Kandy Snapshots

Kandy is a delightful little city with an old-world charm. Whether you are wandering around the Dalada Maligawa or pottering about the streets of the town, you can never miss the slower pace and gentler attitudes of the people. Even the busy bustling streets are deserted and quiet after dark, and most exchanges with locals […]

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A swordswoman at the Airvateswara temple in Darasuram

Darasuram – a Temple and a Weaver

Darasuram – one time part of the capital of the mighty Chola empire – is home to the imposing and living Airavateswara temple, categorized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. After being on our wish list for a decade and a half, it finally got ticked off last January. Here’s an account of the trip, as well as a bunch of pictures. Bonus: a quick visit to a silk weaver’s workshop-home!

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