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How the royal Elephant got his colour restored – Darasuram

The legend tells us, that Airavata, Lord Indra’s most beautiful white elephant with four tusks and seven trunks, was cursed by Sage Durvasa for disrespecting him by mistake. Durvasa, a sage known for his temper, presented Lord Indra a garland of heavenly fragrant flowers… Continue Reading “How the royal Elephant got his colour restored – Darasuram”

Honey Nagar, conserving the earth

It all started at breakfast in Spice Village with 6 jars. Six big jars filled with honey, one of them plain the other five infused with different berries and spices. I was intrigued and wanted to know, where all this honey came from. Hunting… Continue Reading “Honey Nagar, conserving the earth”

Madurai

Madurai is one of the oldest living cities of the world. The center and the reason for the city is the complex of the Sri Meenakshi Temple. The immense and colourful Entrance doors (Gopurams) are visible even before you reach the city. To get… Continue Reading “Madurai”

Chettinad – the heart of Tamil Nadu

Chettinad is kind of a holiday. Simple life, villages, small markets and great food. Chettinad cuisine is considered one of the finest in India, even tough it is not as well known as the Hyderabadi-, or North Indian cuisine. Fact is that the use… Continue Reading “Chettinad – the heart of Tamil Nadu”

Chidambaram

Chidambaram might be considered by many just a stop over on the way to central Tamil Nadu. Yet just passing by would be a pity, because to the locals this is one of the most important places in the land. The Shiva temple in… Continue Reading “Chidambaram”

Things I love about Pondicherry

Haven’t really counted, but I am sure its more than 40 times that I have stopped at Pondicherry, that amazingly underrated city on the east coast, just three hours south of Chennai. Honestly I have no idea why this place has not turned into… Continue Reading “Things I love about Pondicherry”

The backwaters

The Backwaters Lounging on a deck chair, moving gently, immersed in a rippling , scented silence. Can there be better ways to explore a new world than this? Once, these houseboats were barges, transporting rice along the large and intricate network of lakes and… Continue Reading “The backwaters”

Sunset spirits

Marari Beach – The sunset dancer

Evening by the sea. Wonderful sunset and a fisherman preparing his net by the shore. With elegance and style the net is thrown in a swift move into the breaking waves. A sunset to behold and a little story to be told. Marari Beach… Continue Reading “Marari Beach – The sunset dancer”