Sahasralinga Talav

Sahasralinga Talav

Sahasralinga Talav is an artificial reservoir that was built to collect and store water. Located in the dry region of Patan in Gujarat, Sahasralinga Talav was built considering the minute details of architecture, and the knowledge of water management system that was available during the period. While preserving water was the main reason to build this lake, it was also decided to bring a holy […]

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Adalaj Stepwell

Adalaj Stepwell

Stepwells are unique structures that were built during the bygone era, primarily to store water. These structures were built in the semi-arid regions, and acted as primary source of water to the villagers residing nearby. Some of these stepwells also used to act as shelters to travellers, who used to escape the scotching heat of the mid-day sun. There are many stepwells in India, starting […]

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Modhera Sun Temple

Modhera Sun Temple

Located next to River Pushpavati, the small town of Modhera is quite popular for its 1000+ year old Sun Temple. The temple was built by King Bhimdev of the Solanki Dynasty in 1026-1027 AD. The Solankis used to worship Surya or Sun God, and are believed to be Suryavanshis (descendents of Sun God). Like most temples built during this period, the architecture of Sun Temple at […]

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Fontainhas

Fontainhas

The beaches of Goa has always fascinated me. The natural beauty of endless sea waters, gentle waves, the shacks on most beaches, you can spend enough time doing nothing 🙂 You can spend time by just sitting on the golden sand, and feeling the mild waves touching the feet. Or you can walk along the shoreline on a sandy beach. You can even enjoy the stunning […]

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Lakhpat

Lakhpat

Lakhpat is a small town located close to the western most tip of Gujarat. Historically, Lakhpat used to an important port city. During its peak trading time, the revenues used to cross more than one lakh koris (Kori was a monetary unit being used at Kutch during those times). In fact, the town derives its name due to this reason (land of one lakh koris). […]

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Cellular Jail

Cellular Jail

Each one of us who have studied in the schools of India would have definitely studied about Cellular Jail or Saza-e-Kalapani at one time or the other. The jail, which had the toughest punishment for all the prisoners (mostly freedom fighters), used to be the ultimate “tool” for the Britishers to scare all those who opposed their rule in India. That is because the prisoners […]

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Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort in Bikaner is one of the few forts that was NOT built on top of a hill. The fort was constructed in 16th century by Raja Rai Singh and it took almost 5 years to build this fort. Entrance of Junagarh Fort Entrance Hall Artistically designed and carved walls and windows! Artistic Corridors The fort now also houses a museum which has collections […]

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Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort is the largest fort in Kerala that is built in over 40 acres of land at the edge of Arabian Sea. Bekal Fort is in the shape of a giant keyhole and is built in 17th Century. The fort is built on the sea, and two sides of the fort wall always guards against the unending waves of Arabian Sea. The fort is […]

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Vellore Fort

Vellore Fort

Vellore is a city that is located on the banks of Palar River and is 150 km from Chennai and 200 km from Bangalore. Vellore has had its share of history when the city was ruled by several kingdoms at different periods. Starting from Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire, Rashtrakutas, Nawabs, and the British. Vellore Fort is built during 16th Century by the Vijayanagar Empire. The […]

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is a coastal town that is located 60km from Chennai, and 100 km from Pondicherry. This place had a great history around 6-7th century and was ruled by the Pallava dynasty at that time. There were several sculptures which were carved on rocks throughout this town. However, it is not known why the rulers from this place migrated/disappeared. However, today, the town has a lot […]

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