Rathna Residency Hotel
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... did not like the first room. (We had asked for temple view (!) but that was a mistake). Madurai is a big city of 1.2 million and the central area is very crowded and busy with the constant blasting of horns. It was extremely hot in the midday sun (34°C) so we were happy to return to the AC + fan + world cup cricket in the room after a few hours sightseeing. The major site is the Meenakshi Amman Temple - not so much a temple but ...
... real' India in this city of over a million.
We got to the spot where the GPS showed the Vodafone store. It was not there. Nothing around looked like they had anything to do with phones - a dry goods warehouse, unmarked doors, a baker - and no Vodafone. We asked around and were sent to the main street where there were several shops that could top up our Vodafone credit, but not an actual Vodafone ...
... sad and sorry feel to it.
We then drove to the Temple, dropped our bags off at a rather expensive looking shop, since bags and cameras are not allowed in the temple (mobile phone cameras are OK though), and then discussed our visit. We had blanched when he said that the visit would last 1 1/2 hours. Janey said she couldn't be parted from her cameras for that long, and so would wander about the nearby market until we were finished. After ...
... br> Back to the lobby where met Susie. Decided on a drink in the igloo known as the hotel bar. Had doubles; why not? Ray came in to get a couple of beers for the room. Lucas came along. We offered to buy him a drink readily accepted. It led to many jokes about the Space Cadets.
There were nibblies which eventally became dinner. Diane and Ray came down to join us. Jokes about white legs were included. Implored/pleaded with Lucas to put the four of us in one ...
... 600 meter walk to our hotel turned into quite a challenge not only ‘cos of the tuk tuk drivers harassing us quite intensely. From the roof top of our hotel passing few dead pigeons I got a nice photo of our last destination the Madurai Temple - Sri Menakshi Temple. We had to leave all our cameras behind in a locker but we were able to make photos with my wife’s mobile phone of this stunning place and one of the highlights for ...