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Province
State
Place
Location
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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.
India
Tamil Nadu
Pondicherry
 Sama Koil is built over a Shiva shrine.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chidambaram
Nataraja Temple
 The temple dates from the 10th century and has an area of 13 hectares.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chidambaram
Nataraja Temple
 Elephant carved on the wall of the main shrine.
India
Tamil Nadu
Chidambaram
Nataraja Temple
 Detail of carved dancing girls.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 Gingee is a complex of forts dating from the 13th century and connected by a 3km wall. This is Krishnagiri Fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 Turrets and fort buildings on a boulder strewn hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 The upper walls of the fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 Pillared halls.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 The fort covers and extensive area on the hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Krishnagiri Fort
 View from the Krishnagiri Fort at Gingee. The wall connecting the forts can be seen.
Rajagiri Fort is on the hill in the distance.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The fort is on a hilltop and surrounded by a wall.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The Kalynya Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The stables at the foot of the hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The buildings at the foot of the fort.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 Ornately decorated granary.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 Temple tank and pillared cloister.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 Villagers walking through the ruins.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 A small Shiva shrine built into the rock.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 Small temple by the cliffside.
India
Tamil Nadu
Gingee
Rajagiri Fort
 The fort tops the hill.
India
Tamil Nadu
Kumbakonam
Nageshwar Temple
 The courtyard.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The temple has two gopurams (carved gateways). This is the outer one.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 Detail of the inner gopuram of the Brihadeshwama Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The vimana stands on a three storey base.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 Detail of the vimana (tower).
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The 81 tonne cupola over the main shrine.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 Wall paintings from the Chola period (850 to 1270).
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The Brihadeshwama Temple dates from the 10th century and was built by the Cholas.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 The 15th century addition to the temple complex.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
Brihadeshwama Temple
 Detail of the 15th century wall carvings.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The City Palace was built in 1550 by the Nakyas of Madurai and the Marathas.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The City Palace facade.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The Armoury is influenced by the Brihadeshwama Temple.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The main palace building is a riot of stucco carvings.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The palace watchtower.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 Detail of carved flowers.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 The Hindu deities Lakshmi, Parvati, Shiva, Vishnu (13th century) at the City Palace Gallery.
India
Tamil Nadu
Tanjore
City Palace
 Stone carving of Shiva killing the elephant demon while his consort, Parvati, looks on.

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