Friday, October 18, 2019

Wonders by countries

Most interesting wonders by countries and other territories.

Dilwara Temples

Five beautiful temples built in the 11th - 13th centuries, renowned due to skillful use of marble in design and intricate stone carvings. Location, GPS...

Palitana temples

Unusual city of Jain religious cult, major centre of pilgrimage with 863 gorgeous temples in several groups. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.4830 N 71.7952 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain...

Parshvanatha Temple in Khajuraho

Very ornate Jain temple which was built in 954 AD. Contains magic square with figures. Location, GPS coordinates: 24.8448 N 79.9365 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...

Sanghiji

An ancient Jain temple which was completed in the 10th century AD, although started much earlier. Contains beautiful stone carvings. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.8149 N 75.7862...

Jama Masjid in Delhi

The largest and best known mosque in India, built in 1656. Its fa├žade is adorned with red sandstone and white marble. Location, GPS coordinates: 28.6506 N...

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...

Tomb of Salim Chishti

A beautiful mausoleum of a Sufi saint which was constructed in 1580 - 1581. One of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Location, GPS coordinates: 27.0952...

Udvada Atash Behram

The oldest functioning Zoroastrian place of worship, consecrated in 1742 with sacred fire brought from Persia. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.4874 N 72.8708 E Categories: Religious architecture, Other contemporary...

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

One of most important Hindu temple complexes, founded in the 4th century (?). Most visited religious site in India, with some 6000 people as...

Shikharji on Parasnath Hill

One of the main pilgrimage destinations for Jains, it has a hilly location that was once surrounded by primeval forests. The temple buildings have...