taken at Sunset in Pondycherry this lighthouse was next to our hotel on the beachfront
the monolith stone work made in the 7th century. These were re-discovered by the british explolers . this was under the sand that was cleared . According to the local guide this was a pallava style work which was incomplete as you can see on the left some of the work is not done. There is Bhagirath penance , the fat cat in the bottom pretending to do penenace and eating all the mice near the elephant .The sear breeze is eroding some of the statues and since its a UN site there are some conservation activities taken by them eveny year .
Taken in Mahabalipurum. The most scenic temple made of monolith consrtuction.Its incomplete because the kind who was making it in 7th century lost the way so they are all left as is . But its has various influences showing how this port city was influcened by various cultures like chinese and buddhist influcene .