Memoirs of a World Traveller...

We are all but travellers in this world...!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Crocodile Bank

At 42 km point from Chennai on the way to Mahabalipuram is the Crocodile Bank, run by Romulve whittaker. This is a farm where several species of Indian and African Crocodiles and alligator are bred.
Crocodile Park

Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

Mamallapuram was developed as flourishing seaport by the great Pallava monarch, Narasimhavaraman I, and has ever since remained important in the history of south India. A naval fleet was despatched from here, by the same king, to Sri Lanka which was conquered and his vassal, Manavarman, installed on the throne. But above all, the grand conception of Rajasimha in cutting huge boulders of granite into exquisitely carved rathas has provided this seaside village with the most attractive and important monuments in India. The free standing monolithic temples called rathas, the lavishly sculptured cave-temples and the huge rock-face portraying the sculptures narrating the story or Arjuna obtaining the pasupata situated almost on the seashore, draw the admiration of the world. The charm of the place is enhanced by a temple with two towers, familiarly known as the Shore Temple.

A View from the Car

Picture taken from within my car on the Beach Road that connects Mahabalipuram and Chennai. This road is a tollway and offers a scenic view of the beach.

Howth - After the Sunset

The picture was taken in the evening in Howth, a place near Dublin. The crimson color of the sky was worth watching...

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Mahabalipuram Beach

The Beach at Mahabalipuram. The clouds looks nice and add to the overall beauty of the seascape.

The Sunrise in Pondicherry

The Sunrise in Pondicherry - taken from the hotel where I was staying

Beach at Pondicherry

Beach at Pondicherry


Pondicherry - Visited Pondicherry just before Christmas of 2004. The Tsunamis hit the place just 24 hours after I returned home!

A FarmHouse in Hesarghatta

George Farm - This is the farmhouse I mentioned in my last post. The farmhouse of ex Minister K George. Looks real green....

Hesarghatta also has the farmhouses of all major politicians such as SM Krishna and Jalappa.


Hesarghatta - A place about 16 km from Bangalore. This was a picture that I took way back in Nov, 2002 when I visited a farm house there. So, I am back in Bangalore now...