Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Yindia!!!!! Day 9 The Rock Fort Temple

Looked forward to this day ever since i got here. The Rockfort Temple...

As usual i watched Keelaputur wake up that morning while i waited for Jagen to arrive. Im not sure if it was just me but i think the clouds that morning were so unique and interesting...
From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10


while i was up on the roof trying to get a few shots of the interesting cloud formations when the bark of a familiar dog came from a nearby house.. this little feller lived on the top floor and i had seen it the first day in India but i didnt have my camera with me...
From India Day 9 & 10


We drove tru a different part of town to get to the Fort Temple... and it was interesting to find that the saree shops we passed were actually part of the old temple structure which spanned the area around this great rock..
From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10


up a few steps to a small temple will lead you to the main flight of stairs takiing you all the way up... Unfortunately no photography is allowed in the temple areas... so all i got are stairs... Not sure how many steps we took but it was surely more then 272 steps which leads first to the Shivan Temple which is carve out of the rock .... again sorry for not having any photos because it was not allowed... thats actually sad because it was amazing... the rock carvings and the pillars were..hmmm. i have no words to describe it lah ... just amazing ....... Not a single pillar was the same... each had its own unique carving ...

The Rock was carved out some time in the 3rd century but it was fully completed between the 13th and 17th century....

... After an hour or so exploring this beautiful place we headed up to the top of the rock where the much smaller Ganesh Temple sits.... Being the highest point it had the best views of Trichy...
From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10



It was well worth the trip to walk all the way up all those steps but alas the heat and our tummies brought us back down to earth...
From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10


AFter a scrumptious breakfast of rava thosai we met up with the rest of the family for more shopping ofcos... Rose also wanted to find some books as she heard of india having a good selection of books by local authors... Interestingly books are so cheap in India... thats just ridiculous lah in comparison to how expensive books are in Malaysia.. Ever silver and Stainless steel products are so cheap too...

After a long day a nice chilled beer was a welcomed sight... Spent the rest of the day packing as it was the last full day in India... Sad yes but as a reward or a parting gift, Keelaputur put out an amazing sunset.
From India Day 9 & 10

hundreds of eagles....

From India Day 9 & 10


From India Day 9 & 10


Although i was sad to to take my last morning walk around Keelaputur i was satisfied with all it had offere.. Didnt take a lot of photos that morning ..for some reason as i wasnt in the mood... all i wanted to do was take it in... take it all in one last time.... before saying goodbye....

From India Day 9 & 10


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3 comments:

sabrina said...

As usual pixx look fantastic....especially of the temple. Love it!

Welcome back!

Pixelated Mo said...

next post in 2012 (thats if the world doesnt end)

wildcurls said...

Hey faster get back to blogging :)