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Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Padmini Palace
Padmini was a princess married to a Rajput king.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Padmini Palace
Padmini was seen on this pavillion by Ala-ud-Din, a Pathani king of Delhi who attacked Chittogarh in 1303 to posses her.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Padmini Palace
The cave where princess Padmini committed suicide.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
The walls of the fortress.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Tower of Fame
The Tower of Fame (12th century) is 22m high.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Tower of Fame
The tower is dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain teacher.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Tower of Fame
View from thetower to a small temple below.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Tower of Fame
The tower is covered with carvings.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Tower of Fame
Jain carving.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Fateh Prakash Palace
The Fateh Prakash Palace.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Fateh Prakash Palace
The last Maharaja died here in 1930.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Fateh Prakash Palace
The entrance.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Khumba-Shyam Temple
The triple Khumba-Shyam Temple.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Khumba-Shyam Temple
The entrance.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Khumba-Shyam Temple
The temple is covered with carvings.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Khumba-Shyam Temple
The temple is an excellent example of Jain architecture.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Khumba-Shyam Temple
Two elephants.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Khumba-Shyam Temple
The ceiling is carved from marble.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Visitors to the fortress ruins.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
Large carved structure.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
The ruins of the palace of Rana Kumbha.
India
Rajasthan
Chittogarh
View of Chittogarh.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
The palace dates from 1567.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
The Elephant Gate.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
The palace is a museum apart from the Maharaja's appartments.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
Stained glass windows.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
The palace is decorated with Rajput art.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
View of the city from the palace.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
Rajput wall painting.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
Wall decoration.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
Painted tiles.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
The courtyard.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
Balcony.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
Wall painted with flowers.
India
Rajasthan
Udaipur
City Palace
Archway.
India
Rajasthan
Ranakpur
Chaumukha Temple
The temple was constructed in 1439.
India
Rajasthan
Ranakpur
Chaumukha Temple
The interior of the temple has 1444 carved marble pillars.
India
Rajasthan
Ranakpur
Chaumukha Temple
The main dome is delicately carved marble.
India
Rajasthan
Ranakpur
Chaumukha Temple
Jain teachers.
India
Rajasthan
Ranakpur
Chaumukha Temple
Jain carvings.
India
Rajasthan
Ranakpur
Chaumukha Temple
 One of the smaller domes is exquisitely carved from marble.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Jaswant Thada
The structure dates from 1899.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
The main building is a mix of fort and palace.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
The thick walls are set on bare rock.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
The palace is elaborately carved from sandstone.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
The palace is in Rajput style.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
Paintings in the interior.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
The interior is lit via coloured glass windows.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
Weapons.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
Minatures on the ceiling.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
A haudah for riding elephants.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
Sati handprints. Satis are women who would throw themselves into their husbands' funeral pyres.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
Mural of an elephant.
India
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Meherangarh
Cannons.
India
Rajasthan
Osian
A temple dedicated to Surya, the Sun God.
India
Rajasthan
Osian
Detail of the Sun temple.
India
Rajasthan
Osian
A temple dedicated to Brahma.
India
Rajasthan
Osian
View from the Brahma temple.
India
Rajasthan
Bikaner
Junagarh Fort
The main gateway.
India
Rajasthan
Bikaner
Junagarh Fort
The architecture is typical Rajput.
India
Rajasthan
Bikaner
Junagarh Fort
View of the complex.
India
Rajasthan
Bikaner
Junagarh Fort
The interior of the palace is covered with gilded decoration.
India
Rajasthan
Bikaner
Junagarh Fort
Painted wall.
India
Rajasthan
Bikaner
Junagarh Fort
Ceramic style ceiling.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
The Dilwara Temples are made from marble and date from 1230.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
The temples are smaller than the temple at Ranakpur but are more delicate.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
The temples are made of carved marble.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
The temples are Jain.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
The outer cloister is a riot of carved marble.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
The ceilings are superbly and delicately carved.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
All of the carved marble columns are different.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
Detail of one of the carved columns.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
Decorated dome.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
The marble carving is of the highest quality.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
The decorated ceiling is almost transluscent.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
Detailed carving.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
Female figures decorate one of the domes.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
Arches.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
Ceiling with geometric carvings.
India
Rajasthan
Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples
Jainism is a religion from India that was contemporary with Buddhism.
India
Rajasthan
Jaisalmer
A group of 12th to 15th century Jain temples.
India
Rajasthan
Jaisalmer
The city walls.
India
Rajasthan
Jaisalmer
Thar Desert
Cenotaphs are scattered through the desert.
India
Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala
British gravestone.
India
Himachal Pradesh
Manali
Buddhist painting.
India
Himachal Pradesh
Manali
The Hadrimba Devi Temple dates from 1553.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Tibetan style mani stones.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Leh
Leh Palace
Even in ruins, the palace has interesting architecture.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Leh
Leh Palace
Wall painting.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
The Gustor Festival at Thikse attracts Ladakhis and tourists.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
Buddhist wall paintings.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
Painting depicting hell.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
Painted eves.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
Painted silk.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
Painting depicting monasteries in Ladakh.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
Thikse Gompa dates from the 15th century.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Thikse
View from the roof of the twelve storey complex.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Indus Valley
The Indus Valley has many hilltop monasteries.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Indus Valley
Small shrine.
India
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh
Indus Valley
Stupa in the valley floor.

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