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Madurai is the busiest place I've ever seen, everywhere is just so crowded. The driving especially is insane, there are just so many people, bikes, rickshaws, cars, motorbikes, buses, trucks, etc. all weaving and dodging down tiny alleyways. It's impossible to cross the road if you just wait for the traffic to stop because its just continuous, you …
The morning we checked out of our nice hotel, after enjoying our last free buffet breakfast. These guys do really eat curry for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The first day we tried out the dahl soup, and potato tikka masala, with these mini poppadoms. Not too bad, but still prefer toast and eggs. We gathered our bags and walked round the corner for …
Our last overnight train ride in India brought us to Madurai, home to the Meenakshi Temple complex. We arrived at 5.30 am and took our time selecting our new digs, as the quality was way below our expectations and the mosquito levels were way above. All the rooms were of equal quality and varying prices so we ended up taking the cheapest one we …
... shouting at us to hurry down the platform, as the bus was leaving! On board, and underway, we could breath again, and comment on how sweaty we were! Not as relaxing as we thought.
The next leg was not too bad, they even had a scheduled 'pit stop', where there was a 'pay to pee' toilet, (of sorts)! We arrived in Madurai at 4:00pm, a journey of 6 1/2 hours!
After a brief wash and rest, we headed out to see ...
... in the Wondrous Emporium:
Leadenhall Market is located at the site of the former Roman Forum, the commercial center of the Roman city Londinium. A basilica was built here between 71 and 85 AD, in 140 AD replaced with a larger basilica which measured an immense 52 by 167 meters (172 by 547 ft).
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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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