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Inside the Five Rathas

The town of stone carvers

February 16th 2005
Our first experience with the Indian bus system was quite fun. We were thrown off of two buses (not literally) before we managed to get onto the correct one. After a very peaceful bus ride down the eastern coast, we arrived at the small town of Mamallapuram. This place is quite amazing. It is a beautiful coastal town that is full of ancient Hindu architecture and art. The majority of the pe ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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