Madurai Ashok Itdc Hotel
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We are on the road again crossing the Ghat Mountains to the state of Tamil Nadu. It's only 100 miles but will take all day with our stops for photo ops, tea, lunch and the Gandhi Museum. As we leave the tea plantations we stop to watch and photograph the tea pickers. These women work all day for a mere 200 rupees or about $3.50. They are so gracious to smile for our pictures and one of the ladies has ...
... to witness the sunrise and sunset over the towns promontory and worship at the temple on the island. We are woken at 0430 by prayers wailing through loudspeakers placed all through the town urging us all from our beds. Our hotel is soon a swarm of excited, chattering pilgrims and porters making so much din it’s impossible for an atheist to get any rest. So Amber and I sit sleepily on the balcony watching the sun appear and a huge rat in the gutters of the street ...
... events venue for wedding or other ceremonies. It turns out that King's son tore most of the original palace down and plundered its contents. He had plans to build his own palace. Those plans never materialized. Lord Napier partially restored the palace in 1866-72.
While once considered one of the wonders of the South, today the Royal Palace is a very minor site, just good enough to round out the day ...
... on the funeral pyre of her dead husband. But if you weren't lucky enough to be a bit posh, things were still pretty bad. An Englishman could kill an Indian without any repercussions. The boards say an Indian had to salaam to any white man he saw, but I'm not entirely sure what that means, it doesn't sounds like fun though. But the middle classes eventually spoke up and in 1885 the Indian National Congress was formed ...
These are Paul's best bits and top tips.
Places to go –
Varanasi; the essential heart of India, it’s doesn’t get more Indian (or crazy) than this, burning bodies a go go!
Darjeeling; cool, clear hill town in the foot hills of the Himalaya, staggering panoramic view of Kangchenjunga (India’s highest and the world’s 3rd largest mountain) with the plus of ...