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Part Two--Promised pictures.

Here are more pictures, from the trek, as promised.

The drive was lovely.There seemed to be at least a hundred shades of green! a real treat for city dwellers.

The steps to reach the cave temple.

Atul peeping out from one of the windows cut in the stone.(The living quarters are amazing, when you think about how the monks lived there hundreds of years ago)

Another View.There was water inside flowing out--so I did not venture in.I wondered what this cave might have been used for.
See--how it is carved and cut into the hill?

A view from inside.

A sculpture of Shiva and Parvati atop Nandi.I found it so beautiful.

Look carefully! There were tadpoles in the spring that we passed on the way.
(And this time Blogger has decided to be kind.Pictures are enlarging!)


  1. Wow.. beautiful set of pics.. a virtual trip to the caves of sorts.

    I've only managed to get as far as the local cafe :( I'm soooooooooo lazy!!!

  2. nice pics.. im sure u had a lovely trip :)

  3. J:post interesting shots of the local cafe. Really.

    Diya:Yes--it was nice.thank you.

  4. wow..i amaze with the one where the caves embrace in.

    Amazing eh.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sweetsticky:pleasure's all mine!

  6. i like the "carved in the hill" one. beautiful shot.

  7. It's absolutely incredible to think that it was all carved into teh side of the hill.

    The sculpture is beautiful and I like the photo of the steps - it really shows how high you were. I'm sure the view was wonderful!

  8. Nithya:yes--me too!

    Bob-Kat:It was thank u.Will swing by soon.

  9. Ah, my brother monks from another time, yet the same time. Seeing Atul through that window---what a view into history. Lovely, Ps. Great pictures. Thank you.

  10. Awsome! beautiful! a treat for the eyes. Thanx for sharing :)

  11. That's such a curious place and, yes, the sculpture is beautiful :)

  12. Gawpo:Ah yes--brother monks.

    Misti:My pleasure!

    DM:thank you!


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