So as promised, we are now entering India week on "Lulu Abroad." Not only am I starting out with the quintessential India image (while it is a must see, with all the pollution the Taj was a bit of a let down) and a little background information on the trip. As I've mentioned before, I was a Religious Studies major in undergrad and my sophomore year I got a travel grant to go and study goddess worship in a temple in Southern India. My research ended up transforming while I was there (as research often does) and I ended up studying more the general temple culture of a specific temple in Madurai. While my research was focused in Tamil Nadu, I was lucky enough to spend my seven weeks traveling all over India and went north into Darjeeling, and all the way to the southern most point of India at Kanyakumari. I hope you enjoy the pictures, and luckily for you, experiencing India through pictures does not carry the same risk of illness that my experiences of India had!