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Photos marked as were added from 16 December 2017.


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Province
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Place
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India
Kerala
Padmanabhapuram Palace
 Carved wooden bed.
India
Kerala
Padmanabhapuram Palace
 The palace is designed to resemble a Keralite house.
India
Kerala
Kottayam
Vallia Palli
 The Syrian Orthodox church in Kottayam used to import its bishops from Mesopotamia until the arrival of the Portuguese.
India
Kerala
Kottayam
Vallia Palli
 Plaque commomorating the visit of Haile Selassie from Ethiopia.
India
Kerala
Kottayam
Vallia Palli
 A Persian cross with an inscription in Pali.
India
Kerala
Kottayam
Cheriya Palli
 Icons surrounding the altar.
India
Kerala
Kottayam
Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple
 Mural of Shiva.
India
Kerala
Cochin
Mattancherry Palace
 Mattancherry Palace dates from 1557.
India
Kerala
Cochin
Mattancherry Palace
 Mattancherry palace was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Cochin.
India
Kerala
Cochin
Paradesi Synagogue
 A Jewish community has lived in India from 6th Century BC.
India
Kerala
Cochin
Church of Santa Cruz
 The Church of Santa Cruz dates from 1505.
India
Kerala
Cochin
 The Maharajas Palace.
India
Kerala
Cochin
 Part of the walls of Cochin.
India
Kerala
Cranganore
Thiruvanchikulam Temple
 The temple dates from the 1st century AD.
India
Kerala
Kottapuram
 Ruins of a Portuguese fort dating from 1523.
India
Kerala
Sultans Battery
 Part of an ancient Buddhist temple.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Maharaja's Palace
 The entrance to the Maharaja's Palace.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Maharaja's Palace
 The palace dates from 1912.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Maharaja's Palace
 Gateway to the palace.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Maharaja's Palace
 A collection of domes.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Maharaja's Palace
 The palace is composed of many styles.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Maharaja's Palace
 The courtyard.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Maharaja's Palace
 The interior of the palace is very ornate.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Railway Museum
 A steam locomotive at the Railway Museum outside the station.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Railway Museum
 Old steam locomotive.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Chamundi Hill
 Chamundi Hill is a pilgrimage site overlooking Mysore at 1062m.
India
Karnataka
Mysore
Chamundi Hill
 The religious museum.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
 Srirangapatnam is an ancient fort that has known many rulers.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
 The walls of the fort defended south India from British invasion on three occasions.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
 One of the fort gateways.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
 The site of Tipu Sultan's Palace, destroyed by the British and its treasures taken to London.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
 Murals from Tipu Sultan's summer palace, Daria Daulet, built in 1784.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
Gumbaz
 The entrance to the Gumbaz.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
Gumbaz
 The Gumbaz contains tombs of the region's rulers including Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
Gumbaz
 Detail of the Gumbaz carvings.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
Gumbaz
 The courtyard with visitors.
India
Karnataka
Srirangapatnam
Gumbaz
 The tomb of Tipu Sultan, a hero in India who is known as the Tiger of Mysore.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 The temple was built by the Hoysalas who ruled the region between the 11th and 13th centuries.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 Hoysala temples typically stand on a star shaped base.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 Hoysala temples contain excellent stone carvings.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 Intricate carving of a dancing deity.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 Detail of a series of carved friezes.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 A carved procession.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 A gateway with Chalukyan style pillars.
India
Karnataka
Ranganathittu
 The Kavery River with the bathing ghats of the Rajas.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 Indragiri Hill rises 150m above the plain and has been Jain since 3rd century BC.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 614 steps are cut in the rock of Indragiri Hill.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 The statue of Gommateswara dates from 981.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 The statue of Gommateswara is naked or "sky clad".
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 Jain tirthankars (teachers).
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Chandagiri Hill
 Chandagiri Hill contains Buddhist structures.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Chandagiri Hill
 Buddhist carvings on the Chandragupta Temple.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 The Chennakeshava Temple took over 100 years to build in the 12th century.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 This Hoysala temple was built to commemorate a victory over the Cholas (of Tamil Nadu).
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 The Chennakeshava Temple is in Belur, the first Hoysala capital (12th century).
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Suberb stone carving symbolising the triumph of Hinduism.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 A riot of carvings.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 The temple was built at a time when Hinduism was making a resurgence.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 A group of visitors admiring the temple's carvings.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Erotic carvings.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Intricate carving of Krishna on the 12th century Chennakeshava Temple.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Vishnu in his incarnation as a boar.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Two female dancers.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Lady drummer.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 The Hoysala temples contain some of the best stone carvings in India.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 No two pillars are alike in the main shrine.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 The Hoysaleswara Temple was begun in 1121 and was never completed after 80 years of work.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 The unfinished Hoysaleswara Temple is famous for its excellent sculptures.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 Brahma, the creator god.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 Rama with his bow.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 A girl putting a tikka on her forehead.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 Friezes and carvings cover the entire outside of the temple.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 Delicate carving on a column.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 The carved figures of the Hoysaleswara Temple are some of the best in India.
India
Karnataka
Bangalore
Lal Bagh
 The glass house.
India
Karnataka
Bangalore
 Tipu Sultan's palace dates from 1791.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Hampi is the site of Vijayangar, capital of one of the largest empires in India.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Hampi is spread over 32 sq km.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 During the 16th century the empire controlled most of south India and extracted tribute from Ceylon and Burma.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 At its height, the city had a population of a million people.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Hampi was founded by two Telugu princes in 1336.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The city was destroyed by a confederation of Muslim states in 1565.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 One of the many small Hindu temples at Hampi.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Many structures have Islamic influence.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 A Jain temple.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Mint is an area still being excavated.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 The Kings' Palace is an enclosed rectangle, 300m by 200m.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 Part of the palace enclosure.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 The palace is covered with carved stone reliefs.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 Carved animals and war scenes.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 Detail of the reliefs on the palace walls.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Mahanavami Dibba is a ceremonial platform.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Stepped water tank in the royal area.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The elephant stables.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The elephant stables have Islamic style domes and arches.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Guardroom.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 A large Hindu temple.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Lotus Mahal.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 A watchtower in the Zanana area.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Queen's Palace.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2018 KryssTal

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