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Shore Temple

Shore Temple is in Mamallapuram, on the Bay of Bengal.  This UNESCO World Heritage Site exemplifies the architectural and sculptural excellence of the Pallava dynasty. These monuments were built during the 7th century AD.  The entire temple stands on a naturally occurring granite boulder. The temple complex has three separate shrines. Two are dedicated to […]

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Cow on Mamallapuram beach India


From Chennai, we headed south down the coast, which was similar to many sparsely developed coastal regions. The road was flat and open and lined with sporadic retail structures like electronics shops, discount clothing boutiques and restaurants. Every so often, we caught glimpses of secluded resorts tucked away along the ocean.  We stayed at the […]

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