3.28.2008

India Intro

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!

4 comments:

Nicole said...

India must have been very interesting. I have never been anywhere in the east. I would like to.

Lulu said...

India was amazing, it was a really hard trip for me, and I don't recommend that people start out traveling by going there for six weeks, but for a more experienced traveler I highly recommend going!

Nicole said...

Was India 6 weeks??? Or you mean your whole trip?

I will have to go once the kids get a little older!

Lulu said...

I was in India for six weeks. I did this trip back in my sophomore year of undergrad. So since I'm back in the states from my Czech trip, I figured I'd go back to some of my other trips.