Grand Central Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Central Hotel Madurai
Good price, fairly clean, but staff unhelpful and toilet is rank.
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Travel Blogs from Madurai
... and shampoos she gives them when they pose. Great idea. I will start saving my soaps too. We already bought pens for the school kids which we keep on hand.
The tea plantations give way to cardamon plants, pepper vines clinging to trees, and coffee bushes on the steep slopes. We keep our eyes open for wild elephant but have yet to see one. We do see monkeys at one point along the road. At the ...
... of the UNESCO recognized temple less than 2 km to the north..
Meenakshi Amman Temple (also called Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple)
We had to wait for the re-opening of this historic 380 hundred year old Hindu temple. A temple located here dates to antiquity but the present structure was built between 1623 and 1655.
We went to the roof of a nearby antique shop to get a ...
... It was held in the village cultural centre, and was full with Indian and foreign tourists. Six young men took it in turns to have sword and shield fights, knife fights and fights with long poles. One small slip and there could have been nasty injuries. Then some uninspiring acrobatics, then they jumped through burning hoops. Not the most exciting performance ever!
Our rafting expedition started at 8 this morning. ...
... early precipitation too. The loading of passengers and bags on to tuktuks took way too long. The horn of our tuktuk was like one a clown would use in the circus.
First impressions of Madurai were not great re dirt and grime. We crossed the Vaigai River en route to the Star Residency. No need for passports, Anuj, as Lucas had photocopies of all of them. A welcome watermelon juice barely relieved the tedium of checking in. Ray thought the clear smell of an ...
... We know how this works. So Jody went and stood on the flower.
Lo and behold, there up in the roof was a small window and through it, perfectly framed was the golden roof of the Golden Temple. Well we both stood there and laughed our heads off as we had been expecting a bit more than that but never mind!
In the evening there was a procession around the inside of the temple led by a cow with a painted face and painted horns. Closely followed by our ...