Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (of an elephant)

We used envy at the mahout when ever we see an elephant, most of time during temple festivals.

Because, for us kids, it was the most prestigious job in the whole world, some one who takes care of an elephant.

Last week, just by chance I happened to see a temple festival, where three elephants were taking part in a procession.

I couldn’t resist the temptation, I just stopped my car, became part of the crowd and was reliving my childhood.

Let me share a couple of images here, of the lucky ones who were seated On Top of the mighty ones 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (Ponmudi hills)

One of the most scenic and easily accessible hill stations of south Kerala is Ponmudi.

Once we reached “On Top” it was such a refreshing feel to the body and soul that we just stood there for minutes on end just listening to the sounds of wind and the jungle.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (Big temple of Tanjavur)

The big temple of Tanjavur in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu is an architectural marvel and an epitome of art and stone work.

You will be just amazed by the sheer size of this temple and will become speechless when the guide let you know that how a 60 tonne single piece “Kumbham”(top most piece) carved out of granite was erected on top of the 66 meter high tower.

And what would you say when you hear that all this been done a 1000 year back( completed in AD1010) ?

Let me share a few images of this super monument as part of the weekly challenge

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This temple is quite famous for the wall paintings, which are more than 400 years old. Most of the images are from the Hindu epics.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument, Velankanni Church

The church of “Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health” is one of the most revered churches of India.

Situated in the small beach front town of Velankanni in the south India state of Tamil Nadu, this beautiful monument is visited by millions every year.

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