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India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 Carved columns make up a lengthy cloister.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 Wall paintings from the Chola period (850 to 1270).
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The Brihadeshwama Temple dates from the 10th century and was built by the Cholas.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The bathing tank.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The 15th century addition to the temple complex.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 Detail of the 15th century wall carvings.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The City Palace was built in 1550 by the Nakyas of Madurai and the Marathas.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The City Palace facade.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The Armoury is influenced by the Brihadeshwama Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The main palace building is a riot of stucco carvings.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The palace watchtower.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 Detail of carved flowers.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The Hindu deities Lakshmi, Parvati, Shiva, Vishnu (13th century) at the City Palace Gallery.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 Stone carving of Shiva killing the elephant demon while his consort, Parvati, looks on.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 Bronze statue of Parvati, mother goddess of Hinduism.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 Bronze of Shiva as a begger.
India
Tamil Nadu
Dharasuram
Airavatesvara Temple
 The 12th century Airavatesvara Temple is covered with sculptures.
India
Tamil Nadu
Dharasuram
Airavatesvara Temple
 Carved columns.
India
Tamil Nadu
Dharasuram
Airavatesvara Temple
 A rare trinity of Brahma, Shiva being born of a lingam and Vishnu.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
 Tiruchirappalli is a major cultural and pilgrimage city.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
 The Rock Fort Temple is perched on top of an 83m high rocky outcrop.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
 Festival masks.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
 Typical Anglican church in Tiruchirappalli.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 Some of the 21 gopurams at the 13th century Hindu complex of Sri Ranganathaswamy which has seven walls.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 A temple cart (rath) in the village of Srirangam which is within the first four walls of the temple complex.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 The monkey god, Hanuman.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 Religious wall painting.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 Erotic carvings.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 Elaborate column carving of horses.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 Woman being blessed by the temple elephant.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 The golden vimana over the shrine of Vishnu.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tiruchirappalli
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
 Carving of a woman beautifying herself.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Kodaikanal is a hill station at 2133m.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 The houses are set on hillside terraces.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Woman gardening at the British built golf club.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Spectacular terracing on the hills near Kodaikanal.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Mount Perumalmalai overlooking the town.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Isolated settlement.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Anglican church. The hill station was set up by the British in 1845.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Misty scenery near Kodaikanal.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Kodaikanal Lake, the centre of the hill station.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Kodaikanal Lake is artificial and was built in 1863.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Houses overlooking Kodaikanal Lake.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Terraces and roads around Kodaikanal.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Mist and mountains.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Ridges disappearing into the distance.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Beautiful mountain scenery.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Fertile cliffs overlooking a valley.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 Mountain forest.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal
 The landscape is over 2000m high.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
 One of the six gopurams of the Meenakshi Temple which dates from 1560.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
 The top of the 50m high gopuram.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
 The gopurams are covered in detailed carvings of Hindu deities and stories.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
 Many armed deity.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
 The elephant headed Ganesh.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
 Painted carving from the 50m high gopuram.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
 The temple is built on a site that has housed temples for over 2000 years.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
 The temple is like a city within a city.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
 Newly married couple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
 Temple musicians in the streets around the temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
 The Palace of Rani Mangammal (1670) in Madurai.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
 Tamil film posters and political graffiti in Madurai, one of India's oldest cities.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Tirumalai Naick Palace
 The Tirumalai Naick Palace was built in 1636 by a Nayak ruler.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Tirumalai Naick Palace
 The columned courtyard.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Tirumalai Naick Palace
 Stucco carvings.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
Tirumalai Naick Palace
 Wooden throne.

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