One of the five rathas
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The level of detail that went into the buildings is amazing
I'm a sucker for cute kids
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More of the Rathas.
Intricate details in the columns
Each of the rathas was carved from a single piece of stone at the site. Amazing.
My wife, the rock star!
Lots of locals (or, really, other tourists also at the site)
They were quite excited to take photos with us.
Exploring a ratha
More of the column detail; really quite impressive.
Prayer vestibules carved out in a cave
Again. tons of detail
Elephants are cute, even in carvings
A whole story being told in a carving in a cave temple
The Shore Temple is constructed, not carved, but still pretty cool
More of the Shore Temple
Awesome detail in Arjuna's Penance
Some of the detail was painted, too
A huge bas relief carved into a stone. Awesome.
A local merchant catering to the tourists.