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D1 seems to treat the Lonely Planet, Dave, as gospel. Tried the chicken pepper masala with rice. It was very good, leaving a hot feeling in your mouth.
D2 took her turn in the stupidity box, asking if one would need a cardigan tomorrow. Dress as you think you will need and shut up about it.
Some like Matilda, D1 and D2 bought water. It is not the fact it cost a bit more in the hotel. Go out on the street and 'explore', finding some ...
... a car for us (an AC car no less) to drive us to the temples which were situated a way outside the town, for £5.50. So at 3.30pm as the day starts to cool down we set off.
Now the purpose of the visit to this temple was a little bit unclear.
We believed we had seen the temple of Bryan's Blue Peter show at Madurai. However when we had arrived home after travelling last time and researched where he thought it was, google came ...
... idea. Finally came the renowned water spout. The temple is constantly getting drained of water that fills the inner sanctum. This runs out the side of the building into a rancid trench. Really world class tourist opportunities here.
By this time our feet were on fire and so we jogged our way out of there. Dodging the numerous beggars that grab onto you as you go past. A few minutes at the bust stop and we were back on the correct bus.
This led to the temple ...
... showing on the computer the pictures of India we’d taken. We stopped at every station, and just before a major station we were standing, taking pictures with our fellow passengers, and congratulating ourselves on a comfortable and successful train trip, when suddenly we realised something had changed. Hundreds of people were clambering onto the train, and our carriage was overflowing with people, including a group of servicewomen. People were sitting on ...
... possibly midday tomorrow), so we gave up, and managed to snag a three wheeler waiting, which took us to the World Heritage listed Brihadishwara temple for 70Rs, a much more reasonable price, but it was a shorter trip, and we weren't coming to or from a flash hotel. After a quick and only moderately scary trip, with plenty of wrong-side driving, cutting across traffic, making room for buses and motorcycles where no room seemed to exist, we were dropped off at the front ...