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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... Site and after looking at it, I'm not surprised. Again our photos don't do this place any justice: memories will stick with me for sometime. Awe inspiring and for those critics of "not another temple", India is renown for these just as Egypt is for the pyramids. We also visited Thirumalai Naick Palace; a rather impressive 17th century. It is not currently utilised and somewhat left to just sit with the occasional use. Still to view ...
... seems to be older European holiday makers unashamedly pulling bad public yoga moves. To the left the cliffs of Varkala rise suddenly, packed with hotels, guesthouses and all manner of souvenir shops, tailors and restaurants with menus written in Russian. I stayed here on my previous trip and I’m alarmed by the unchecked development that had taken place over the past 15 years. Fields have become malls.
The following day we meet Liam, a loquacious new age ...
... but solid apart from a small hole in the middle. Anyway he seemed pleased to have found them.
We then set off for Madurai. The countryside was lush green, small plots of rice, sugar cane and bananas and then large fields of cashew nut trees, all in all very attractive.
RK took us to a fast food place for lunch, in the centre of Madurai. Curiously, it was not much cheaper than some of the ...
Dropped off a few items and headed out for a bit with Susie. Found the Sea Shore Restaurant with great views of the shore and the distant Sea Shore Temple. The breeze alone was worth the price of the meal. Peter joined us. He's the Mark of the second leg, even quieter. Tried grilled calamari which was not as good as last night's prawns. Shared a Kingfisher with Susie . Did you know, Roddy, there is a term for a collector of beer labels?
... to imagine how magnificent it must have been. However, it is a shame that there are lots and lots of pigeons and their inevitable debris occupying all the ceilings.
As we were leaving the entrance was blocked, and we had one of those surreal experiences that you sometimes seem to have when travelling in India. It turned out that it was the Mayor’s birthday and he was cutting and handing out free cake with a photographer from the local ...