Republic of Incredible India, the world's biggest democrazy
Hotel Sri Deevi +914522347431
Double room with private balcony for INR 505.- or US$ 11.50 per night; matchless views over the western gopura from the hotel's roof-top terrace.
Click below for an interactive road map of the Sri Deevi Hotel in Madurai, which we would recommend, and for directions:
Exploring the touristy and chaotic city of Madurai which is famous for (i) its ceaseless round of festivals and processions, (ii) its profusion of busy markets and intriguing corners, and (iii) its squillion of street traders and open-air kitchens (where competing paratha-wallahs literally drum up customers for their delicious fresh breads with a tattoo of chopping knife/spatula-on-skillet signals) and discovering, by pure means of trial-and-error, the most effective countermeasure to immediately shut up any tourist-harassing tout, wannabe-guide or rickshaw coolie when simply answering their slimy sing-song attempts to get in touch with us ("Which country do you come from, my friend?”) with a short and brisk: "Izzzrrraelll!"
Click below for a summary of this year's travels
2011 Map Konni & Matt
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