A boy in a Santa Claus cap, among others witnessing decorated elephants carrying Hindu idols, at Pala, Kottayam Dot.
We found the 16th century temples of Bhatkal rather serendipitous. We were driving from Udipi to Murudeshwar and wanted to stop at Bhatkal on the way to see some ancient mosques and other heritage sites. quite accidentally we saw the Jattappa Chandranath basadi on the way. This was being restored by ASI. The junior staff of ASI were very helpful and above all enthusiastic about the heritage. They guided us to the other temples too