22 Kund Snanam and Ramanathaswamy Temple Darshan in Rameshwaram

As the clock struck 3 in the afternoon I checked in my hotel S R Residency. My plans of retiring for the day went for the toss after a short conversation with the receptionist...

Sungudi, The Tie and Dye of Madurai City: Current Scenario and Revival

Sungudi, The Tie and Dye of Madurai City I was introduced to the term “sungudi” during my recent trip to Pochampally. Sungudi is essentially the traditional tie and dye, only that it is specific to...

Dhanushkodi: Where Reality Coexists with Tragedy and Hope

I visited Dhanushkodi as part of my Rameshwaram itinerary. After returning from Dhanushkodi and calling it a day, I couldn't sleep. I couldn't get enough of the scenic view of the journey from Rameshwaram...

Shore Temple is Hard to Miss in Mahabalipuram

Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram Shore Temple is the first thing that pops up in everyone's mind at the mere mention of Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO World heritage site situated between Bay of Bengal and...

Defying Gravity at Krishna’s Butter Ball Mahabalipuram

Krishna’s Butter Ball is an intriguing tourist attraction in Mahabalipuram. It is a giant granite rock which is located on a smooth slope. This huge rock is resting at a good 45 degrees and yet...

Pancha Rathas Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is rich in ancient history. It is very popular for the group of monuments which include various cave temples and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) sites. Pancha Rathas (Five Chariots) is one of the...