The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai
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... of the day. Although it is hot as hell, it isn't too humid so the heat is more bearable here than it was in Chennai. After a rest we go for lunch and start our touring at the Tirumalai Nayak Palace, a relic of the Nayak Rulers from the 1600's. The highlight of all our Temple visits so far is the magnificent Sri Meenakshi Temple - an enormous complex of shrines and holy places that is the object ...
... tuk driver shows us a little hotel in the centre of the small town with cheap masala dosa and uttepams - the new family favourite. Before heading home I ask our driver to take us to the ‘wineshop’ and he pulls up and points down a dingy alley populated by a large group of men mooching around taking surreptitious swigs from clandestine bottles.
“I’m not going down there.” Amber flatly announces. ‘I wouldn’t expect you ...
... the usual gods and goddesses, mostly bare chested. I resisted the urge to maul anything. I don't think that attempting to jiggle the stone boobies of a revered deity would be considered appropriate.
Inside the art museum there are statues of various deities in glass cases, and people have slotted money and photos of themselves inside them. Probably to ask for a blessing? Noooo idea. But I get it, I totes get ...
... it, we have found some of the best food in these places. If you are nervous of doing this, then don’t do it before a 12 hour bus journey, simple. Write down the food you like, sometimes everyone doesn’t speak English, and knowing a few words makes a big difference, (I’ve given up with the spelling and just write things phonetically so I can at least say them again).
Time - Give yourself some ...
... carvings of celestial and animal figures. The complex itself is spacious, covering over six hectares and includes market areas selling items for worship, a museum housing holy sculptures, a large pond and many sanctuaries where different Hindu gods are worshipped. Great for people watching but we were here for far too long, walking in bare feet on a stone floor. Not used to this. Back to hotel for a late dinner and the straight to bed. Exhausted and all 'Hindu godded ...