Tour of Sri Ramanasramam - Photos 3 & 4
Taken in February 2000, this is the view looking back through the main gate to the road outside Sri Ramanasramam.
Tiruvannamalai is to the left of the photographer, the Chappal Stand (shown in the next photo) is to the right and the ancient Peepul tree is directly to his rear-left.
There is no charge for leaving your footwear at the chappal stand and generally it is quite safe to do so. However, be prepared to have your footwear stolen if you leave it outside this building or anywhere else.
Footwear is not permitted on any of the paved areas around the shrines and samadhis, nor is it permitted inside buildings; outside visitors generally leave their footwear here as carrying footwear (except in a bag) is also frowned upon.