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Province
State
Place
Location
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India
West Bengal
Calcutta
Victoria Memorial
 Statue of Queen Victoria.
India
West Bengal
Calcutta
 The house of Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the 1913 Nobel prize for literature.
India
West Bengal
Calcutta
 Fort William, 1781.
India
Orissa
Bhubaneshwar
Lingaraj Temple
 The Lingaraj Temple is the largest in the city and is in a compund with an area of 150 square metres.
India
Orissa
Bhubaneshwar
Prashurameswar Temple
 The temple is famous for its intricate stone carvings.
India
Orissa
Bhubaneshwar
Prashurameswar Temple
 The monkey god, Hanuman.
India
Orissa
Bhubaneshwar
Mukteswar Temple
 A Buddhist style gateway.
India
Orissa
Bhubaneshwar
Mukteswar Temple
 Typical Orissa temple architecture.
India
Orissa
Bhubaneshwar
Raj Rani Temple
 The Raj Rani Temple is famous for its erotic carvings.
India
Orissa
Bhubaneshwar
Brahmeswar Temple
 The 9th century Brahmeswar Temple is a typical Orissa temple set in a walled compound.
India
Orissa
Bhubaneshwar
Brahmeswar Temple
 Erotic carvings decorate the Brahmeswar Temple.
India
Orissa
Udayagiri
 The Udayagiri cave temples date from the 2nd century BC.
India
Orissa
Udayagiri
 The Queen's Palace Cave at Udayagiri.
India
Orissa
Udayagiri
 External carvings at the Queen's Palace Cave.
India
Orissa
Udayagiri
 Wall carvings in one of the caves at Udayagiri.
India
Orissa
Udayagiri
 Cave entrance with guardians.
India
Orissa
Udayagiri
 Tiger cave.
India
Orissa
Dhauli
 An Ashoka edict written in Pali and dating from the 2nd century BC.
India
Orissa
Puri
Jagannath Temple
 The great temple of Jagannath dates from 1198.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 The Temple of the Sun dates from the 13th century.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 The entrance to the temple is flanked by lions standing on elephants.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 The Temple of the Sun is in the shape of a chariot for the Sun god, Surya.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Wheels from the Sun god's chariot.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Two women by one of the large carved wheels of the Sun Temple.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Detail of a wheel from the temple.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Erotic carving within one of the wheels of the temple.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 The temple walls and columns are a riot of carvings.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Erotic carvings on the outside walls of the temple.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Scenes from the Kama Sutra and an elephant.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Detail of erotic carvings from the Kama Sutra.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Female musicians.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Visitors to the temple.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 Lion crushing an elephant, a symbol of Hinduism replacing Buddhism.
India
Orissa
Konarak
Temple of the Sun
 The image of Surya, the Sun god.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
1000 Pillar Temple
 The 1000 Pillar Temple in Warangal dates from 1163.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
1000 Pillar Temple
 Detail of the 1000 Pillar Temple.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
Walls
 The remains of the 12th century walls built during the Hindu Kakatiya kingdom.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
Walls
 Gateway in the Kakatiya walls.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
Walls
 The 14th century Muslim walls.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
Walls
 Part of the Muslim fortifications.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
Chalukyan Gateway
 The Chalukyan Gateway was part of a great temple that impressed Marco Polo when he visited.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
Chalukyan Gateway
 Detail of the Chalukyan Gateway.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
Chalukyan Gateway
 The carvings on the hard volcanic Warangal stone are some of the best in India.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
Chalukyan Gateway
 A carved Nandi (Shiva's bull).
India
Andhra Pradesh
Warangal
 The Khush Mahal is a small Islamic palace.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 The 11km walls of Golconda Fort.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 Metal spikes on a gate to ward off elephant charges.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 The fort is on a 120m high granite hill. It dates from 1512 and was the capital before the move to Hyderabad.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 Golconda Fort was the capital of the Muslim Qutab Shahi kings.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 The defensive inner walls around the fort.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 A group of visitors at the Bala Gate.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 Decorated gateway.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 The inner fort buildings.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 Nagina Garden within the fort buildings.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 View of the buildings below the main fort.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 View from the citadel at the top of the fort.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 Buildings in the citadel.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 Overgrown ruins in the citadel.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 The Qutab Shahi tombs where the former rulers are buried.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
Golconda Fort
 One of the Qutab Shahi tombs in the fort.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Nagarjunakonda
 The 4.8km long Nagar Dam on the Krishna River.
India
Andhra Pradesh
Tirumala
 The hilltop shrine at Tirumala is the richest pilgrimage site in India.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
 The City Museum is typical of Chennai architecture.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
St George's Fort
 The British built St George's Fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
St George's Fort
 St George's Fort was built in 1653.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
St George's Fort
 19th century cannons, St George's Fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellore
Vijayanagar Fort
 The 16th century Vijayanagar Fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellore
Vijayanagar Fort
 Jalaakanteshwara Temple in Vijayanagar Fort was built in 1566.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellore
Vijayanagar Fort
 The entrance gopuram of the Jalaakanteshwara Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellamalai
Murga Temple
 The Murga Temple is carved from solid rock at the top of a boulder strewn hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellamalai
Murga Temple
 The bathing tank.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellamalai
Murga Temple
 All the structures of the temple are carved from the boulders on the hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Vellamalai
Murga Temple
 Visitors to the temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
 The 1000 pillared hall in the 8th century Vaikun Taperumal Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kamakshiamman Temple
 Erotic carving on a pillar.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 The Kailasanatha Temple dates from the 7th century and is an early example of Tamil architecture.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 Shiva's bull (Nandi).
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 Elaborate early Tamil stonework.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 An early example of a 1000 pillar hall.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 Carved pillars are typical of south Indian temples.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Kailasanatha Temple
 Detail of stone carvings.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Ekambareshwara Temple
 Typical Tamil architecture in the Ekambareshwara Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Varadarajaperumal Temple
 The Varadarajaperumal Temple is famous for its chains carved from a single piece of rock.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Varadarajaperumal Temple
 Every column is different in the 1000 pillar hall.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Varadarajaperumal Temple
 Carved stone roof.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram
Varadarajaperumal Temple
 Stone carved column.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Mahabalipuram is a 5th century capital city famous for its shore temples made of sandstone.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Ajuna's Penance is carving of the story of the River Ganges, one of the shore temples at Mahabalipuram.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 The spectacular 6th century carvings of Ajuna's Penance.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Ajuna's Penance carvings on a large sandstone boulder.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Detail of Ajuna's Penance.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 The rathas are a 7th century group of temples representing the oldest Tamil architecture.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 This elaborately carved temple is one of the Rathas.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 A Ratha with a smooth roof.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 The Rathas are based on Hindu temple carts and are carved from single pieces of rock.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Carved elephant.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Carved grooming monkeys.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Visitors to the shore temples.
India
Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram
 Later temple made up of stone blocks, some carved.
India
Tamil Nadu
Pondicherry
 French World War II memorial.

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