Visiting holy temples in Northern India was a great experience! Travelling through Maharastra,Gujarat,Rajastan,Hariyana,Delhi,Himalaya,Punchab,UtterPradesh,Bihar,Bengale,Orissa,Chattishgar and Jarkand by Jeep through green fields, small and deep jungles, rivers, mountains, desert, lakes, villages, towns etc etc, was a wonderful experience!
Gujarath:Somnath Temple, Punchab:Golden Temple,Kali temple, Varanasi:Kasi Visvanath Temple, Bihar:Gaya,Bothgaya temples, Ayothya:Ram temples, Orissa:Buvaneswar,Konark, Puri temples, Kolkata:Kali temple and many other temples are not only historical but also spritual as well as architecurally/sculpturally great master pieces of the world! Travelling by jeep with driver through 8000 km mostly good roads (and some are very bad roads)in 15 days continuously was a great experience!Unforgottable!
In 2005, North and South pilgrimage tour about 9000 km for 22 days was also great!
In 1996 TN tour/pilgrimage 10 days about 5000 km through the villages was great!
Mumbai/Taravi-World Tamil Literature Forum:Poet-Kathiroli and Navi-Mumbai tamil sangam writers,poets,politicians,artists gathered in separate meetings on 23/24.july and gave me a warm welcome as well as many shawls, flowers, garlands and books as a guest of honour! I gave a special speech at both meetings and explained about SL-tamils situation and emphasized for unity and progress through Gandhiyam policies!
My "poem collections of 21 poets about SL-Tamil sufferings-1948-2006" was republished by Poet:Suppiah/Taravi and issued to all participants!
Visiting Mother Theresa's Charity Home at Kolkata and reacting with hundreds of orphans was a really great and emotional experience!They are doing a wonderful job!
Our pilgrimage to Northern India started on 04.07.08 from Norway to Mumbai and ended on 25.07.08 arriving back home through Helsinki! Except health problems like
Malaria,dengu,diarrhoea,food flies,bedbugs,open drainage,unclean toilets, bad smell etc, tourists and pilgrims can enjoy good hospitality and friendship in India!