Skywatch – climbing up hill on a hot summer day

We were about four hours from Madras(Chennai ) in Thiruvannamalai district in Thirumalai . This is an ancient Jain heritage site and we were here to look for rock caves , cave paintings and old temples of Jains . I will post a detailed article in some time, but I took these pictures as we climbed uphill to see a 18 feet monolith of Neemnatha , the 22nd Teerthankara and a few other temples  . It was noon and the sun was rather merciless  , but the trip was well worth it ..

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  1. Prashanth M 1 April, 2011 at 15:28 Reply

    nice photos… had the opportunity of visiting this place few years ago, but on public transport. Had super fun in travelling in train, bus, truck, rickshaw, moped, cycle – all in one day 🙂

    Summer & noon – wrong time to be climbing up a hill 🙂

  2. Sylvia K 1 April, 2011 at 23:03 Reply

    Looks like such a great place and a great climb! Terrific captures and a great post for the day as always, Lakshmi! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


  3. Vinni 2 April, 2011 at 12:11 Reply

    Wow, looks like a nice place to visit, will wait for your detailed post.
    I agree with you about the Sun beating down in Chennai at this time of the year it can be like an oven at noon.

    Thanks for dropping by on my blog

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