TBI Photo Essay: Idar – God’s Own Art Gallery
As a gesture of profound gratitude, the villagers of Idar protect this incredible landscape from the modern-day demons: the quarry owners lurking in the nearby villages. Just so that these Natural Wonders could be passed on from this generation to the next.

TBI Photo Essay: Idar – God’s Own Art Gallery

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The breathtaking display of his monumental body of work starts a little before you reach Idar. At a place called Saapawada or the Abode of Snakes. You concentrate on the ground looking for any sign of the creepy crawlies, but they are conspicuous by their absence. That’s when you see a gigantic rock in the shape of a snake, and it dawns on you from where the village got its name.
The breathtaking display of his monumental body of work starts a little before you reach Idar. At a place called Saapawada or the Abode of Snakes. You concentrate on the ground looking for any sign of the creepy crawlies, but they are conspicuous by their absence. That’s when you see a gigantic rock in the shape of a snake, and it dawns on you from where the village got its name.
Since time immemorial, man has invented friendly myths and reassuring legends to get rid of his primordial fear of the unseen and the unknown. One such legend exists in Idar.
Since time immemorial, man has invented friendly myths and reassuring legends to get rid of his primordial fear of the unseen and the unknown. One such legend exists in Idar.
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