So it was Yercaud on 1st half of the day.
As we started leaving Yercaud, our tummy wanted a break.
So we searched the hotel, and came to know that Not all Saravana Bhavan are real.
There were many fake ones.
So we went to Akshaya Hotel just besides Kalyan Jewels, opposite to Bustand In Salem.
We wanted Meal on Leaf's but the server in the name of Special meals served the food in Thali.
Food was OK.
But the decision i took in halting at Salem for lunch was an good idea, because once we left Salem, there were no Hotels on the highway, I guess this is the untapped market on TN Highways.
Then we proceeded further to Madurai.
So on day one distance covered was 530 kms
(Including Yercaud). Day 1(Evening):
Reached madurai , was on Hunt for searching a good lodge.
So a guy from Maruthi dealership helped us in giving names of few places and we started searching for lodges.
The one we found was Madhura Residency, which was a km & half from the temple.
It was on East marret street , but that was Full.
So we tried KPS Residency, the rooms were good and we booked the room,
There was no Parking space at all.
So buses in TN get rage seeing KA regd vehicles and started honking madly.
So we unloaded the luggage into room, and left to the temple same day.
The roads are full of dust, i think the roads are not sweeped in Madurai, there was dust all over.
As construction work is going on Near temple, there was no Parking near temple, felt like visiting SJP road of Bangalore on my Scorpio.
There are N number of stalls, people walk on road, Drainage flows on road.
And hygiene the less you talk the better it goes.
So there was no parking and we were crawling for more than 20 minutes hoping to get a parking.
In the end couldn't find a parking and finally parked the vehicle much away from Parking area, on East Masi Street
Then headed to temple for darshan, took the 15 rs ticket in the evening, that was of quick darshan.
We entered the temple from East street entrance on day 1.
Then headed back to room after a wonderful meal(dinner) at Sabarees
, on Plantain Banana leaf.
More detailed updates of day 2 tomorrow(oops today).........