India Travel Diary
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Friday, Dec. 25, 1998

Christmas. Today we went to Mahabilipuram (aka Mamalapuram). There really is no story for this day, but pictures. Mahabilipuram is a nice, picturesque place.

One thing which India is (as any other place is) is that it is full of contradictions. On the drive to Mahabilipuram, there are large bungalows, really nice, westernized looking houses, very posh and luxurious looking. However, in the streets in front of these very same houses live the poorest people. They are sitting out on the street, they live on the street, literally. It is a very odd sight for those not used to such a thing.

Other sites in Mahabalipuram: Lost city found off Indian coast-BBC News | Phil's Sights of Mahabalipuram | My Holiday at Mahabalipuram | South India Overland - Mahabalipuram

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