Deepawali hideout

#1 Oct 7th, 2009, 21:05
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Hi,

I'm looking for a reasonably priced hotel for next week (anywhere between Rs. 1000 and 2500) as far away from the Deepawali celebrations as possible. Proximity to the airport is a definite plus.

I have no beef with Indian holidays, but the way they celebrate Deepawali here is not my cup of tea.

Any advice?

By the way: when do people start hurling firecrackers at each other in Chennai?
#2 Oct 7th, 2009, 21:39
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Anyways the area nearby airports are not of much residential area, Airport is situated on a Highway so you wont have much disturbances, but if you take Hotel close to Airport you will have to bear the noise of Aeroplane take off and landings.

Anyways whatever hotel you choose, just dont think there will be bomb blasts all over, just go to the terrace of your hotel and enjoy the fireworks display. Even this will be my first DEEPAWALI in CHENNAI, and it is since many years I left burning FIRECRACKERS. I just dont feel like burning firecrackers, but some people are crazy and buy crackers worth thousands. But instead of hiding come out and enjoy a different atmosphere.
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Originally Posted by Baruch Bento View Post Hi,

I'm looking for a reasonably priced hotel for next week (anywhere between Rs. 1000 and 2500) as far away from the Deepawali celebrations as possible. Proximity to the airport is a definite plus.

I have no beef with Indian holidays, but the way they celebrate Deepawali here is not my cup of tea.

Any advice?

By the way: when do people start hurling firecrackers at each other in Chennai?

Well who mentioned people hurl firecrackers at each other, even I dont know such things do happen in Chennai,

hey chennai ppl , do you really hurl firecrackers at each other?? If that is the case then even I need to be more cautious.
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Diwali is a family festival and even though there are people that get on the road to burst firecrackers, it is not often i have seen people hurling them on others. Maybe some bad apples and all that..

I would suggest spending diwali in a village or small town as you will find it less noisy and polluted than big cities..
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Originally Posted by ocean020 View Post Diwali is a family festival and even though there are people that get on the road to burst firecrackers, it is not often i have seen people hurling them on others. Maybe some bad apples and all that..

I would suggest spending diwali in a village or small town as you will find it less noisy and polluted than big cities..
Which place you have seen? ? ??
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Baruch Bento,

Try taking this hotel Mount Manor which is not more than 3 -4 kms from the airport in the GST (Grand South trunk) Road and opposite to the main entrance of Officers Training Academy (OTA)

No one hurls crackers at people. Atleast not in Chennai. People will burst the crackers only near their houses. As RSK said, the area near airport is restricted for any activities like that and so, if you take a A/c room, you can enjoy a quite stay.

There is one more hotel called Mount Heera which is 1 km further down from Mount Manor which should also fit your budget.

Diwali is a festival of joy. People burst crackers to share their joy and so no one will hurl crackers on each other.

Enjoy your stay in chennai
#7 Oct 8th, 2009, 12:38
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Thank you!

And when does the cracker bursting start in Chennai? Just the day before or do they already start on the 12th or the 13th?
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Yes, it is a peaceful festival, and people only want enjoyment.

How this pleasure may negatively impact others and the environment has been discussed in some depth in another recent thread. You can find it -->here.

If your ears cannot stand the noise, and your lungs cannot stand the smoke, I can understand you wanting to get away --- but you need not fear for your safety.

Divalli is on 17th; 90% of the fireworks will be on that night only.
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Some of my friends go off on a 3 - 4 day trek to remote areas like the Western Ghats.
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Hmmm. So no two-day long inferno in Chennai?
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So, How did it go Baruch Bento,

Did you lock yourself at your hotel or sneaked in here and there during diwali?

This time relatively folks in chennai chose to burn less crackers but they chose all heavy sound ones.

I am not saying it, the statistics of Chennai corporation says that.

One happy thing was that the pollution was down 45% compared to last year.
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Originally Posted by bsprasad View Post One happy thing was that the pollution was down 45% compared to last year.
I hope this is an all India trend. TOI also reported that the Pollution Control Board found a significant decrease in pollution in Bangalore compared to last year's Diwali.
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Originally Posted by bsprasad View Post So, How did it go Baruch Bento,

Did you lock yourself at your hotel or sneaked in here and there during diwali?

This time relatively folks in chennai chose to burn less crackers but they chose all heavy sound ones.

I am not saying it, the statistics of Chennai corporation says that.

One happy thing was that the pollution was down 45% compared to last year.
All because of recession, layoffs, inflation ;-(

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