On our recent trip to Kumbakonam, we also visited the Garbharakshambigai Temple, about 20 km away.
Read all about our temple visit, here.
A short drive away from Kumbakonam lies the little village of Thirumanancheri, a place rich with legends. The village houses the famed Kalyana Sundareswarar temple aka ‘the temple of marriages’.
Read all about our visit to this temple, on my photo blog.
Whenever we travel, of late, we seem to be walking into places in the thick of huge celebrations, surrounded by throngs of people wherever we go. For instance, in our recent trip to Kumbakonam, we walked right into the midst of the Masimagam celebrations!
Do check out my detailed post about our visit, just in on the photo blog. Thanks!
I hope you have been reading and enjoying my stories from our recent trips to Madurai and Kumbakonam!
The latest travel story – one that reinforced a parenting belief that I’ve always held – is now up on my photo blog. Do check it out, here.
Have you heard of Panneer Drakshe or the Indian Gulabi variety of grapes? My upbringing in Gujarat ensured that I had never heard of or tasted these grapes – a Tamilnadu specialty – till my mother introduced me to them, on a trip to the south.
Our recent trips to Madurai and Kumbakonam rekindled in me my love for these grapes.
Curious? Check out my detailed post about these gorgeous grapes, here.
The last, long weekend saw us in Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, to honour certain long-standing religious commitments. And, while in Kumbakonam, how could we not stop and smell the coffee… er, the degree coffee.. and drink our fill of it, too? That is how this dream of mine got crossed off my bucket list, finally.
Do check out a detailed account of our experience with the famed Kumbakonam degree coffee, here. Thanks!