Meditations #33

BY Lisa Lindblad

March 30, 2012

They speak of a numbing cultural sameness spreading inexorably
across the world.

It may be so.

But there still persists the custom of the country,
curious, frequently humorous to the traveler’s eye, and often intoxicating.

Photo:  Jonathan Blitz/South India

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Drive south on the Coromandel Coast, passing the exquisite shore temples of Mahabalipuram, on down past Auroville, Aurobindo's ashram, and pause at Pondicherry, a charming city of Indian French fusion.  Turn west here and begin driving through the heartland of Tamil Nadu, a land of temples and villages, ancient, vibrant and enduring.

Arrive at Mangala Heritage Home, a 5-room stylish oasis, that welcomes with great hospitality and guides guests with intelligence and sensibility.

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Mangala Heritage Home