Goa to Chennai

We arrived in Chennai yesterday morning after a 22 hour train journey from Margao, Goa to Chennai Central. The train journey was a really pretty journey, we passed many beautiful mountains and waterfalls.

Arriving in Chennai was quite stressful as any city can be. As soon as we got off the train we were back to being bombarded by rickshaw drivers. All trying to get commission for directing us to a hotel. We finally found a hotel for the night. It was fairly clean and comfortable, the only downside is that we had to spend a good 1/2 hour killing cockroaches, before going to sleep. We are glad we are now out of that place, and staying in a brand new hotel, that only opened this week.

Today we visited different temples. We went to see the famous Kapaleeswarar Temple, which is a Shiva Temple, located in Mylapore, Chennai. We also visited Santhome Cathedral Basilica, which is a Christian church. The name of Santhome Cathedral Basilica was derived from the name St. Thomas who is an archbishop of the Catholic Christians. St. Thomas who is a hard-core devotee of Jesus Christ was buried in this place and as a tribute to his soul a church has been built up in this southern part of Marina beach.

Kapaleeswarar Temple, Chennai

Kapaleeswarar Temple, Chennai

Santhome Basilica

Santhome Basilica

We will post more later.

Ruth and Paul

One Response to “Goa to Chennai”

  1. John Lisgo Says:

    That was a long journey. What did you eat on the train? Did you pop off the train at stops an buy snacks? What was it like. Did you have a bed?

    I’m sure you had a lot of fun killing those cockroaches.

    Do you fly to Singapore from Chennai? When are you flying?

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