Hotel Royal Park
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After a not-too-brilliant train sleep we arrived in Rameswaram... Its actually an island connected by a bridge off the east of India and is a place of pilgrammage for many Hindus to the main temple here where a god once worshipped another god. Although we were not allowed to go inside us both being non-hindus...
We arrived with no accommodation booked and so asked the rickshaw driver to take us to ...
... temple who charge Rs 50 /day.
Food options are poor if not for a few Jain hotels which are okay, and its a dirty place except for the temple which is being maintained and some renovation is in progress to ensure the stones are not eroded by the salt water breeze from the sea.
The Temple situated near the sea on the eastern side of the island is renowned for its magnificent prakaras or corridors with massive sculptured pillars ...
... you that I never had better one than this.We just started dwelling through the Temple street and had a outside view of one of the entrances of temple ( we have the plan to see it next day).
We hurried back to railway station to catch the train and we managed to get seats. Its around 4 hours journey from Madurai to Rameshwaram and we were very eager to ...
... out of place.
Of particular interest are the colourful religious or family scenes at the top of the facades, brightly coloured figures, some featuring horses, which are significant to the Chettiars. Back in our Vila, we take detailed photos of the finely carved and fluted architraves, and more photos from the roof, then go for a swim in the black granite pool before dinner.
Dinner is a buffet, more or less Chettiar food, with pasta and chips for ...
... a lot of water lilies and fishes in it. Whoa, cold and sweet. Then on and on we were bathed by the warm, cold, mostly sweet, fresh water from the 21 wells inside. I between the wells, we took Darshan of many deities in different parts of the temple. And of course, we walked the length of the well known longest corridor.
One amazing fact. Most of the wells may have about three to four feet of water. Our guide said that about ...