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The Fishing Village of Mamallapuram, South India

August 14, 2013  -  Cities, Towns & Villages, World

One of the places I love to get away to in South India is Mamallapuram. Chennai is the closest city to this sleepy fishing village and where most travelers fly into. Chennai, though it has its highlights, is noisy and congested and one feels like getting away pretty quickly after being there for a day or so. Mamallapuram is that perfect getaway from Chennai. It’s right on the beach on the Bay of Bengal, quiet and unhurried, littered with ancient temple ruins that date back over 1,300 years, and filled with artists. A great place to chill, have a cup of chai and watch the fishermen bring in their haul each morning.

The fishing village will be our first stop on our spiritual adventure in South India next March.

Fishermen bring in the morning haul with the gorgeous 1,300 year old Shore Temple standing majestically behind them at the Bay of Bengal.

Fishermen bring in the morning haul with the gorgeous 1,300 year old Shore Temple standing majestically behind them at the Bay of Bengal.

Freshly woven flower garlands.

Freshly woven flower garlands.

The beach at Mamallapuram is covered with colorful fishing boats

The beach at Mamallapuram is covered with colorful fishing boats

Mamallapuram is full of talented artists.

Mamallapuram is full of talented artists.