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As we began to plan our fourth trip to the subcontinent, we decided it was time to explore South India…
From Mumbai to Chennai via the southern tip of India: we visited Goa, some sites of Karnataka we had not seen before, toured the Western Ghats, got bored in Kerala before getting our fill of temples in Tamil Nadu.
Read on to learn how we fared along the road, what we saw, liked (and did not like).
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The temples of Belur and Halebid, dating from the 12th century are true treasures of architecture. The sculptures and bas reliefs are so vivid and fine, that we nearly expected them to come to life before our eyes. We have a blog entry with general impressions of Southern Karnataka and also dedicated a photo gallery to the temples and landscapes of Hampi.
Go back to Hampi or go on to Riding Ooty's Toy Train or go up to Photos