May 23, 2012

Madurai, the land of Goddess Meenakshi


East Gate Entrance to the Meenakshi Temple, Madurai


Intricate carvings on the Gopurams and entrance gates at the Meenakshi Temple, Madurai


Deities Dolls for Sale, outside Meenakshi Temple, Madurai


The colorful corridors, Meenakshi Temple, Madurai 


May 08, 2012

Wonders of Hampi

A tribal woman in the Hampi market barters the photograph for her handicrafts. The handicrafts are, ofcourse, just as amazing as the photograph which she lets me take.


The main entrance to the Vitthal Temple, Hampi, Karnataka



On the banks of the River Tungabhadra, this temple has a running current of the river through it. @ Hampi, Karnataka


A good use for the arch - reserved parking space ! @ Hampi, Karnataka


Boulders with which most of the construction was done in Hampi. This wall does not have any cementing, it is a plain masonry wall.


The grandiose Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka


The colonnade outside the Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka


Tourists enjoying a boat ride in the coracle ferries in the Tungabhadra River, Hampi, Karnataka


Some kids eagerly wait to get their picutres taken in Anegundi Village, a few kilometers from Hampi





May 05, 2012

Walking Around Nepal

What women love. Kathmandu


Swayambhoonath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambhoonath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal


Prayer Wheels, Kathmandu


Walk and Pray, Prayer Wheels


Boats, Pokhara


Was I disturbing him? 


Lighting the lamp within as well


Fishing Nets, Pokhara


Beautiful countryside, Pokhara


In-sense


A friendly face, Pokhara 


Beads. Lots of 'em.


Local Color. Kathmandu


Lost in thoughts.


Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu


Sadhu, Kathmandu


Women sadhus as well. Kathmandu


Rudrakshas. Everywhere. Kathmandu


Durbar Sqaure, Bhaktapur


Pretty houses in every lane and alley.


Curios.


After Meals, Cardamom, Clove, Fennel, Aracnut


The old and the young: An old lady monk at the Swayambhoonath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal


Cycling: The New Mode of Walking