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Salt pans
2007-01-14 PM 18:27 ¹ ² ³ oochappan ©®

Salt pans


Thoothukudi, Tuticorin called by the Dutch, is known for its shipbuilding and the hinterland is used for salt winning.
More info about this town in between Rameswaram and Kanyakumarin you will find at Wikipedia

Indeed I was out of station, Madurai, for two days, going all the way by bike, got sunburned in my neck and my face.
The road from Rameswarem to Thoothukudi along the coast, was terrible, jumping through all the pits
I could even pass easily the cars that tried to avoid dammage. Finally in the evening, at sundown,
18:27, I arrived here to the vast salt winning plains near to this big town, exhausted from all the jumping.
If you think you can go quickly to have a look at the ships yard, forget it, you need a ticket and
it is open only on Sundays. The town itself is not that worthwhile to visit, so a nightstop on a
Saturday would be perfect if you are interested to see the shipsbuilding and then to go through to Kanyakumari.

The next day I went straight back for the Poongal Festival at Madurai, 140Km in two hours, the sun in my neck :)).

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comment | share 04-Sep-2010 02:39
beautiful sunset view of the salt pan, nice composition.
John Stevenson06-Sep-2008 17:39
Simply stunning photograph.

Eric Herbelin12-Jul-2007 11:25
wonderful1 v
Nick Powell27-May-2007 04:27
Stunning image, well captured! I'm glad I came across your galleries, you've got some exceptional images. Voted
Carol26-Jan-2007 12:35
so beautiful~
Petter Hamnes21-Jan-2007 20:57
Love this!
Priya Shailesh19-Jan-2007 22:54
Oh my god!!
Carol19-Jan-2007 10:35
Wow~ great~
caveman_lee15-Jan-2007 16:00
Beautiful color and reflection. Great shot and vote.
René Gysi15-Jan-2007 16:00
Great composition with wonderful light.
Photoland15-Jan-2007 14:26
Very nice colors and composition...
Enny15-Jan-2007 13:36
beautiful, interesting, great light.