Madurai Ashok Itdc Hotel
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... offer of becoming an honourary Leopard - Liam suggests I could be Daddy Leopard - I slip off to bed.
The following day we were thrilled when we spot Tommy, Jill and Lee having breakfast. We had no idea this was their next stop and it is serendipitous to see them and will enjoy their company for the next week. They act as good sounding boards when I vent about our Leopard neighbours.
We take a trip into Varkala town to find some cheap food and booze. ...
... North, South, East and West but the origin goes back to 2,500 years ago. They are the gates to the entrance of the temple. The tallest tower is 170 feet, there is an estimate of 33,000 sculptures, 7 different halls. We visited only a 1/4 of the temple it occupies 45 acres. It ...
... Hall which they're turned into kind of an art museum thing. I counted 832 pillars. Oh those Indians, so prone to exaggeration, whether it's a hall with not quite a thousand pillars or a tuk tuk driver telling you your destination is "very far, madam, ten kilometres" when it's only around the corner. There are some pretty cool carvings in the pillars though. A few of them kind of look like Chinese style dragons and ...
... fit inside one religion". That really sums it up.
I must admit India was not on the top of my list of places to visit on our planet, but I am so glad that we did. It is a very mystical and beautiful place. I still haven't figured out the people. They are kind and gentle but mysterious. You never really know what they are thinking. They speak over 22 different official languages so it wan't so easy to communicate even though many ...
... is most luxurious with our own plunge pool attached to our huge room. Could have held a party for at 50 people in it! At 4.30pm we headed out to visit a derelict palace much in need of some tender loving care but still very majestic in its structure. Then onto the Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai's most celebrated attraction and possible the greatest of all South Indian temples. The temple consists of 12 large temple towers, each of which is covered with brightly painted ...