Above: The Hotel Mount Heera is close to Chennai Airport, and an OK place to camp for the night, if you arrive after dark. Ring them and they will pick you up for free.

If you arrive in the day time, it's probably better to cycle into Madras and get a hotel there.

Above, Mr Pumpy has the maps spread out and is impressing the receptionist with his upcoming ride.

"Would you bring some tea and biscuits up to my room a little later on?" he asked. I don't know what happened, and I didn't ask.