Monday, August 07, 2006

A peek into my backyard - Mahabalipuram

A lovely trip to Hampi and I was all enthused to go to Mahabalipuram - the remains of the Pallava empire an hour from chennai - after a lot of prevarication, went off for a early morning trip to mahabs . It's changed quite a bit (the last time I was there was in class 4 on a class excursion... ) -It's now a world heritage site, just like Hampi but certainly doesnot match the latters size and spread .... If you are on the ECR, it makes a good one hour top certainly - though avoid weekends as the place will surely be packed with school students .

What struck me was that there were no mountains/ rocky areas around the vicinity except for these monuments - which are all carved on a single rock formation! either everything is burried, or mahabs was just a "showcase" created by pallavas! All the monuments have depictions from mahabaratha and other mythological tales.






3 comments:

Sriram P said...

so that was mahabs then?? sitting on the rock by the beach...

arunsubru said...

The state of Tamilnadu is located in the southeastern region of India. As you know this south indian state is surrounded by the Eastern Ghats in the north, the Nilgiris, Annamalai hills of Palakkad and in the west compartment of Bengal in the east,
Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait in the south-east and Indian Ocean in the southern part of the state. Tamilnadu is very much beautified with the hills, oceans, wildlife, temples which are styled in Dravidian architecture and places of pilgrimage, Tamilnadu Tours and Tamilnadu Tour Packages is one of the major attractions for tourists for years.

I Love Mahabalipuram said...

Nice one!

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