Carapichaima, Central Trinidad
Carapichaima is a small town located in west-central Trinidad. The name Carapichaima came from the early Amerindian inhabitants and includes many small communities and villages which are occupied by a predominantly East Indian population. Some of the villages include Waterloo, Brickfield Village, Orange Field Village and Korea Village, just to name a few. One significant landmark in Carapichaima is the Waterloo temple in the sea which was built by Siewdass Sadhu in 1947. This temple is a common site of worship for Hindus and is also a well-known tourist attraction. Further along the Orange Field Road in Datta Drive is the Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre where the eighty-five feet Hanuman Murti is erected. Carapichaima is a well-developed town consisting of many schools, churches, temples, mosques and businesses throughout the communities and villages. See the photo album for a taste of Carapichaima.