Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu is one of the smaller towns I visited. It’s less than two square miles in area and has 62,000 people living there. Despite its small size, it has a long and storied history that includes having 8 different empires rule over it. It also is home to the famous massive Hindu temple called Nataraja Temple, also referred to as the Chidambaram Nataraja temple or Thillai Nataraja temple.
When I first got there I was really interested in capturing street scenes. The weather was perfect and it wasn’t overcrowded but yet still had very interesting sights to enjoy.
The Nataraja Temple was enormous and beautiful. I almost couldn’t believe what I was looking at. My photos did not do it justice at all.
More Photos From My Incredible Trip to India:
- Photos: The Taj Mahal
- Photos: New Delhi & Agra, India – Seats Of Power And Poverty
- Photos: Auroville & Mahabalipuram, India – A Golden Dome and Krishna’s Butterball
- Photos: Puducherry, India – Marriage, Zen, Art, And A Beach
- Photos: Chidambaram, India – A Small Town With A Long History
- Photos: Nagapattinam, India – Beautiful Orphans And A Ring of Fire
- Photos: Velankanni, India – A Small Beach Town With A Famous Basilica
- Photos: Karaikal, India – Meeting Tsunami Survivor K. Pasupathi
- Photos: Kumbakonam, India – Home Life and Fine Silk
- Photos: Mayiladuthurai, Tharangambadi, and Poombuhar, India – First View of the Coast
- Photos: Thanjavur, India – The City of Temples
- Photos: Namakkal, India – All Day Long Celebrations
- Photos: Yercaud, India – Getting Some Time With Nature
- Photos: Coimbatore, India – Small City with Exotic Food
- Photos: Salem, India – From Daily Life to the Pongal Festival
- Photos: Bengaluru, India – The City of Technology and Religion
- Photos: Hosur, India – My First True Taste of India
- Photos: India – Arriving In A Mysterious New Place