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


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.


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