Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Melakkoil – Kudumiyanmalai Cave Temple

Popular tourist destination near Pudukottai is the impressive Kudumiyanmalai temple complex. One of the most interesting monuments of the past here is Melakkoil -...

Rameswaram Temple complex

One of important pilgrimage sites, oldest buildings from the 12th century. Contains a group of temples in rich Southern Indian style, including 1 219...

Airavatesvara Temple

Beautiful temple from the 12th century - although comparatively small but contains exquisite, sophisticated sculptures. Location, GPS coordinates: 10.9484 N 79.3565 E Categories: Religious architecture, Hindu shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Unique rack railway, 41.8 km long line, rising approximately 2,200 m, built in 1908. Preserved in its historical state. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.3851 N 76.7178 E Categories: Transport...

Ekambareswarar Temple

Shiva temple, one of the largest temples in India. Tallest tower has 11 floors and is 58.5 m tall. Most part of the temple...

Olakkannesvara Temple – the old lighthouse

The information about Olakkannesvara Temple is controversial - according to some this temple is even one of the oldest lighthouses in the world! One...

Kallanai

An ancient, 329 meters long dam on Kaveri River, built around the 2nd century BC. Dam is still in use - it is rebuilt...

Sittanavasal Cave (Chithannavasal Cave) and Eladipattam

Some of the best cave paintings of medieval India are located in Sittanavasal Cave in Tamil Nadu. This rock-cut Jain monastery contains artwork comparable...

Murugan Temple, Thiruparankundram

South-west from Madurai there is granite hill rising like an enormous elephant 300 metres above the surrounding plain and visible far away. Here is...

Krishna Mandapam

The largest cave-cut Hindu temple in Mahabalipuram is Krishna Mandapam - it is also one of the oldest structures in Mahabalipuram. This structure is...