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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Manasapurna Karani Mata Temple

Manasapurna Karani Mata Temple

Manasapurna Karani Mata Temple is located on top of Machhala Hill. Being located on a hill top, the surroundings of the temple provides awesome views of Udaipur. You can spot Lake Palace, City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Sajjangarh Fort etc from the top of the hill. Manasapurna Karani Mata Temple There are two ways you can reach the top of Machhala Hill. The first one […]

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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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Mount Abu

Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. At an elevation of 1220 m/4000 ft, located on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan, Mount Abu provides ample relief to the heat wave elsewhere in the state. Neighboring the desert, Mount Abu provides refreshing change in the landscape and provides amazing views of the valley of Aravalli Range. Due to the only hill station in […]

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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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Karni Mata Rat Temple

Karni Mata Rat Temple

Rat Temple? Yikes! I am not even going to read about it! Is that what you were thinking? Well, why am I not surprised. Whether you like rats (really?) or not, you can visit this temple for its sheer uniqueness. The rats. Yes, the temple has more than 25000 rats which never leave the temple. You can see rats everywhere inside the temple, usually drinking milk, […]

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Bullet Baba Temple

Bullet Baba Temple

You can hear many unusual stories in India. The most recent one I came across is “Bullet Baba Temple”. It all started when I was travelling from Jodhpur to Udaipur, when the driver said “Sir, May I stop here for for some time? I want to buy a bottle of beer”. I was surprised by this request, and noticing my puzzled face, he said “Its not […]

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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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Shore Temple

Shore Temple

The shore temple at Mahabalipuram was constructed during the 7th century by the Pallava Kings. The shore temple is yet another marvel from the Pallava dynasty. Sunrise at Shore Temple Within the shore temple premises, there are three temples located very close to the sea shore. The oldest and the largest of them all is the temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple […]

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Bylakuppe

Bylakuppe

Bylakuppe is a small village near Kushalnagar (about 50 km from Madikeri) in the state of Karnataka. This village is known because of its Tibetan settlement. Approximately 70,000 Tibetans live in this area. The area was provided by Karnataka State Government to establish the settlement when the Tibetans relocated in the 1960s. There are several Buddhist Monasteries and Buddhist study centres in this area. The […]

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