After arriving in Chennai at around 3:30 in the morning, we headed south, towards Auroville, in an 18 passenger bus. With not enough space inside of the vehicle, our friendly and reliable drivers helped to secure our luggage to the top of the bus. We drove 1.5 hours south, and stopped in a beautiful village called Mamallapuram where we are breakfast and visited several beautiful stone temples.
By the time we headed towards our guest residence, it started pouring rain. We pulled over and bartered for a tarp to protect all of our luggage, which was still on the roof of the bus. Luckily we were able to get one up, and made it to the to the guest house, safe and sound.
A long journey, a beautiful day, and many more adventures ahead. Too tired to articulate, I cut my film footage from the day in to a video-blog. I hope you enjoy it!