Image Gallery for Album "TamilNadu"

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Sat Jan 12 2008
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Red-wattled Lapwing, Pulicat. Pulicat lake is a 60km long salt water lagoon on the coromandal coast around 50km north of Chennai that plays host to a variety of migratory birds through winter. (331 KB)
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Painted Storks, Pulicat (230 KB)
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Spot-billed Pelican, Pulicat (141 KB)
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Spot-billed Pelican, Pulicat (143 KB)
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Cattle Egret, Pulicat (338 KB)
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Pulicat lagoon (225 KB)
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Pulicat lagoon (232 KB)
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Pulicat lagoon (311 KB)
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Pulicat lagoon (273 KB)
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Arjuna's Penance, Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram is 60km south of Chennai and used to be an important port town during the Pallava kingdom. It appears to have been a training school for sculptors in the 7th century, and the rocks are covered in carvings. (320 KB)
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Arjuna's penance and neighbouring rock temple, Mahabalipuram (282 KB)
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Detail of the penance (366 KB)
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Even the cat under the big elephant's tusk is doing yoga (306 KB)
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Lion themed columns in a temple cave carved out of rock (279 KB)
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Krishna milking a very realistic sculpture of a cow (340 KB)
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Rock cut temple (296 KB)
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The old lighthouse (used in the 6th century) is on the rock in the center. You can still see the contaption used for lighting the flame there. The new lighthouse is to the left (248 KB)
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details of rock carvings (333 KB)
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inside a rock cut temple (326 KB)
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The shore temple at Mahabalipuram. The legend is that there were 7 of these and ther rest are under the sea. (235 KB)
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A Ratha at Mahabalipuram (314 KB)
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Bats in a rock cut temple (304 KB)
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A well carved out of rock (307 KB)
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Balancing rock at Mahabalipuram (276 KB)
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The medieval temple at Mahabalipuram (314 KB)
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Shore Temple (269 KB)
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Shore Temple (228 KB)
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Beach and fishing village at Mahabalipuram (308 KB)
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Hotel de l'Orient, Pondicherry (311 KB)
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Pondicherry (313 KB)
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Notre Dame de Anges Church, Pondicherry (294 KB)
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Notre Dame de Anges Church, Pondicherry (246 KB)
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Notre Dame de Anges Church, Pondicherry (282 KB)
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Pondicherry (246 KB)
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Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Pondicherry (284 KB)
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Fruit Bat in Botanical Gardens, Pondicherry (335 KB)
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Red Bugs in Botanical Gardens, Pondicherry (287 KB)
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Fruit Bats in Botanical Gardens, Pondicherry (345 KB)
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Egret in Mangrove forest, Pichavaram (310 KB)
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Egret in Mangrove forest, Pichavaram (341 KB)
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Bungalow on the beach (the old collectors residence, and now a Neemrana hotel), Tranquebar (264 KB)
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Danesborg Fort, Tranquebar. Built in 1620 by the Danes, who incidentally brought Protestantism to India. (252 KB)
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Ruined Chola Temple with an under construction swimming pool in the foreground, Tranquebar (265 KB)
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Bungalow on the beach, Tranquebar (233 KB)
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Tranquebar (320 KB)
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Danesborg Fort, Tranquebar (274 KB)
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Danesborg Fort, Tranquebar (253 KB)
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Tranquebar (335 KB)
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Tranquebar (224 KB)
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Tranquebar (260 KB)
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Lutheran Church, Tranquebar. (253 KB)
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Zion Church, Tranquebar. The first Protestant church in India, set up by the Danes in 1701. (255 KB)
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Danesborg Fort, established 1620, Tranquebar (213 KB)
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Tranquebar (220 KB)
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Bungalow on the beach, Tranquebar (275 KB)
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Fort viewed from reception of Bungalow on the beach, Tranquebar (205 KB)
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Dargah of Hazrat Meeran Sahib, built in 1558, Nagore (236 KB)
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Basilica of Our Lady o Good Health, Velankanni (257 KB)
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Brahminy Kite, Kodikkarai (Point Calimere) (136 KB)
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Brahminy Kite, Kodikkarai (135 KB)
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Brahminy Kite, Kodikkarai (154 KB)
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Brahminy Kites, Kodikkarai (164 KB)
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Sea Gull, Kodikkarai (258 KB)
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Sea Gull eating seafood, Kodikkarai (171 KB)
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Sea Gulls, Kodikkarai (152 KB)
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Cuckoo Hawk, Kodikkarai (301 KB)
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Black Drongo, Thanjavur (166 KB)
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Indian Roller, Thanjavur (166 KB)
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Indian Roller, Thanjavur (170 KB)
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Cattle Egrets, Thanjavur (307 KB)
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Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur, built in 1010 by Rajaraja Chola I (248 KB)
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Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur (289 KB)
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Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur (332 KB)
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Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur (311 KB)
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Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur (387 KB)
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Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur (265 KB)
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Temple Elephant, Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur (305 KB)
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Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur (305 KB)
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Nayak Royal Palace, Thanjavur, built by the Nayak dynasty in the mid 16th century (323 KB)
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Nayak Royal Palace, Thanjavur (360 KB)
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Nayak Royal Palace, Thanjavur (385 KB)
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Nayak Royal Palace, Thanjavur (263 KB)
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Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur (216 KB)
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Brihadishwara temple, Thanjavur (309 KB)
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Airawateshwara Temple, Darasuram, built by Rajaraja II in the 12th century (325 KB)
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Airawateshwara Temple, Darasuram (353 KB)
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Airawateshwara Temple, Darasuram (316 KB)
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Airawateshwara Temple, Darasuram (259 KB)
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Airawateshwara Temple, Darasuram (320 KB)
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Airawateshwara Temple, Darasuram (304 KB)
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9th Century stone carvings, Nageshwara Swami Shiva Temple, Kumbakonam (324 KB)
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9th Century stone carvings, Nageshwara Swami Shiva Temple, Kumbakonam (347 KB)
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9th Century stone carvings, Nageshwara Swami Shiva Temple, Kumbakonam (304 KB)
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Brihadishwara Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram, built by Rajendra I in the 11th century (272 KB)
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Brihadishwara Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram (295 KB)
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Brihadishwara Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram (337 KB)
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Brihadishwara Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram (315 KB)
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Brihadishwara Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram (300 KB)
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Brihadishwara Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram (262 KB)
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Brihadishwara Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram (296 KB)
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Bee-eater, Gangaikondacholapuram (176 KB)
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Brihadishwara Temple, Gangaikondacholapuram (254 KB)
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White Throated Kingfisher, Gangaikondacholapuram (290 KB)
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Macaque, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (188 KB)
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Macaque, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (331 KB)
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Macaque (220 KB)
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Macaque (251 KB)
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Painted Storks, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary. Vedanthangal is a marshland around 80km southwest of Chennai. It attracts storks, pelicans, cormorants, spoonbills, egrets and herons. (449 KB)
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Painted Stork, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (209 KB)
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Coromants, Sponbills and Herons, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (403 KB)
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Black Ibis, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (191 KB)
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Cormorant, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (261 KB)
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Spot Billed Pelican, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (207 KB)
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Spot Billed Pelicans, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (202 KB)
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Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (238 KB)
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Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (225 KB)
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Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (252 KB)
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Painted Stork, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (278 KB)
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Painted Stork - This was the season for building nests, (212 KB)
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socialising (327 KB)
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and bonking. (317 KB)
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Painted Stork, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (201 KB)
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Painted Stork, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (249 KB)