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Suggestions for celebrating New year in Madurai

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Suggestions for celebrating New year in Madurai

We will be in Madurai for New Years and would like to have a really nice dinner plus take part in the celebrations, if this is celebrated. Any suggestions for great places to eat? Celebrations not to be missed?

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1. Re: Suggestions for celebrating New year in Madurai

You will not get Western Style New Year celebrations in Madurai.....

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2. Re: Suggestions for celebrating New year in Madurai

The Taj Garden Retreat, a lovely Taj resort, set atop the Pasumalai hills at Madurai, is a great place for a new year ball.

We were at their New Year eve ball a couple of years ago and it was very well organized, complete with a live band, coktails, fireworks etc.

Since then, a couple of new hotels like GRT etc have sprung up and their new year eve celebrations are supposed to be good as well. I can personally vouch for the Taj

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3. Re: Suggestions for celebrating New year in Madurai

Rajan, that sounds like just the thing.

Would you think this would be fun for both us in our early fourties and my parents in their mid-sixties (but young at heart)?

Any idea of pricerange?

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4. Re: Suggestions for celebrating New year in Madurai

Hi Hunbille

That is a tough one to answer for it really boils down to your idea of fun . . .

As i said, there was lots of Food (a lavish buffet) and drinks going around, while a live band really mixed up the music very well (from good ol 'Hotel Cal' to 'God's gonna cut u down').

Like Yogi mentioned, there was not much of western dancing (like a slow ball room number) but lot's of fast paced swinging (normally, the dancers are the young teen crowd)

The crowd is pretty decent, for it is normally the rich and famous of the Madurai region - the higher up's in the social scene that can afford a Taj dinner. A few of the resident foreigner tourists were the others in the crowd.

It is a great place to meet a lot of people, socialize with a decent crowd and generally have a nice time.

If i remember right, the entry fee for a couple (dinner, drinks included) was around 120 to 150 USD.

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5. Re: Suggestions for celebrating New year in Madurai

Will check it out, thank you again.

Hunbille

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