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TravelPod Member ReviewsHeritage Madurai
Beautiful hotel, well maintained in lovely grounds just out of the chaos of downtown traffic. Lovely pool, huge rooms, somewhat dated with scarce electrical outlets, but everything we needed for a one-night stay to experience the magic of Sri Meenakshi Temple.
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We have a very early wake-up today, departing the resort at 6am in order to return to the Chennai airport. Our short flight to Madurai aboard Jet Airways is on an ATR prop plane, and well organized and on time. It is interesting to see the diversity of people aboard, including a holy man with scant clothing and wild hair.
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... 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 ...
... favourite elephant (Moon is still number 1 - from our first OffOnOUrOwn trip in Laos) and a band. You will be able to see the video soon.
All in all this has been a lovely temple to visit. It has lots of hustle and bustle, lots going on and lots to amuse us.
It has been a very long journey to get here, a feat of endurance on the Indian trains and our horrible lodgings in Madurai. But we got here. And Bryan can at last cross it off his list. Phew!
... city starts becoming visible, travelers can start getting their luggage ready for their drop-off, as it is an indication that Madurai city is close by. Overall, the journey from Chennai to Madurai is neither too long nor too short.
Madurai is famous for its temples, not only in Tamil Nadu, but also throughout India. The place which we visited is the famous Meenakshi Amman ...
... and protective of their religion. They don't allow photos in the temple, and were patting down people as they were entering the grounds! If a local was not a hindu, they were not allowed in at all, or If the local had converted to Hinduism, proof of this conversion had to be shown! Very strict, indeed!
Walking back to the hotel, I spotted a barber sitting on his butt, so in I went to get some of the wool thinned out. ...