Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Temples of the Rainforest

The southwest of India has an extensive rainforest . There are some ancient temples hidden in the midst of the forest and betelnut plantations. The picture abov shows the beauttiful 800 year old Shiva temple at  Amrutapua.
 Much of the forest has been converted to coconut and betelnut plantations. The slender , straight trees of the betelnut stand like soldiers.


 Fortunately, there are still some pockets of the thick tropical forest at some places.
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5 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of the beautiful garden ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

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  2. I do think betelnut palms are very pretty but definitely wish more of the forest was preserved.

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  3. Such a beautiful place and temple! Is there any priest in the temple? or it's a tourist spot only?

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  4. always interesting to visit other places, gardens etc. Beautiful Colvillia, at my shopping center at The Pines is a Colvillia growing, flowering like their would not be another time, paying homage to nature. In my garden is one growing , alredy tall, I hope for flowers.

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