We took a taxi here from our hotel both the night we arrived and the next morning. The place had a very different atmosphere and look at each time of day. I preferred the soft orange glow of the evening ambiance but would again see both if given the option on my first visit. The taxi could not drive to the temple. Instead they drop you off at a car park or more often outside the car park so they don't have to pay. What this means is that they are constantly moving to keep from getting ticketed, making it difficult to locate your driver upon return. I would suggest taking a picture of the car licensee and the driver. From the drop-off point, we walked in the general direction of the Temple, but were unable to see it until we were practically there. Once at the temple, the locals guard the entrance to ensure foreigners follow their expectations. I brought a scarf to wear over my head while inside, but the men outside the temple wouldn't even let me stand on the green carpet outside the entrance without putting it on (even though other Indian women did not have their heads covered and were standing even closer to the entrance). Also, we could not wear our shoes inside. I wasn't about to leave my shoes unattended outside. I soon learned that I wasn't allowed to even carry my shoes. I tucked them into my extra baggy pants (they were sandles) and pulled my extra baggy dress-like shirt over them, but even then, the local male "guards" asked me to leave. Therefore, my husband and I had to see the Temple separately, while the other babysat shoes. This made for a stressful, less-than-pleasant visit. The marble, art, architecture, and gold make for a unique site. Its worth the hassle for a one or two time visit, if you can see the temple both at night and in daylight. Every visitor should prepare to cover their shoulders, bring a scarf for your head (even men), and have a travel companion to watch your shoes.
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