Darasuram Airavatesvara Temple, Great Living Chola Temples

Darasuram is famous for the 12th century Airavatesvara Temple, built by Rajaraja Chola II. Airavatesvara Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Thanjavur Brihadeeswara Temple and Gangaikondacholisvaram Temple. These 3 temples are called the Great Living Chola Temples. Sanctum of Airavateshwarar temple at Darasuram Airavatesvara Temple is Dedicated to Lord Shiva. Deity of…

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Red Fort, Delhi, Residence of the Mughal Emperors

Red Fort at Delhi was the official Residence of the Mughal Emperors for nearly Two Centuries from mid 16th century to mid 18th century. 1857 Rebellion against the British saw the British winning the rebellion. The British had destroyed two-thirds of the inner structures of the Red fort. Later on, under Lord Curzon, Viceroy of…

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Qutub Minar, World’s Tallest Brick Minaret

Qutub Minar is the World’s Tallest Brick Minaret at old Delhi, India. Qutb Complex which consists of Qutab Minar and surrounding ancient and medieval monuments are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The minar (tower) is constructed using red sandstone and marble. Qutub Minar is also known as as Qutb Minar, Qutab Minar, Kutub Minar. Kutuminar…

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Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, UNESCO World Heritage site

Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Western Ghats, in the state of Goa. The Wildlife sanctuary has an area of 208.5 square kilometers. Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is also a ‘Project Tiger reserve’, to save Bengal Tigers. Nilgiri Woodpigeon, a Globally threatened bird species, at the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary. Mhadei…

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Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur

Brihadeeswarar Temple, is a famous Shiva temple situated at Thanjavur alias hotels in Tanjore in Tamilnadu state of India. Brihadeeswarar Temple, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is part of “Great Living Chola Temples“. Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar Temple Brihadeeswarar Temple is called “Peruvudaiyar Kovil” in local language Tamil, Brihadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur or Thanjur, is…

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Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Rock Paintings

Paintings in Rock Shelter 8, Bhimbetka Rock Shelters. Bhimbetka is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the oldest Indian petroglyph archaeological site dating back to the Paleolithic Era, establishing proof of human habitation in the Indian sub-Continent. Paleolithic Era is the period extending from around 2.6 million years back to Pleistocene Period which is around…

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Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park is UNESCO World Heritage site situated at the peak of Nanda Devi Himalayan range in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Nanda Devi Peaks in the Nanda Devi National Park Nanda Devi National Park lies at a height of 25646 feet above sea level (7817 meters). This National Park was declared as…

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Thanjavur Temples, Tanjore Paintings, Great Living Chola Temples

Thanjavur or Tanjore is an ancient historical temple town in Tamilnadu state of India. Tanjore was the capital of many of the ancient empires like Chola, Pandya, Vijayanagar, etc. UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Great Living Chola Temples Thanjavur is famous for its temples , art and architecture. “The Great Living Chola Temples” of…

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