Saturday, June 6, 2020

Pandav Caves, Pachmarhi

The picturesque Satpura ranges around Panchmarhi town hide countless natural and historical marvels. One of them is right inside the town - five rock-cut...

Hastinapur Jainist temples

One of most exquisite groups of Jainist temples. Location, GPS coordinates: 29.1617 N 78.0068 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Meerut District,...

Atiranachanda Mandapam

Although the somewhat peripheral Atiranachanda Mandapam is overshadowed by many other famous stone cut temples of Mahabalipuram, it has several qualities making this rock-cut...

Rajabai clock tower

Ornate, 85 m tall clock tower in Neo-Gothic style, built in 1878. Beautiful stained glass. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.9297 N 72.8301 E Categories: Public buildings Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Gorakhgad hill fort

Small fort on the top of hill, well protected by steep cliffs, reaching the height of 655 m above the sea level. Named after...

Udayagiri Caves, Khandagiri Caves

Two hills - Udayagiri and Khandagiri near Bhubaneswar - are located only some 150 - 200 m apart and contain unique monuments of ancient...

Dhankar Gompa

Located in dramatic setting, this village and Buddhist temple is on top of 300 metre high cliff. It was founded between the 7th and...

Kashmir sapphire mines: source of the best blue sapphire

The best blue sapphire in the world was found in remote mountains of Kashmir. Were... because now the legendary Kashmir sapphire mines are exhausted...

Charminar

Impressive, ornate mosque and monument, built in 1591. Most likely, initially it was built as a monument on the trade route between the port...

Kupgal petroglyphs

Huge amount of Neolithic petroglyphs in unusual locations - peculiar rock formations with deep depressions. Many petroglyphs depict cattle, also people herding animals. Some...