A couple of months ago I was contacted by the photo editor of 1843 magazine, urgently requesting access and permission to use my photography from Saspol Caves in Ladakh.
Mahabalipuram is of course most famous for the Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas, Central Monuments and Tiger Cave – all built during the period of the Pallava Kings. But the town does have a lot more to offer, most notably Mahabalipuram Beach.
The Kerala Backwaters are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both man made and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state
The Mudumalai National Park lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains) about 150 km north-west of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu. Sharing its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala, the sanctuary is divided into five ranges – Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota.
Set in the Nilgiris foothills, the 320 square km Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is home around 50 tigers, giving Mudumalai one of India’s highest tiger population densities.
Located on the north side of Mysore, St.Philomena’s Cathedral is a neo-Gothic building constructed between 1931 and 1951.
Officially known as the Amba Vilas, the Mysore Palace that stands today was built between 1897 and 1912. Of all the palaces I’ve visited across India, this is possibly the most ornate and exuberant of those built by the Indian maharajas during the period of British rule.
What’s clear to anyone visiting Madurai is just how proud the people are of their city and heritage, and simply how friendly everyone is. I don’t think I’ve been to a more friendly city anywhere in India.