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India is a kaleidoscope of radically varying cultures and traditions that are reflected in the language, art, architecture, customs, food and festivals. Brace yourself for a journey to some of Soumi Biswas favorite holiday destinations in India.
Source: Beyond the Taj
Two tourist visitor centers set up at the Ajanta and Ellora caves here by the Maharashtra government with funding from the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) have been shut due to their pending water and electricity dues worth Rs 5 crore.
New Delhi-based photographer Benoy K. Behl got whisked into a world of compassion while documenting some of the world’s finest ancient paintings.
New study highlights conservation challenges for this historic site…
The number of tourists visiting the famous Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra has been going down due to poor condition of the key connecting road as its repair…
The Ajanta Caves in the Indian state of Maharashtra are a standing testimony to the impeccable artists of ancient India. Depicting the teaching of the Buddha, the Caves were discovered accidently in the year 1819 by a British official…
From Meghalaya to Karnataka, these are the top caves to be explored in India.
Source: Top 5 Caves to Explore in India
Andrea Miller visits the ancient artistic wonder known as the Ajanta Caves. As an inscription inside says, it’s best to attain nirvana, but second best is living in beauty.
Source: Only Nirvana Is More Beautiful
It was 627 A.D. when Hsuan-Tsang, a Buddhist monk, left China under the cover of night and headed westward, to seek out original Buddhist texts and teachings. He was dissatisfied with the contradictions that he found in several schools of Buddhism extant in China at that time, and made his way across…
Source: Of Caves, Art And Piety
A UNESCO World Heritage Site can be any place such as a forest, lake, building, island, mountain, monument, desert, complex or a city; which has a…
Ahead of World Water Day on March 22, the Ajanta Caves, in an embarrassment to the Maharashtra Government, have been left to languish without water for a month now amid an intensifying Marathwara drought.
In the sixth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at the rock-cut Ajanta Caves. A chance discovery in 1819 led to the first exposure of the spectacular artistic vision contained in the Ajanta and Ellora Caves (we carried Ellora in the third edition). Built in two phases over more than 500 years, with collective patronage cutting across religions, the Ajanta Caves stand out as the finest example of the arts, architecture, and sculpture of ancient India.
India has numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites and it’s time you learn about them all in our blog. Find the most visited UNESCO site in India.
The Indian government, in partnership with Japan, gathered hundreds of people from around the globe to celebrate the teachings of the Lord Buddha in last week’s International Buddhist Conclave. Now in its sixth edition, the…
Read about the places to visit in Deccan Plateau. Find out about South India tourist places, Mumbai points of interest, Badami cave temples, etc.
The Deccan Plateau derived its name from the Sanskrit word “dakshina” which means “south”. It is a huge, raised, triangular plateau that makes most of South India.
It is flanked by the two magnanimous mountain ranges of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats while the Satpura mountain ranges crowns the plateau in the north. The principal rivers flowing through the Deccan Plateau include the river Krishna, Godavari and Kaveri, where they flow towards the Bay of Bengal.
The Deccan Plateau has a rich history of powerful dynasties ruling in the past, such as the Pallavas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Vijayanagara Empire, Marathas, to name a few.
These incredible sites have been preserved since their conception. Here’s our favourite monuments from around the world.
How old can ‘old’ really be? Ancient ruins reveal much about ancient culture and these incredible sites have been preserved since their conception.
Visit the monuments that still stand today and see what life was like in a place that ceased to exist years ago. These are some of the world’s most beautiful ancient ruins.
1.Temple of Confucius, China
Location: Qufu City
The end of September this year marked the 2568th anniversary since the birth of the Confucius – the Chinese educator, philosopher and educator. A grand ceremony took place in his honour and the majestic Temple of Confucius named after the Chinese leader was built in 1302. It’s one of the most renowned temples and the second largest temple in China.
Agreed! That I am also one of those people who are fascinated by the idea of walking into Lourve ‘ (and also one of those who probably don’t know the correct pronunciation of this name)just because it’s in Paris and walking in those Boston and Philly “Museums of history”holding hands with someone I love.. But wait! Let’s take a step back look around us.We are the freaking history creators long before the West rose to power. Not that any nations’ history isn’t great but we have been there since like the start of civilization. This was the idea to stop procrastinating and visiting Ajanta and Ellora, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.
So one fine Saturday I caught the bus to Ajanta (in Aurangabad) from Pune for 500 bucks –reached early morning and waited a couple of hours for the caves to open.