Sunday, May 12, 2013

A memorable visit to Malibu

Malibu is a beachfront city in northwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States. An internship in San Diego, CA gave me the opportunity to visit this beautiful place many a travel blogger had raved about. In addition to that, Malibu also has a pretty beautiful Hindu Temple. 
It was the new year's day of 2013 and proved to be a perfect opportunity to drive up the State Highway1 to visit Malibu. I've heard a lot about the Highway1 and it totally lived up to it's name. It winds along the lovely beaches of California state and the drive is a sight to behold. 
The original inhabitants of Malibu were a Native American tribe called the Chumash. They called the area 'Humaliwo' from which the present name is derived. This region started developing after the Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo landed here in 1542 looking for fresh water.
Being the typical TamBrahm, my first visit was of course, to the temple to offer thanks to the Lord. The main deity in the temple is Lord Venkateshwara, modelled after the presiding deity of Tirupati, India. The temple is located in the midst of undisturbed forest and hills.

The drive from the temple to the Malibu State Beach Park is extremely scenic. I could not take any pics as it was a solo drive. But the beach itself is extremely pretty and serene. There's not too many rough waves, and can be a good kayak place due to the gentle waves most of the time. If you are at Malibu, do stay back for the sunset. Pics below will tell you more:

Can't get much better than these can it. I mean, if my amateur camera can capture this much, imagine the feast for your eyes. That concluded my short trip to Malibu. It was back to work the next day, so had to run back to San Diego. Hope you guys enjoyed reading it as much as I loved walking and driving around Malibu. Brickbats and Bouquets welcome as usual.

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