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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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 hotel soaps and shampoos she gives ...
... number of free seats is exceeded by the number of passengers. Two Indians it seems, will still fistfight to be first on to an empty bus. Once onboard the previous atmosphere of civilised congeniality is immediately restored.
We jump on the evening train up to Madurai, a major city of Tamil Nadu, famed for the massive Meenakshi temple. As we fly through the busy streets we feel that we have now really arrived in the India of our imaginations. Our tuk tuk ...
... for better rights for Indians and a greater share in the administration.
It was in the early 1900's when **** kicked off again, but it really kicked off. The British attempted to partition Bengal and everyone got arsey about it. Hindus and Muslims rose together and British goods were boycotted and burnt. The British responded to this with arrests and public floggings but eventually had to withdraw the ...
... though I was quite ill here, I loved the chilled out vibe and getting ‘scooty’ on my wee scooter.
Indian trains – I love them, can’t help it, they are great, they even have great food and train chai, oh wow, I would like some train chai just now because I am writing about it, and we met Krithika and her brand new husband of 10 days Venkatramen.
Some of my favourite things ...
... in a very rural restaurant at the edge of the jungle, we invited RK to join us, but he wouldn't be persuaded. Our meal took an age to be prepared, but was very tasty when it finally arrived.
Our hotel was then just down the road, the Wildernest, a pleasant room with a terrace upstairs. Stern warnings that we must keep the door to the terrace closed, else monkeys will come into the room and cause havoc.
RK organised a massage for us both. At ...