Beautiful details on the towers in Mahabalipuram. I could stare at them for hours. When standing there, you can see monkeys all over the place. They blend in really well, but there are a ton. They run and jump and swing all over the place, making the whole façade feel alive and ever-changing.
I probably visited over 50 of these amazing temples in India. Besides the ancient structures, it was fascinating to watch remote villagers also making the same pilgrimage. I think I averaged about 1,000 photos a day, and I still have only processed about 20% of them.
The day started with us getting off the train at 10 AM to begin our adventure in Channai, which used to be called Madras. I know Madras well from all my days playing Civilization! Anyway, we began at the Cathedral of St. Thomas were we saw his remains then drove on to a place called Mahabalipuram. Who has ever heard of Mahabalipuram? Who can even say it? Well apparently everyone here can and they had great trouble whenever I tried to say this out loud. I’d just get a lot of confused looks.
Tomorrow, we head on to Puducherry to visit more sights…
Making a pilgrimage to Shore Shiva Temple in Mahabalipuram.
Indian ladies love taking photos with Isabella and Scarlett because they look so different.