Coolest heritage sites in India – Part 1

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India’s Cultural and Historic Sites are numerous and spread across the entire country.  Many have a legacy dating back to more than a 1,000 years.

DISKIT MONASTERY, Ladakh


diskit monastery


diskit monastery statue


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Located in rugged, mountainous terrain, DISKIT MONASTERY was established in the 14th century and is affiliated with the “yellow-hat” sect of Tibetan Buddhism.  The Monastery overlooks the Nubra Valley, one of the greenest places in an otherwise arid landscape of Ladakh.

CENOTAPHS OF ORCHHA, Madhya Pradesh


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Cenotaphs-of-Orchha


These tall “cenotaphs” stand in memory of the Bundela Kings who ruled from the small town Orchha for nearly 300 years.  They are just some of the many ancient structures around Orchha built during their reign.

MEENAKSHI TEMPLE, Madurai, Tamil Nadu


Madurai temple, India


Meenakshi temple 1000 pillar hall


Meenakshi Temple


Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.


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Although the current structure is about 400 years old, the Meenakshi Temple is known to have a history of more than 2,000 years.  Even today, it is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for…

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