Friday, February 25, 2011
Day 29 - Perambalur to Thiruchirapalli/Trichi 56 kms
With 3 more entrants, the team seems much bigger all of a sudden!! Our morning started off as usual and our pace was pretty good despite the new guys having joined us. We reached the city of Trichi before noon and were received by the Rotarian Mr. Sivakumar who directed us to the hotel we were to stay at which was right beside the Sri Ranganathar temple. After resting we were taken to the temple by the Rotarians and we took two hours to complete the tour of the temple. The temple has a dedicated area of 156 acres and has Asia’s largest Gopuram (temple entrance) which has 13 storeys and is over 200 feet tall. After we all prayed to the deities for a successful expedition, we were escorted to the Rotary house where we had an extremely interactive session with college students and the Rotarians. Smitha and Reena have rejoined us and the team is finally complete. We are now 15 girls, 5 days away from our destination!