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The Road To Bengaluru

After three days in Chennai I retreated south to Puducherry in Tamil Nadu before looping back round to Bengaluru where I was due to meet a friend.  I loved this part of Tamil Nadu.  I wandered for hours up and down the streets of the French Quarter in Puducherry admiring its tranquility and beauty.  I was in awe of the grandness of the Matrimandir in Auroville and enjoyed the organic food and products on offer.  And even though the car journey from Puducherry to Bengaluru was a long day, it was nice to sit back and enjoy the scenery surrounding me.

Mamallapuram Hill

Mamallapuram Hill

Krishna's Butterball, Mamallapuram Hill

Krishna’s Butterball, Mamallapuram Hill

Mamallapuram Hill

Mamallapuram Hill

Mamallapuram Hill

Mamallapuram Hill

Arjuna's Penance, Mamallapuram Hill

Arjuna’s Penance, Mamallapuram Hill

Shore Temple, Mamallapuram

Shore Temple, Mamallapuram

Five Rathas

Five Rathas

Five Rathas

Five Rathas

Puducherry Waterfront

Seafront, Puducherry

Puducherry Waterfront

Seafront, Puducherry

My first discovery of Tona the graffiti artist. More on him to come.

My first discovery of Tona the graffiti artist. More on him to come.

Puducherry, French Quarter

French Quarter, Puducherry

Puducherry, French Quarter

French Quarter, Puducherry

Puducherry, French Quarter

French Quarter, Puducherry

Puducherry, French Quarter

French Quarter, Puducherry

Puducherry, French Quarter

French Quarter, Puducherry

Puducherry, French Quarter

French Quarter, Puducherry

Puducherry, French Quarter

French Quarter, Puducherry

Notre Dame des Anges, Puducherry

Notre Dame des Anges, Puducherry

Sacred Heart Bascilica, Puducherry

Sacred Heart Bascilica, Puducherry

Sacred Heart Basilica, Puducherry

Sacred Heart Basilica, Puducherry

The path to the Matrimandir

The path to the Matrimandir, Auroville

Matrimandir, Auroville

Matrimandir, Auroville

Banyan Tree at the heart of Auroville in the grounds to the Matrimandir

Banyan Tree at the heart of Auroville in the grounds of the Matrimandir

Arunachaleshwar Temple, Tiruvannamalai

Arunachaleshwar Temple, Tiruvannamalai

Images shot on a Fujifilm XT100

4 Comments

  1. Krishna’s butterball! I was so amazed by that thing – took far too many cheesy photos pretending to hold it…but most impressive was the story around it. Hindu culture is beautiful and so fascinatingly layered isn’t it?

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