Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Gol Gumbaz

Mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, built in 1659. One of the largest domed structures in the world, visually very impressive building. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8300 N...

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...

Doddabasappa Temple

An impressive temple from the 12th century of unusual architecture - it is shaped as a 24-pointed star. Location, GPS coordinates: 15.3280 N 75.8103 E Categories: Religious architecture,...

Badrinath temple

One of holiest Hindu shrines, devoted to god Vishnu. Built in the 9th century AD. Ornate, brightly painted shrine with hot sulphur springs below...

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...

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...

Hawa Mahal

Palace with unusual architecture, built in 1799. One facade resembles an enormous beehive with 953 small windows. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.9239 N 75.8269 E Categories: Palaces, country houses...

Dwarkadhish temple

One of the main Krishna temples existing, according to legend, since around 400 BC. The current temple was built in the 16th century. It...

Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

One of the oldest existing plantations in the United States, founded in 1681. The stately plantation house was built in 1935-1936 in a Colonial...

Murud-Janjira Fort

Very impressive marine fort in an island with 19 intact bastions. originally built in the 15th century, fortified afterwards. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.2999 N 72.9649 E Categories: Fortifications...