12 November 2009

By the sea

I only recently discovered Karnataka's coastline and its tranquil, unspoilt beaches. This is a welcome change from some of the beach towns of Goa and Kerala which are becoming increasingly commercialized. I made a quick stop in Murudeshwar, a pilgrimage centre famous for its Shiva temple and tried to catch its atmosphere.

Taking an afternoon dip in the Arabian Sea.

Fishing boats.

A bangle seller.

Going out to sea.

The world's tallest Shiva statue!

Posing for a picture in front of the temple.