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Photos marked as were added from 30 June 2018.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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India
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
 The City Museum is typical of Chennai architecture.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
St George's Fort
 The British built St George's Fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
St George's Fort
 St George's Fort was built in 1653.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
St George's Fort
 19th century cannons, St George's Fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellore
Vijayanagar Fort
 The 16th century Vijayanagar Fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellore
Vijayanagar Fort
 Jalaakanteshwara Temple in Vijayanagar Fort was built in 1566.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellore
Vijayanagar Fort
 The entrance gopuram of the Jalaakanteshwara Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellamalai
Murga Temple
 The Murga Temple is carved from solid rock at the top of a boulder strewn hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellamalai
Murga Temple
 The bathing tank.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellamalai
Murga Temple
 All the structures of the temple are carved from the boulders on the hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellamalai
Murga Temple
 Visitors to the temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
 The 1000 pillared hall in the 8th century Vaikun Taperumal Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kamakshiamman Temple
 Erotic carving on a pillar.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 The Kailasanatha Temple dates from the 7th century and is an early example of Tamil architecture.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 Shiva's bull (Nandi).
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 Elaborate early Tamil stonework.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 An early example of a 1000 pillar hall.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 Carved pillars are typical of south Indian temples.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 Detail of stone carvings.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Ekambareshwara Temple
 Typical Tamil architecture in the Ekambareshwara Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Varadarajaperumal Temple
 The Varadarajaperumal Temple is famous for its chains carved from a single piece of rock.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Varadarajaperumal Temple
 Every column is different in the 1000 pillar hall.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Varadarajaperumal Temple
 Carved stone roof.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Varadarajaperumal Temple
 Stone carved column.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Mahabalipuram is a 5th century capital city famous for its shore temples made of sandstone.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Ajuna's Penance is carving of the story of the River Ganges, one of the shore temples at Mahabalipuram.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 The spectacular 6th century carvings of Ajuna's Penance.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Ajuna's Penance carvings on a large sandstone boulder.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Detail of Ajuna's Penance.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 The rathas are a 7th century group of temples representing the oldest Tamil architecture.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 This elaborately carved temple is one of the Rathas.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 A Ratha with a smooth roof.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 The Rathas are based on Hindu temple carts and are carved from single pieces of rock.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Carved elephant.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Carved grooming monkeys.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Visitors to the shore temples.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Later temple made up of stone blocks, some carved.
India
Tamil Nadu
Pondicherry
 French World War II memorial.
India
Tamil Nadu
Pondicherry
 Sama Koil is built over a Shiva shrine.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chidambaram
Nataraja Temple
 The temple dates from the 10th century and has an area of 13 hectares.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chidambaram
Nataraja Temple
 Elephant carved on the wall of the main shrine.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chidambaram
Nataraja Temple
 Detail of carved dancing girls.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 Gingee is a complex of forts dating from the 13th century and connected by a 3km wall. This is Krishnagiri Fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 Turrets and fort buildings on a boulder strewn hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 The upper walls of the fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 Pillared halls.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 The fort covers and extensive area on the hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 View from the Krishnagiri Fort at Gingee. The wall connecting the forts can be seen.
Rajagiri Fort is on the hill in the distance.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The fort is on a hilltop and surrounded by a wall.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The Kalynya Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The stables at the foot of the hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The buildings at the foot of the fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 Ornately decorated granary.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 Temple tank and pillared cloister.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 Villagers walking through the ruins.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 A small Shiva shrine built into the rock.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 Small temple by the cliffside.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The fort tops the hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kumbakonam
Nageshwar Temple
 The courtyard.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The temple has two gopurams (carved gateways). This is the outer one.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 Detail of the inner gopuram of the Brihadeshwama Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The vimana stands on a three storey base.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 Detail of the vimana (tower).
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The 81 tonne cupola over the main shrine.
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 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
Tiruchirappalli
 The Rock Fort Temple is perched on top of an 83m high rocky outcrop.
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
 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
 Carving of a woman beautifying herself.
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
 The temple is built on a site that has housed temples for over 2000 years.
India
Tamil Nadu
Madurai
 The Palace of Rani Mangammal (1670) in Madurai.
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.
India
Kerala
Trivandrum
Napier Museum
 The Napier Museum dates from 1874.
India
Kerala
Trivandrum
 The Red Palace.
India
Kerala
Padmanabhapuram Palace
 Detail of the wooden carvings on the palace.
India
Kerala
Padmanabhapuram Palace
 The clock tower.
India
Kerala
Padmanabhapuram Palace
 The palace was home to the kings of Travancore.

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