India Heritage Sites

Group of Monuments at Hampi – A world heritage site

Vijayanagar Empire, which existed between 14th CE and 16th CE, is considered to be very significant because it was the last great Hindu kingdom. This makes Hampi all the more important because it was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. Read More

Great Living Chola Temples in Tamil Nadu

The group of temples that were built under the reign of Chola empire during 11th and `12th century are generally referred to as the great living Chola temples. These temples are not just limited to one place and are built Read More

Fatehpur Sikri – A historical Place near Agra

Fatehpur Sikri, which was the capital of the Mughal Empire for about 10 years, is also referred to as the City of Victory. This is located in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district and was built by the great emperor Akbar in Read More

Ellora Caves – One of the sacred destinations and heritage sites of India

Ellora, otherwise called as Verul or Elura, gets its name from the old name Elapura and is situated at a marginal distance of 29 km from Aurangabad. The Ellora Caves were built by the great Rashtrakuta dynasty and were declared Read More

The Elephanta Caves- UNSESCO World Heritage Site

The Elephanta caves are present on island of Elephanta or Gharapuri, which is also called the ‘City of Caves’ and is located in close proximity to Bombay and in the sea of Oman. In these caves one could see the Read More

Churches and convents of Goa

Goa, which was once the capital of Portuguese Indies, is renowned for many reasons but it is particularly very popular for the churches and convents found here. The most popular church of all is the church of Bom Jesus wherein Read More

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

You’ve come across it in zillions of Hindi movies. It was the front portion of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or CST in short was previously recognized as the Victoria Terminus. It is now the headquarters of the Mumbai’s Central Railways. Read More

Champaner-Parvagadh Archeological Park

While you are on your trip to Gujrat, it is worthwhile to visit this park which is in Champaner. This beautifully landscaped park is located in the Panchmahal district in Gujarat. It is a park which gives us an ideal Read More

Buddhist Monuments At Sanchi

We continued our onward journey with a trip to the Sanchi on the Buddhist leg of our journey. The Sanchi Stupa is amongst the three famous World Heritage Sites in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located just fifty Read More

Bhimbetka: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

We made our onward journey to Bhimbeta from Bhopal. We were certainly amazed to know that since their discovery in 1957 they have become very popular. It was in 1888 that they were first mentioned as a Buddhist site. It Read More