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Photos marked as were added from 16 December 2017.


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Province
State
Place
Location
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India
Maharashtra
Pune
 The rock cut 8th century Panchaleshwar Temple.
India
Maharashtra
Lonavla
Karla Caves
 The entrance to the Karla Caves are fronted by an Ashoka pillar dating from the 2nd century BC.
India
Maharashtra
Lonavla
Karla Caves
 A stupa inside the monastery cave which dates from 80 BC.
India
Maharashtra
Lonavla
Karla Caves
 Carvings in the cave walls.
India
Maharashtra
Lonavla
Karla Caves
 The caves are constructed high on a cliff face.
India
Maharashtra
Lonavla
Karla Caves
 Several cave temples on the cliff.
India
Maharashtra
Lonavla
Visapur Fort
 The fort was built in 1720.
India
Maharashtra
Lonavla
Bhaja Caves
 The Bhaja Caves are Buddhist and date from 200 BC.
India
Maharashtra
Lonavla
Bhaja Caves
 The main prayer hall.
India
Maharashtra
Mumbai
 The Prince of Wales Museum was built in Moghul style in 1914.
India
Maharashtra
Mumbai
Tomb of Haji Ali
 The white tomb building is set on an island reached by a causeway.
India
Maharashtra
Mumbai
Gateway of India
 Detail of the Gateway.
India
Maharashtra
Elephanta Island
 The rock cut temple on Elephanta Island.
India
Maharashtra
Elephanta Island
 The temple interior.
India
Maharashtra
Bassein
 Bassein is a village that was a fortified Portuguese city between 1534 and 1739.
India
Maharashtra
Bassein
 Ruins of a Portuguese church.
India
Maharashtra
Bassein
 Fortifications.
India
Maharashtra
Aurangabad
Aurangabad Caves
 The Aurangabad Caves are Buddhist and were built between the 6th and 8th centuries AD.
India
Maharashtra
Aurangabad
Aurangabad Caves
 A Buddha in Cave 2.
India
Maharashtra
Aurangabad
Bibi Ka Muqkbara
 The Bibi Ka Muqkbara is the only example of Moghul architecture on the Deccan Plateau.
India
Maharashtra
Aurangabad
Bibi Ka Muqkbara
 The tomb of Queen Rabiya Durrawi has been called the "poor man's Taj Mahal".
India
Maharashtra
Aurangabad
Bibi Ka Muqkbara
 The tomb was built in 1679 for the wife of Moghul emperor, Aurangzeb.
India
Maharashtra
Aurangabad
Bibi Ka Muqkbara
 Carved screen on the tomb.
India
Maharashtra
Aurangabad
Bibi Ka Muqkbara
 The interior of the tomb.
India
Maharashtra
Aurangabad
Bibi Ka Muqkbara
 Carvings inside the tomb.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 Daulatabad is a hilltop fortress that began life as a 12th century Hindu capital, Devagir (City of the Gods).
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 Daulatabad (City of Fortune) was captured in the 14th century by the Sultans of Delhi.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 Cannons inside the fort.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 Decorated cannon.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 The 60m high Chand Minar dates from 1435.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
Hindu Temple
 A Hindu temple that became a mosque with the addition of a dome and then returned to being a Hindu temple.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
Hindu Temple
 A Hindu statue in the mihrab (prayer niche) of a mosque that was originally converted from a Hindu temple.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 Sultan Muhammad Tughlaq moved his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad by force marching his entire population 1100km south. Many died on the way.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 The city was abandoned after 17 years and is now deserted.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 The city is surrounded by a 5km wall.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 The spectacular setting of the city.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 Moghul pavillion.
India
Maharashtra
Daulatabad
 Visitors to Daulatabad.
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.

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