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We didn't feel the immediate urge to go out and explore the notable temples or the Fort. The temperature has been rising and I felt the need to hide out a bit in the cool AC of our room.
Susse Park had spotty internet and only in lobby only. We suspect they buy the lowest cost plan.
The free breakfast at Susse Park has several spicy Indian food choices so we passed on ...
Outside the temple, we got good photos of the highly decorated facade and gopuram, with the red spear lit up in the gathering dusk, and the rock with a small temple on the face of it also lit up.
Back at the hotel, we rest for a while before going back into Meenakshi Amman Temple with only the I-phone as a camera. Have a look at the Naya-period Thousand Pillar Hall, which is now an Art Museum, with lots of bronzes and carvings, until it ...
... with thirteen tiers and a slightly convex shape which can be seen on the corners of the structure. There were a number of smaller temples in the main compound, with probably finer detail than on the main structure, and some excellent detail on the stone balustrades of the steps leading up to the podium.
As usual there was no photography allowed in the sanctum, with rows of finely carved pillars, and strange rituals going on in the inner sanctum, where we really ...
... experience kept flashing through Dee's mind). Throughout the evening we chatted and drank and met the rest of the staff (Amma, Dominic, and Ranjith) and could not have asked for a better place to stay. We came for the clean rooms, affordable rates, and delicious food, but stayed for the incredible friendships that were forged. This place was far more like a home than a hotel. If we were allowed to promote businesses in this blog, we would most definitely recommend this place, ...
... out or even eat when you do. They pretty much stick to their cars, even sleeping in them usually. I started feeling 'aware' for Velu, as he was just totally sticking with us. So I made sure to get him some cold water, and that we were really clear whenever we didn't need him or when we did. Anyway, he was pretty darn good.
After eating, etc. We headed back out for temple #2, the Rock Fort temple. This was better for my feet because it didn't have large ...