Friday, April 01, 2011

Skywatch - climbing up hill on a hot summer day




We were about four hours from Madras(Chennai ) in Thiruvannamalai district in Thirumalai . This is an ancient Jain heritage site and we were here to look for rock caves , cave paintings and old temples of Jains . I will post a detailed article in some time, but I took these pictures as we climbed uphill to see a 18 feet monolith of Neemnatha , the 22nd Teerthankara and a few other temples  . It was noon and the sun was rather merciless  , but the trip was well worth it ..

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18 comments:

Asha said...

Lovely frangipanis!. Hey, the boulder appears as though it would roll out of the monitor :). Excellent pics!

shooting star said...

i like the last shot...the frangipani tree luk divine in the afternoon sun!

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Lakshmi,

Lovely pics! My wishes.

regards

Ravikumar

Gattina said...

Must be a very beautiful place !!

magiceye said...

can feel the heat :)

Krishna said...

Hi

good photos and info

Another well known jain monument is in Chitharal near by Marthandam, Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu

Prashanth M said...

nice photos... had the opportunity of visiting this place few years ago, but on public transport. Had super fun in travelling in train, bus, truck, rickshaw, moped, cycle - all in one day :)

Summer & noon - wrong time to be climbing up a hill :)

Ahila said...

good climb...nice snaps

cyclopseven said...

Copper colored boulder is very beautiful. Nice pictures.

Sylvia K said...

Looks like such a great place and a great climb! Terrific captures and a great post for the day as always, Lakshmi! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Vinni said...

Wow, looks like a nice place to visit, will wait for your detailed post.
I agree with you about the Sun beating down in Chennai at this time of the year it can be like an oven at noon.

Thanks for dropping by on my blog

btlau said...

i can already imagine how tiring it is to walk uphill on a sweaty hot hot day

Wendy said...

That boulder looks like it's ready to roll. Great photos.

Sharodindu said...

Great Snaps!! I liked the 1st pic very much....waiting for your article with more pics... :)

Neeraj said...

Nice, looks like a place I would want to visit :)

Holly said...

Just found your blog, looking forward to reading more about your travels. fabulous pictures, thanks for sharing!

HB

Jeevan said...

The pictures explains the worth climbing in scorching sun! I read the article in metro about this place.

Trails of a Traveler said...

Thiruvannamalai in this season can really be trying!
Will be good to see more on the Jain Temples..

Ram