It's the middle of the night and I'm sandwiched between two slices of history - a 1306 AD temple and a 1620 AD fort. And I just can't stop myself from hoping that ghosts from the past haunt the beach in front of me.
It's easy to believe in ghosts when you're at Tranquebar or Tharangambadi (literally Place of the Singing Waves), a port 275 km south of Chennai that is rich in history, ancient structures and a wealth of documented history about many of its most interesting residents over the centuries.
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