India 2003




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Vriddhachalam




India by Werner Marzenell
All photos created March and April 2003






Infos


Latitude: 20 North
Longitude: 77 East
Area: 3287263 qkm
Expansion: N-S 3200 km W-E 2700 km
Population: ca. 979.673.000 Mio
Capital City: New Delhi
Languages:






Hindi, Englisch, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Hindustani
Religious:




Hindus (82%), Muslims(11%), Christians (2,5), Sikhs (2%), Buddhists (1%), Jains, Parses and Jews (0,5%)
Currency: 1 India Rupie (iR) = 100 Paise





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Dehli


is the capital city of India .
Delhi is located in northern India
in the state of Delhi, on the
Yamuna River.
The population is about 14. Mill.

Delhi is divided between two parts
 OLD and NEW Delhi.


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    Indian Gate

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    Chandni Chowk

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    colorful bazaar

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Indian Gate


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Chandni Chowk


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colorful bazaar



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Old Delhi was previously known, as the capital of Muslims
is full of formidable mosques, monuments and forts.
It's a lively area of colorful bazaars,
narrow streets and a barely controlled chaos.
In contrast, New Delhi,
is the imperial city created by British,
is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and
imposing government buildings.
New Delhi was built between 1912 and 1929.



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    Old Delhi

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    Barber shop "on street"

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    Red Fort

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Old Delhi


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Red Fort




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The various places you can visit in Delhi :

Red Fort
which contains within it palaces
and impressive public buildings.
  Jama Masjid
is an architectural extravaganca
of Shah Jahan.
Chandni Chowk
is a magnificent bazaar and as
fine a monument to congestion,
color and chaos as you'll find in India today.
Other sites are
India Gate
a memorial raised
in the honour of Indian soldiers.
The President's house
(Rashtrapati Bhavan),
the symbol of democracy.






Chennai (Madras)


is India's fourth largest city and the capital
of Tamil Nadu state.
It is one of India's major port and the commercial
hub of South India.
It is a city of courtesy, charm and culture.
Temples and Forts, Churches and Beaches,
Mosques, Parks and Monuments are all
a part of this city.
Chennai is a city where the traditional
and the modern blend in life everywhere.


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    beach in Chennai

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    tradition fishing boat

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    view from St.Thomas Mt.

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beach in Chennai


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tradition fishing boat


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view from St.Thomas Mt.




Population: Over 7 Million people(approx).
Area: More than 130 Square kilometres.
Climate: Monsoon October to Dec.



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    Temple

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Temple


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Street scene



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    High courts

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    Mosque in Old Madras

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    Rush Hour

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High courts


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Mosque in Old Madras


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Rush Hour




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Agra


Agra is located in the north of India.
About 200 km from Dehli.
The city's major attractions are "The Taj Mahal"
Tadsch Mahal) and the massive red sandstone Agra Fort.

Say in India

 The world is divided between
those
who have seen Taj Mahal
and those
who have' nt.


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    Tadsch Mahal

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    Tadsch Mahal

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    Tadsch Mahal

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Tadsch Mahal


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Tadsch Mahal


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Tadsch Mahal




The Taj Mahal, described as the most extravagant
monument ever built for love.
Emperor Shah Jahan constructed this intense Mughal mausoleum
in the memory of his second wife Mumtaz Mahal (mostloved wife).



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    Indian tourists

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    marble with nice patterns

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    public life in Agra

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public life in Agra




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Although the grace about Taj is amazing from every angle,
it's the details that astound you more.
Semiprecious stones are inlaid into the marble in beautiful
patterns using a process known as "Pietra Dura".
The Taj Mahal has become the de facto tourist emblem of India.






Vriddhachalam


is a small town 200 km from Chennai (Madras),
in Tamilnadu State. The important ancient
Shiva Temple (Vriddagireeswarar Temple)
is located in Vriddhachalam.
There are several legends connected with this temple.
Masi Magam is the important festival in this place when
a large number of pilgrims come to this place to
have a bath in the Manimukthar river.

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    Pilgrim

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    South Gate to the Temple

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    Inside the Temple

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Pilgrim


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South Gate to the Temple


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Inside the Temple



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    Street Scene

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    At the Bus Station

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Street Scene


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At the Bus Station


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Bus to Neyveli



My temporary home in Vriddhachalam.

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    street

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    house

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    neighbours

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street


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Vriddhachalam is also an important place in
the field of agriculture.
The cultivated crops here can be
grouped into the cereals and pulses.
The principal cereal are paddy (rice),
varagu,sugarcane, cumbu, groundnut, etc.
Important varieties of pulses are different kinds of grain.
Paddy (Rice) is cultivated extensively in Virudhachalam.
Chief commercial crops are groundnut, sugarcane paddy (rice).



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    Rice field

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    farming Village

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    farming Village

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Rice field


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farming Village


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farming Village