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India: Mamallapuram

The Shore Temple
The slowly eroding Shore Temple

After exhausting the sights of Chennai, Howard and I finally boarded the bus south to the temple beach town of Mamallapuram (previously known as Mahabalipuram, another name change in a land that is confusing enough without dithering about what to call things). Mamallapuram is best known for its rock temples and pretty little beach, but these days it's as popular for its travellers' scene as anything else.

Arjuna's Penance
The carvings of Arjuna's Penance
The view inland from Mamallapuram
The view inland from Mamallapuram
The Siva Temple
The Siva Temple is just one of Mamallapuram's many rock temples