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Province
State
Place
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India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 Ruined building in the fort area.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 Gate with spikes to deter elephants.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
 Ajunta is 29 Buddhist cave temples set along the outside of a horse shoe shaped gorge and constructed between 200 BC and 650 AD.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
 The cave temples of Ajunta were abandoned in the 7th century and were forgotten until a British hunting party stumbled across them in 1819.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 1
 The entrance to Cave 1, a monastery and one of the later constructions.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 1
 Carving the Buddha in human form.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 1
 The inner pillared hall.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 1
 The Ajunta caves are famed for their murals. Desciples of the Buddha.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 1
 Painted woman.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 4
 The entrance to Cave 4, the largest of Ajunta's monastery caves.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 4
 A disciple with the eight fears: fire, the sword of the enemy, chains, lions, shipwreck, snakes, mad elephants and death.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 6
 The two-storey Cave 6.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 6
 The interior of Cave 6 with a seated Buddha.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 7
 The elaborately carved entrance of Cave 7.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 9
 Cave 9 is one of the oldest in Ajunta dating from the 2nd century BC.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 9
 The 3m high stupa in Cave 9 is a non-human represenation of the Buddha.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 16
 Cave 16 is a later monastery.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 16
 Faded paintings of women.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 17
 Cave 17 has the most extensive paintings. Dignitaries visiting Indian kings from other countries.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 17
 The Buddha returns home to beg from his wife and son.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 17
 Prince Simhala's expedition to Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 19
 Cave 19 dates from the 6th century AD and has the most elaborate facade.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 19
 A dagoba with three umbrellas and a Buddha.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 19
 The Naga (snake) King and Queen arrayed with cobras.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 19
 The Buddha collecting alms from his wife and son.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 19
 Multiple carvings of the Buddha.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 23
 Elephant outside Cave 23.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 26
 The facade of Cave 26.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 26
 Reclining Buddha.
India
Maharashtra
Ajunta
Cave 26
 Mara looking glum having failed to tempt the Buddha away from his teachings.
India
Maharashtra
Simhagad
Simhagad Fort
 Simhagad Fort is set on the top of sheer cliffs.
India
Maharashtra
Simhagad
Simhagad Fort
 One of the fort gates.
India
Maharashtra
Simhagad
Simhagad Fort
 The fort was built in the 12th century.
India
Maharashtra
Simhagad
Simhagad Fort
 The fort was taken by Shivaji in 1670 during a night time raid.
India
Maharashtra
Simhagad
Simhagad Fort
 The fort walls snake across the mountainous landscape.
India
Maharashtra
Simhagad
Simhagad Fort
 The fort area is 800m above the surrounding valley.
India
Maharashtra
Simhagad
Simhagad Fort
 View over the surrounding countryside.
India
Maharashtra
Khuldabad
 The tomb of Zar Zari Baksh.
India
Maharashtra
Khuldabad
 The Zainuddin Shirzai Maqbara is the tomb of a Persian Sufi saint.
India
Maharashtra
Khuldabad
 Blue coloured mosque at Khuldabad.
India
Maharashtra
Khuldabad
 The simple tomb of the sixth and final Moghul emperor, Aurangzeb. The marble screen was added by the Nizam of Hyderabad.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
 The Ellora caves date from 600 to 1000 AD. The are a mix of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain and are famed for their sculptures.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Indra Sabana Cave Temple
 The Indra Sabha is the most beautiful of the Jain caves.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Indra Sabana Cave Temple
 The two storey temple is covered with carvings.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Indra Sabana Cave Temple
 Beautiful carved pillar inside the temple dedicated to the Jain religion.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Indra Sabana Cave Temple
 Detail of Jain scupltures.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Indra Sabana Cave Temple
 A Jain Tirthankar (teacher).
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Indra Sabana Cave Temple
 The inner chamber.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Ramesvara Cave Temple
 The Ramesvara is a Hindu cave dedicated to Shiva.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Ramesvara Cave Temple
 Exquiste carvings at the entrance to the cave temple.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Ramesvara Cave Temple
 Ganga, the mother Ganges.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Ramesvara Cave Temple
 The marriage of Shiva and Parvati.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Ramesvara Cave Temple
 The demon Rawana trying to shake Shiva's mountain, Kailasa. Shiva stops him with his toe.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Ramesvara Cave Temple
 Shiva dancing.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Cave 29
 Cave 29 is Hindu and is one of Ellora's largest.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Cave 29
 Detail of columns.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Das Avatara Temple
 The Das Avatara is a free standing temple excavated from the surrounding rock.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Das Avatara Temple
 The Das Avatara is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
 Cave 1 is the oldest of the Buddhist caves and consists of a large hall with cells for the monks.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
 Cave 10 is an elaborately carved Buddhist chapel.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
 The three storey Buddhist Cave 11.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
 The intricately carved Cave 9 is above the simpler Cave 8. Both are Buddhist.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
 Vishnu in his boar incarnation, Varaha.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Kalaisa Temple
 The Kalaisa Temple is the pinnacle of cave temple architecture in the world. It dates from the 7th century and took 200 years to build.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Kalaisa Temple
 Over 200,000 tons of rock were excavated to leave the free standing temple.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Kalaisa Temple
 The temple is 50m long and 35m wide.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Kailasa Temple
 The temple contains very intricately carved structures.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Kalaisa Temple
 Carvings depicting Hindu deities and stories.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Kalaisa Temple
 Detail from a temple wall.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Kalaisa Temple
 Carved free standing pillar.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Kalaisa Temple
 Shiva breaking out of a lingam.
India
Maharashtra
Ellora
Kalaisa Temple
 The free standing temple is 30m high.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Indore
 The tombs of the Holkar kings and queens who ruled Indore.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
Taj ul Masjid
 The mosque was begun in the 19th century but never completed.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
Jama Masjid
 The Jama Masjid dates from 1837.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 Mandu is set on a rocky outcrop surrounded by ravines. The city was founded in 1304.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 Mandu has the best collection of Afghan architecture in India.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 Mandu contains many Afghan style tombs over its 20 square kilometres.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 The 15th century Palace of Gada Shah.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 Mandu became an Afghan capital in the 15th century.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 A water lift.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 The guard pavillion.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 Part of the 45km walls that surround the 20 square kilometre deserted city.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 Delhi Gate.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 The Moghul period Elephant Gate.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 The royal enclosure.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 The city was abandoned in the 18th century.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
Hindola Mahal
 Hindola Mahal is a 15th century palace.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
Hindola Mahal
 The entrance to the palace.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 The Dilawar Khan Mosque was built in 1405 from the ruins of Hindu temples.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 Mandu has a large collection of Afghan architecture.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
Jahaz Mahal
 The Jahaz Mahal (Ship Palace) lies on a strip of land between two lakes and is 122m long and 15m wide.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
Jahaz Mahal
 The palace roof terrace is reached by a long outside staircase.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
Jahaz Mahal
 The Moghul emperor, Jehangir spent much time at this palace.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
Jahaz Mahal
 Channels for water for the palace.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
Jahaz Mahal
 Pools and step wells.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
Jahaz Mahal
 Steps to the lake.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
Jahaz Mahal
 Rooftop pavillion.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 Hindu pillar overlooking dry landscape.
India
Madhya Pradesh
Mandu
 Hindu cave from the 11th century.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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