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Chennai, India

Fort St. George

The first English fort built in India.
Mahabalipuram, India

Tiger Cave

Picnic on the seashore in the footsteps of ancient kings, protected by giant mythical cat beasts.
Mahabalipuram, India

Krishna's Butter Ball

This precariously balanced boulder is said to be a hunk of stolen butter dropped by the gods.
Bommayapalayam, India

Auroville

This experimental utopian "city of the future" in rural India may hold a dark secret.
Devon, England

'My Dear Mother' Clock

Instead of numerals, the unusual clock face spells out a memorial to a lost loved one.
Starcross, England

Starcross Engine House & Brunel’s Atmospheric Railway

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the great Victorian engineers, was the driving force behind the short-lived atmospheric railway.
Devon, England

Buckfast Abbey

This historic Benedictine monastery brews a booze so toxic that it has often been blamed almost singularly for Scottish hooliganism.
Hallsands, England

Ruins of Hallsands

The abandoned fishing village was swept right into the sea.
Devon, England

Exercise Tiger Memorial

A disastrous D-Day rehearsal was relatively unknown until this sunken tank was discovered 40 years later.
Totnes, England

The Leechwell

A historic holy well hidden near a charming English park.
Totnes, England

The Brutus Stone

One could not be blamed for literally walking all over this supposed landmark.
Totnes, England

Totnes Orange Races

Once a year a small English town gets together to chase oranges down a steep hill in honor of a legendary accident.
Devon, England

Berry Pomeroy Castle

A ruined castle has more than its fair share of legends and ghost stories.