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Day 4 - Chennai to Madurai

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So leaving Chennai for Madurai today and it hasn't been an easy task to say the least. First, NO TRAINS. I know who would have thought but there are no seats going to Madurai. Second, the hotel manager tells us to book bus tickets online and gives us a website - get to the end to pay... International Credit Cards are not accepted. After this we opt to have to tickets delivered to the hotel and our manager receives a confirmation call. That brings us to this morning ... Tickets have not arrived. So now we are heading to the bus station to see if we can get tickets at the bus depot.

There are so many buses to choose from and from looking online there is a decent seated bus that leaves at 1:00pm. So upon arrival things do not go quite to plan apparently a bus leaves at 12:30 and arrives half an hour earlier. Next thing we know it's 1:30 and the bus we should have got on left bang on time.

Glad to be leaving Chennai finally.

The bus ride in interesting in the sleeper bunk. Quite cramped and with bad air conditioning but we did managed to save a lot of money. However 9 hours is to long for anyone to spend in a box.

Arriving in Madurai, it is nice an cool. Out hotel (Hotel Supreme), has a rooftop bar with the perfect view of the Meenashki Temple which we be visiting tomorrow.

Even though it's late we are able to order dinner and get a couple of Dosa's, Samaosas and some Beers. Following a long day of travel we head back to the room.

The room is quite nice, but there is one minor *urgh* there is a full family of cockroaches in the bathroom. We will be hunting for the mother tomorrow and there are too many babies to kill. Anyway it seems comfortable enough but it's all worth it to have a rooftop bar.

Posted by lee_1986 11:16 Archived in India Tagged madurai sleeper chennai bustrip

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