Mamallapuram Shore Temple View from beach by KARTY JazZIt was the kind of blue that sparkles and lights up as the sun’s rays dance over it. The blue waves of the ocean dazzled and compelled one to walk barefoot on the sand. This was my introduction to the shore temple at Mahabalipuram where Vishnu and Shiva unite.

Mahabalipuram was an unexpected treasure journey. I was on my way back from Chennai when we decided to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Everyone in the south of India talks about the sculptured rocks and the five rathas, but it’s difficult to describe what it feels to see them in person. The sculptures leave one breathless; the work of unknown hands living on for generations is mind-boggling.

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