Sunday, November 1, 2009

Krishna's birthday, 27 October - Saravanamalai temple and Dolphin's Nose

Krishna wanted to go to the top of the mountain to see the Saravanamalai temple again. She and Gopal and climbed up there with the landlord earlier. We hired an autorickshaw to take us up to the tea plantation, then walked from there, about a mile roundtrip.

Hard to see, but there is a lot of moss and lichen in this forest.

This is where the path verges to the right and sharply (more sharply) up the hill.

This is looking down from the top but you can't really tell how steep it is.

The top of the hill is solid rock.

View from the hill.

Gopal performing aarti at the temple (with flame)


Jojoba between the forest and the tea garden

Ferns in the forest

Krishna sitting on a bhairav temple along the path where we put flowers and lit incense on our way up

Looking down on a white church we can see when we look up into the hills from our porch

Wild bison (endangered species)

Another picture so you can see the little one in front

When we got back to the autorickshaw, we went on to a vista point called Dolphin's Nose because of its shape

View from Dolphin's Nose

Needless to say, it was a wonderful day.

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