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Province
State
Place
Location
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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.
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.

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