Ellora Caves: Cave temples of India In the Indian state of Maharashtra is the village of Ellora with 34 amazing caves, carved into the mountain Charanandri vertical surface. Ellora – the official World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The caves consist of 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain temples and monasteries built during the period from VI to X vek.Eti cave – a sign of religious harmony that prevailed in India during this period. Ellora Caves.
Chand Baori is a famous stepwell situated in the village Abhaneri near Jaipur in Indian state of Rajasthan. This step well is located opposite Harshat Mata Temple and is one of the deepest and largest step wells in India. It was built in 9th century and has 3500 narrow steps and 13 stories and is 100 feet deep. It is a fine example of the architectural excellence prevalent in the past. (via 500px / Photo “Step Well in India” by Joe Routon) #india
India Travel: List of places to visit in Goa. India travel tips of destinations in the South India state of Goa for you to consider adding to your India backpacking trip in South Asia! Goa is a reasonable distance by train from big cities like Mumbai and Bangalore, as well as the popular tourist state of Kerala. Use this list and map as a guide to planning your India trip itinerary!
Cochin Jews -They are the oldest group of Jews in India, with possible roots claimed to date to the time of King Solomon. The Cochin Jews settled in the Kingdom of Cochin in South India,now part of the state of Kerala. As early as the 12th century, mention is made of the Black Jews in southern India. The Jewish traveler, Benjamin of Tudela, speaking of Kollam (Quilon) on the Malabar Coast, writes in his Itinerary: "...throughout the island, including all the towns thereof, live several…
LAKSHMIBAI, the RANI of JHANSI (19 November 1828 – 17 June 1858) was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi, situated in the north-central part of India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and for Indian nationalists a symbol of resistance to the rule of the British East India Company in the subcontinent.