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Shore Temple is located by the sea in the East Coast of India and it is said to have been built in 700 – 728 AD. Here’s 5 reasons why you should go and see this Hindu temple by the Bay of Bengal. It has survived over 2500 years by the sea and even a tsunami –
5 reasons to see the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
- Shore Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.
- It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India.
- Shore Temple is beautiful and impressive to look and experience at.
- Shore Temple is located by the Bay of Bengal, so you get to see the East Coast of India at the same time.
- Mahabalipuram Dance Festival is held by this site, to celebrate traditional Indian dance.
The photographs from Mahabalipuram show you the clear blue sky on a typical hot and sunny day in Tamil Nadu. There’s a green nature surrounding the Shore Temples.
In addition to lions and Nandi, many Gods and Goddesses were also carved in the temple stones. See the images attached –
See also this Indivue short video about this over 2500 year old Indian temple and its surroundings.
After watching the Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, see the nearby city Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Other famous places in Tamil Nadu, in addition to Chennai and Mahabalipuram, are Puducherry and Auroville, for example.
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More details of the Shore temple can be found from the Incredible India website link attached.
Old Goa is a historically significant area in-between North Goa and South Goa, little bit towards inland from the capital of Goa, Panjim. Several Christian worship places are located in there, and because of them Old Goa is a World Heritage site.
Here’s five reasons why you should visit Old Goa –
1.Basilica of Bom Jesus, located in Old Goa, is the most spectacular Christian building in Goa, India. There is a lot to see in the walls and aisles of Basilica of Bom Jesus for people interested in church art. Inside the building there is also a beautiful garden.
2. Basilica of Bom Jesus keeps the grave of St. Francis Xavier and through the glass cover you can see the remains of his body and pay respect. St. Francis Xavier was a Roman Catholic missionary whose 500th birthday was celebrated in 2006, from the time of which these photographs are also from.
3. Old Goa in India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
4. The nature and trees in Old Goa are beautiful. You can also see lot of Portuguese-style architecture and one Mahatma Gandhi statue there.
5. There’s also few other Christian churches for a cultured person to see, such as the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.
You can read this article in Finnish here: Viisi syytä vierailla Vanhassa Goassa
Find more inspiring places to go from Indivue’s Travel Opus to Goa!
Roads high in Himalaya mountains, India
Narrow roads in India, high in the mountains, can make you feel dizzy, like in the video attached, but here’s 5 reasons to go to Mussoorie anyway –
5 reasons to visit Mussoorie –
1. If you want to experience the Himalayan mountains in India, then Mussoorie in Uttarakhand is the first hillstation to go, nearest to Delhi.
2. Narrow roads by the hillside will give you plenty of tension and excitement with real highs, no matter what is your vehicle.
3. In the spring and during the monsoon, a hillstation in India is a cool place to be, when the heat is next to unbearable elsewhere in India.
4. Sunset behind the mountains is really awesome.
5. Morning and sunrise behind the fog will leave you speachless.
Indivues Travel Opus to India will tell you travel experiences from over past 13 years. You can read it also in Finnish here.
Was travelling in lovely Barcelona in October. Here’s a couple of Instagram pics from there.
Check also some indivue ideas and reviews for Barcelona in the TripAdvisor and keep travelling!
These images in black & white and sepia have been taken while travelling in India during the years 2006 – 2015 and these photos have been blogged in Indivue.
None of these photos are staged nor posed, thus presenting India very much like it is.