Tamil Nadu has sweeping beaches, the world’s greatest collection of ancient temples, pretty tea plantations… and remarkably few British tourists

How many people can you get on a motorbike? How many letters in a word? How many dishes in a meal? The answer, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, seems always to be a lot more than you’d think.

Extreme feats of motorbike usage are not rare in Asia, but a family of six on one bike was a record sighting for me, and we spotted them outside a temple that notched up a new high in word length: 21-letter Gangaikondacholapuram.

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Source: The Guardian

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