Tuesday 2 February: Modern city with an ancient Hindu temple dominating the skyline.
Dedicated to every man's dream but every woman's nightmare, the triple-breasted Goddess Meenakshi, it's a wonderful temple. If you only see one temple in India, make it this this one. The north tower alone has more than 1,500 stone-carved and painted figures. Thirumalai Naiker Palace nearby is also worth a stroll.
Photos of Madurai.