On day 4 we will set off early for Vedanthangal bird sanctuary, which will take approximately 1 hour. The Sanctuary covers 74 acres and was officially established in 1858, making it the oldest bird sanctuary in India. It attracts over 40,000 birds a year from all over the world, with peak season being from November to March. The most common types of birds are storks, pelicans and herons. We will spend the morning photographing at Vedanthangal before continuing to Mahabalipuram, which will take approximately 1h 20 mins. On arrival we will check into our hotel, before spending the remainder of the afternoon visiting an interesting collection of stone shrines. We will start with Arjuna's Penance, two monolithic boulders dating from the 7th century, with scenes from daily life intricately carved into a fascinating etching of Tamil Nadu's history. Following Arjuna's Penance we will visit the Pancha Rathas (five chariots), each of which is carved out of a single piece of stone and named after a hero from the Mahabharata (one of 2 epic Sanskrit poems). Our final stop will be the Shore Temple, which with its intricate detail and Bay of Bengal location, is the perfect subject for a dramatic sunset capture.