26 August 2006

Pool with a View

The pool at our premier Hotel, the Arunai Anantha is finally finished and very inviting it looks too! For non-residents, I may seem to be having an over-reaction - but if you were familiar with the recent history of this area - you would understand. The rural areas in India are not the same as the metropolitian ones. Until recently being outside one of the major cities in this country meant living in a time warp. Even 10 years ago at Tiruvannamalai, if you didn't have contacts - it was impossible to put up at a decent place. But now everything's different - our infrastructure is improving each day and suddenly services are available that previously were just a dream!



We now have three good hotels at Tiruvannamalai, but two of them, Trishul Hotel and Ramakrishna Hotel are located in the city leaving only our premier Hotel, the Arunai Anantha in Ramana Nagar (photograph below) - conveniently close to the countryside, pradakshina outer pathway and major Ashrams, including Ramana Ashram.



Just because you're on pilgrimage doesn't mean you can't be comfortable - and I assure you at Arunai Anantha you will be very comfortable. Makes a difference to the old days and living in a room with no air conditioner and sharing a bathroom with no hot water and Indian style toilets! Long Live Luxury.

5 comments:

Divyakka said...

The sight of a gorgeous, inviting pool and the actual Arunachala hill in the background is something like the twilight zone! Especially those of us who know and visited Arunachala tens of years ago!

Arunachala Living said...

Yes it is something like out of the twilight zone! But I took advantage of checking out the water while I was there and it felt so cool and clean - hmm - felt like jumping in with all my clothes on.

Divyakka said...

Time to get Mammy in a fashionable swimsuit and dunk her in - yum, yum! ;-)

Arunachala Living said...

This Mammi ain't going anywhere near that place in any kind of swimsuit. She will stick to dunking in the lake (when there is enough water) to cool off WEARING ALL HER CLOTHES.

Divyakka said...

In the true Indian proper lady-like tradition! I remember my sari unraveling while swimming in the ocean in Visakhapatnam...uh-oh! You don't know double trouble until you try to re-dress in a sari while up to your neck in water!