We were very excited to visit the heritage site Darasuram, known for it's Airavateshwara ( Shiva) Temple. It is a very old temple which is being restored by UNESCO.
The temple at Darasuram is known to be one of the three replicas of the world famous Brihadeshwara Temple of Tanjore. The architecture, carvings and frescos were breathtaking.
I came back with mixed feeling about Darasuram, a bit saddened by the fact that we as Indians haven't realised the value of such great architectural splendor and a little optimistic that the government is getting it restored. Better late than never!