Friday, December 6, 2019

Bagh Caves

One of the most surprising monuments of ancient Buddhist art is found in remote, collapsing Bagh Caves. Here in 1818 were discovered significant monuments...

Golconda Fort

Ancient fortified capital of Golconda in 1364 - 1512, world-renowned center of diamond trade. Four forts with 10 km long outer wall. Location, GPS coordinates: 17.3837...

Rohtasgarh Fort

An ancient, enormous fort built on a steepsided plateau. Fortification could be up to 1000 years old and is one of the largest forts...

Gommateshwara Statue

Possibly the largest monolithic stone statue in the world, erected at the end of the 10th century. Height - 17.4 meters. Location, GPS coordinates: 12.8541 N...

Vaishali

The former capital city of Licchavi, flourished starting from the 6th century BC. Once prosperous capital of one of the first known democracies in...

Mahurzari Stone Circles

Group of some 200 megalithic stone circles, most likely used for burials during the early Iron Age. In some stones have been made cup-marks. Location,...

Rumtek Monastery

This Tibetan monastery is the largest monastery in Sikkim and is located in a beautiful setting. Initially it was built in the 16th century...

Yali Mandapam – Tiger Cave

So called Tiger Cave is amazing mandapa - rock-cut shrine or most likely - platform for other religious rituals, resembling a pavillion. This artwork...

Mehrangarh Fort

One of the most impressive forts in India, towering above the city on 122 metres high hill. Includes several palaces. Construction started in 1459. Location,...

Bhimbetka cave shelters

It is amazing and even hard to grasp - Bhimbetka Caves have recorded the human history over some 300,000 years - or may be...