Cut from solid basalt rock, it is believed that the caves were created between the 5th and 8th centuries but the identity of the architects who actually built them is largely disputed by historians.
Tag Archives | World Heritage Sites
List of articles on the various UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
The Sunderbans is the world’s largest forest of saline-water mangroves, a Tiger Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve.
The temple was built in the 13th century by the then ruler of the eastern Ganga dynasty, King Narasimhadeva I.
Our guide claimed that the name Badami comes from the almond-colored hues of the red sandstone hills that surround the town.
After exiting the temple, we decided to head back up the Hemakuta Hill as we hadn’t really explored any of the temple shrines atop it.
Hampi, bounded by the Tungabhadra river on one side and hills on the other three sides, was the former capital of the Vijayanagara (City of Victory) Empire.
Belur, which was once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, is home to the Chennakesava Temple Complex.
Kumbakonam is an ancient city with about 188 temples built between the 7th and 16th centuries by the various dynasties that ruled over it during this period.
Red Fort is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan.
Jama Masjid is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India.