Saturday, July 4, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Aga Khan Palace

An enormous, ornate palace, built in 1892. Now this is public building, mainly devoted to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.5524 N 73.9015...

Jejuri Khandoba temple

Beautiful Hindu temple on the hill which is reached after almost 200 steps. The main temple of Khandoba - local deity in Maharashtra, initially...

Global Vipassana Pagoda

This pagoda is 96.12 m tall and has the largest stone dome in the world. Internal diameter of the dome is 85.15 m and...

Haji Ali Dargah

Legendary Islamic mosque and tomb (dargah). This intricate, gorgeous structure was built in 1431. Located on small island. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.9827 N 72.8089 E Categories: Islamic shrines,...

Pateshwar Temple

Pateshwar has at least 8 ancient cave temples and numerous stone carvings, including more than 1000 Shivalings. Location, GPS coordinates: 17.6116 N 74.0636 E Categories: Hindu shrines, Rock...

Marleshwar Temple

Cave temple with unusual tradition - devotees handle venomous snakes here. Earlier here were numerous snakes, now due to the flow of tourists snakes...

Kedareshwar Cave

Large cave with Hindu temple in it. In flooded hall from the water rises Shivlinga, which once was surrounded by four pillars. Now only...

Bahrot Caves

The only Zoroastrian cave temple in India, established in 1351 AD, when Parsi were hiding here from Muslim invasion. Holy fire still is burning...

Suvarnadurg Fort

Island fortress at the coast in Arabian Sea. There is another fortress on the mainland and both parts of the fortress in the past...

Sindhudurg Fort

An amazing fortress which is built along a complex perimeter of an island in Arabian Sea. Fort is built in the 17th century, with...