill known as ‘Sunderban Bandra’, so that one can overlook the vast Arabian Sea from the church.
Apart from its beautiful location and architecture, the church is also famous for its incredible and magical healing powers and because of this reason, numerous devotees visit the church every day to get ailment from their sufferings. Due to this reason, many non-Christians were also present to offer prayers at the church. Within the church was installed the 16th century statue of ‘Our Lady’. We noticed that people were offering wax images to Virgin Mary. We were told that people offer wax figures that depict their illness to Lord and it is believed that they will get cured.
The ‘Feast of Mount Mary’ is a popular week-long celebration that is held in the month of September every year at the Mount Mary Church. At that time, tourists visiting the city make sure to visit the church and the celebration. Many festive activities are carried at the church throughout the year. The church is also famous for the amazing view of sunset from the hill. Though we missed that, but we did enjoyed the mighty Arabian Sea roaring in front of us.