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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72 Jinalaya Jain Temple

72 Jinalaya Jain Temple

Jain temples in the region of Gujarat and Rajasthan are known for their immaculate beauty. These temples are mostly built with white marble which gives a very elegant look even from a distance. The intricacy of the work on the walls and pillars, spectacular work on the inner side of the central domes, and several other characteristics are the highlights of these temples. 72 Jinalaya […]

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Badrinath

Badrinath

Badrinath is a holy town located at an elevation of 3300 m / 10800 ft. It is one of the four important pilgrimage sites in India famously called as the “Char Dham” of India. Char Dham, which means four holy abodes, comprises of Badrinath (Badrinath Temple) in the north, Puri (Jagannath Temple) in the east, Beyt Dwarka (Shri Dwaradhish Temple) in the west and Rameshwaram (Ramanatha Swamy temple) in […]

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Mana

Mana

Mana is a small town located at an altitude of 3200 m / 10500 ft. Mana wears the crown of being the last inhabited village of India along the India-Tibet/China border. The India-Tibet border is connected to this village through the 24 km long Mana Pass. However, no civilians are allowed to go beyond this village. If you want to go beyond this village towards […]

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McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is a small yet beautiful and scenic town that is located at a distance of 10 km from Dharamshala. McLeod Ganj is surrounded by the hills of  Dhauladar Himalayan Ranges and offers picturesque views all over the town. The town has gained popularity after it became the administrative headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile. Views from McLeod Ganj   View from McLeod […]

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St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church in Diu Island is the only functioning church that is built by the Portuguese. The construction of the church began in 1601, and took 9 years to complete. St Paul’s Church is dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. St Paul’s Church is considered to be the best example of baroque architecture in India. The detailing and the intricacy of the design of this church […]

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Auroville / Matri Mandir

Auroville / Matri Mandir

Auroville is an experimental township which was founded by Mirra Alfassa (known as ‘The Mother’ by her followers). She was one of the disciples of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and was instrumental in setting up Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry / Pondicherry. After his death in 1950, Mirra Alfassa used to run the ashram. In 1968, she envisioned a township where men and women of all countries can […]

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Aurobindo Ashram

Aurobindo Ashram

Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry (or Pondicherry as it was earlier known as) is an ashram that was setup in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, one of India’s greatest philosopher-poets, who later became a follower of spirituality and yoga. Sri Aurobindo Ashram Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1872. His childhood and schooling was done overseas, and he returned to India at the […]

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Achalgarh Temple

Achalgarh Temple

Achalgarh Shiva Temple is a temple located at about 11 km from Mount Abu at Achalgarh. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is referred here is Achaleshwar Mahadev. Achaleshwar translates to “Immovable Shiva”, and is called so as the temple is built around a toe print of Lord Shiva himself! It is also believed that the shiva linga in this temple is natural! […]

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Ranakpur Jain Temple

Ranakpur Jain Temple

Ranakpur is a small town located in one of the valley of Aravalli Range. It is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur, and is famous for the Jain Temple. The Jain Temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinath, the first Tirthankar of the present half-cycle (according to Jain). It is believed that one of the local businessman, Dharma Shah, started the construction in 15th century. It […]

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