Travel Blogs from Kanchipuram
... go, so I followed a couple of girls in front of me. I watched them and did what they did. They touched a statue... I touched a statue, they put a dirt like substance on their forehead... yup, I did the same. I also went for it, because I got pushed in that general direction, and took wet turmeric and sprinkled it on my head. Not sure where the water came from or why we were grabbing it from the ground. At least I didn't have to eat it! As I was fumbling around, a nice man ...
... fly overhead, different sizes, different wing forms, all appearing from behind the ticket office which has just opened and soaring across the fields behind us. Still, all remains muted by the pre-dawn mist that rises from the paddies and we buy our tickets preparing ourselves for a calm, quiet half hour or so sitting in a hide waiting to catch a glimpse of a few birds.
But this is India. It does not do calm very well and as we ascend the steps up to the ...
... Unlike towering Mount Kailasa in the trans-Himalaya where Lord Siva abides in cold silent majesty, the Valli Malai hills by comparison are child-sized. Indeed, the whole of Valli Malai appears designed to please the goddess of Valli Malai, Valli Amma or Pongi (literally 'bubbling over', i.e. with joy). ...
... sanctuary. It was exactly the right time of day and the right time of the year. The sanctuary was packed with big colourful gangly birds (I can't remember their name). There was also a snake bird - so called because only its snake-like neck and head can be seen above the surface of the water. I saw one catch a fish. I will post pictures later - I don't have my cord with me...
The tour to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram started at 6:30 in the morning. I woke up at 5, actually I barely even slept because I was up all night killing cockroaches and thinking about life in India. When I was in Japan, I really envied Japanese and now in India, I have to say I am glad I was not born in India, but if I am, I will probably view India with a very different point of view. There are many people from India who ...
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487, Gandhi Road, Kanchipuram | 3 star hotelfrom $46
275, East Coast Road, Kanchipuram | 3 star hotelfrom $52
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No. 504,Gandhi Road, Kanchipuram | Hotelfrom $19