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I reached the city’s famed market that sells Banana of more than 16 varieties at wholesale
Thirumalai Nayakkar palace was built in the 17th century, fabricated by King Tirumalai Nayaka as the grandest palace in South India
There is a small museum in the Thirumalai Nayakkar palace having a collection of ruins featuring Hindu gods and goddesses.
Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal has the famous Stucco artwork on its domes and impressive arches
Among the other exhibits of the Museum is the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhiji when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.
The museum which offers a glimpse into the aspects of Mahatma Gandhi in the holy city of Madurai.
There are several caves in Samanar hills that are found in 2000-year-old Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions as well as Vatteluttu writings and carvings.
Samanar hill is closely associated with Jainism which flourished here during ancient times dating back to the 1st century AD.
A breathtaking view of Samanar Hill is tucked away from the bustling city.
The age-old traditions and modernity co-exist peacefully in Madurai.
Madurai has a long and interesting history depicted as the ancient city in old texts and the writings of Kautilya as well as by Megasthenes
Madurai city ensures the best travelling experience for its travellers and tourists to cherish for a lifetime.
I planned to rent a bike and bi-cycle for my standard budget tour.
The waves hitting the shore was so calm and time flew so quickly that I found the sun was at horizon.
The fresh breeze of Bay of Bengal lofted me to relax on the sand and enjoy the view.
Veerampattinam Beach has the pretty lengthy sea beach surrounded by extensive Palm Groves adding sublimity to the scenic beauty.
The site is under the protection of ASI and the wall has the huge sizes of bricks used to build.
The five arched doorway house, something most interesting at Arikamedu
According to archaeologists, the excavated site was formerly the major port dedicated for trading with Romans by Chola dynasty.
The ancient Roman archaeological site gives an unforgettable experience by taking you back to 2nd Century BC.
Auroville is around a mile from the visitor centre with nice and shaded walk marked by lots of signs and plaques relating to the township.
Auroville is located in Viluppuram district, mainly in the state of Tamil Nadu with some parts in Puducherry. It is around 15kms from the White Town
A universal town where people from all countries can live a life in peace and harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.
The waves on the shore are also appreciated for its water sports activity like surfing. If you are looking for the surfing course, you may contact the trainer for special classes they arrange for tourists.
The golden sand lapped with peaceful surrounding is the best compliment for the name ‘Serenity’.
The chaste-shoreline of the Serenity beach plays hide and seek with the shimmering waves of the Bay of Bengal.
A few French Quarters have been turned into heritage hotels, cafes and art galleries restored as INTACH office
The famous attraction of Pondicherry is White Town has the gorgeous colonial villas having vibrant yellow walls with oil lamps and leafy streets.
I moved to Rock Beach with paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru memorials.
The people had already gathered around for morning walk and jogging with the flock of pigeons looking for their fodder
I placed myself perfectly at Rock Beach for the sunrise, soon the wait was over of watching the sun rising from the horizon was a sensational moment.
On the beachfront fishermen park their boats and assist tourists in a boating experience around this abandoned Fort
Later it was given to French, sooner in 1768 British captured it and turned into the ruins. Alamparai Fort has witnessed war, earthquakes, tsunami and eternal sea-waves.
An ancient dockyard weaved with a historical fort and clean white beaches with seagulls hovering around
Alamparai Fort was constructed on the Coromandel coast in the 18th century during the Mughal era.
The route to peaceful beaches and crumbling forts makes the planning an awesome-sauce trip.
A treaty of cession united the bureaucracy of two countries to organize Pondicherry as a Union Territory of India in 1963
Pudducherry is surrounded by sea beaches with incredibly scenic.
The charming seaside town, Pondichery, is one of the Union Territories of India.
Kanyakumari- the small town, surrounded by three water bodies- Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabic sea has a spectacular view.
One of the oldest city of India dating back to 3500 years. The city has been exalted in ancient manuscripts of Kautilya, Greek ambassador- Megasthenes and others.
My first destination was a small Union Territory Pondicherry almost 160kms from Chennai.
The beautiful Indian state fascinated me with its gorgeous beaches girdled with natural splendours.
The famous ancient temples around the state, chronicle its demeanour of being the oldest civilization.