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Trip to Mahabalipuram

It started with midnight buffet at The Residency. Actually, it was sponsored; a birthday treat thrown by 5 of us [ including me 😦 ].

Then we set off to Mahabalipuram at around 10 in the morning. We couldn’t manage bikes, so we boarded a bus, covered most of the journey standing and reached after an hour. Lunch was the first everyone could think of. So this was it:

We ate well, and a part of the ‘feel-good’ factor was the cool ambience:

We rented cycles, the good old grandfather cycles, and set off, first to tiger cave:

We visited many places but the thing that I admired the most was this:

If you don’t know about this, let me just tell you that this was a method of cutting HUGE rocks, indigenously developed by those great ancestors of ours. Don’t believe me? Well, here is the proof:

Awesome, isn’t it? These are the rathas, carved out of a single stone:

The shore temple was equally awe inspiring:

And finally, the beach:

Lastly, there is one thing that I flatly disapprove:

I know most of the people reading this post will never do such things, but that does not close the issue. Defaulters are always there. Don’t you find it disgusting? Let’s do something to stop this. I request all of you to copy the above pic and display it in your blog/orkut album/online photo gallery and everywhere you could think of. Let’s honour the men and women who had such skills and ability to labour that makes people of today’s highly technological age marvel at their creations.

  1. Abhinav
    August 16, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    put the cycle pics too

  2. bhale
    August 17, 2007 at 1:13 am

    What.. you hate pissing….

  3. m.flowerr
    August 17, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Mahabalipuram……..where exactly is this?? How far is this from Chennai? Looks like a worth watching location…Ain’t it?

  4. aniket
    August 17, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    you better do as i directed.

    55 km from chennai. really worth watching!

  5. m.flowerr
    August 17, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    That’s indeed great!!! Will plan up for a vacation!

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