Auroville, India

Auroville, India

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Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram. (India likes to keep you guessing.) The Pallava dynasty reigned there in the 7th-9th century and the town is famous for its stone carvings. In fact, the area’s structures are among the oldest existing examples of Dravidian (South Indian) architecture and were added as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram. (India likes to keep you guessing.) The Pallava dynasty reigned there in the 7th-9th century and the town is famous for its stone carvings. In fact, the area’s structures are among the oldest existing examples of Dravidian (South Indian) architecture and were added as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

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Meditation inside the Temple
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Pondicherry and Auroville-10

Pondicherry and Auroville-10

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Shiva Lingam

Shiva Lingam

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The Promenade Hotel, Pondicherry, India

The Promenade Hotel, Pondicherry, India

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Five-Rathas - Dating from the 7th century. Each structure was sculpted from one enormous stone and they are joined by equally large rock animals, including a massive elephant. The rathas were hidden in the sand until excavated by the British 200 years ago.

Five-Rathas - Dating from the 7th century. Each structure was sculpted from one enormous stone and they are joined by equally large rock animals, including a massive elephant. The rathas were hidden in the sand until excavated by the British 200 years ago.

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Radisson Blue Temple Bay Resort Pool

Radisson Blue Temple Bay Resort Pool

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