Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Ariyalur, TN
The most unique thing about India is undoubtedly its temples and the architectural marvel of Indian temples never ceases to amaze me. One such not much explored temple in India is the Brihadisvara temple in Gangaikondacholapuram. The serenity of the temple has a calming effect amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city. The fact that this temple is not frequented by many has indeed a positive effect because the temple is very clean and peaceful. It is said that the shadow of the main tower never falls on the ground throughout the year. It was a great experience going in circles round the shrine in the blazing sun looking for an nonexistent shadow just to verify if this was just a story!! The Nandhi's sheer brilliance and height is a wondrous to look at. This is definitely a temple to visit to get transported to the times when the kings reigned and get amazed!!