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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Discover Exquisite Temples and Architecture of India

Here is a quick table that links to my experiences of the ‘Exquisite Temples and Architecture of India’.
Sorted in alphabetical order. First, by ‘State’ and then by ‘Place of Interest’. 

Exquisite Temples of India 

Andhra Pradesh

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Birla Mandir Hyderabad Birla Mandir, Hyderabad, India
Charminar Hyderabad A Secular Front!!

Charminar – The Wonder of Hyderabad!!
Golconda Fort Hyderabad Golconda Fort Top offers exciting views of the living city and the city in ruins!!

Ancient Kingdom of Golconda, Near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Kailashgiri Vishakhapatnam A Walk through the Kailashgiri Temple Campus at Vishakhapatnam


Arunachal Pradesh

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Tak-Tsang Gompa (T Gompa) 35 Kilometres North West of Tawang Buddhist Monk at Tak-Tsang Gompa, Arunachal Pradesh

Tak-Tsang Gompa or T Gompa: As serene as it gets
Tawang Gompa Tawang The Serene and Majestic Tawang Gompa

Travel Photo: Buddhist Student at Tawang Gompa
Thukje Chueling Ani Gompa 10 Kms from Tawang Thukje Chueling Ani Gompa, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Ugyenling Monastery 5 kms from Tawang Ugyenling Monastery: Birth Place of the 6th Dalai Lama


Bihar

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Golghar Patna Golghar – Yesteryears granary in Patna, Bihar


Daman and Diu

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Church of Saint Francis of Assisi Diu A Portuguese Old Town


Goa

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Tamdi Surla Temple Mollem Goa’s Wild Side


Jammu and Kashmir

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Hemis Monastery Hemis, Ladakh Hemis Monastery: Ladakh’s richest monastery
Lamayuru Monastery Lamayuru, Ladakh Lamayuru: Of rock mountains, scenic peace and home to Ladakh’s largest gompa


Jharkhand

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Jagannathpur Temple Ranchi Jagannathpur Temple – Famous Pilgrimage Centre of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India


Karnataka

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Badami Cave Temples Badami Admiring the Temple Architecture at the former Chalukya Capital of Badami, Karnataka, India
Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Near Chamarajnagar Enroute Biligiri Ranganatha (BR) Hills, Karnataka, India
Channakeshava Temple Belur Hoysala Village Resort – Relive the Hoysala Days!

Portraits: Adorable Kid at Channakeshava Temple, Belur, Karnataka, India

Sunset Silhouette Moments from Belur Channakeshava Temple
Doddagaddavalli Lakshmi Devi Temple Doddagaddavalli, 16 kms from Hassan on the Hassan – Belur route Doddagaddavalli Lakshmi Devi Temple – Lesser known destination on the Hoysala Map!
Hampi Ruins and Group of Monuments – UNESCO World Heritage Site Hampi Sweltering Summer weekend and the ruins of Hampi – A recipe to get baked in history!!

Ruins that have a soul – Hampi, Karnataka, India
Inam Dattatreya Baba Budan Swamy Dargah Baba Budangiri Hills near Chickmagalur Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 2: Mulaiyangiri to Baba Budangiri
Kollur Mookambika Temple Kollur Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 6: Mangalore – Kollur – Kodachadri Forests
Kukke Subramanya Temple Kukke Subramanya Kumaraparvatha Trek, Karnataka, India
Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna The Beaches of Gokarna, Karnataka, India – It can’t get any better!!
Male Mahadeshwara Temple MM Hills, Chamarajnagar District Camping Trip – Male Mahadeshwara (MM) Hills, Karnataka, India
Murudeshwar Temple Murudeshwar The Temple Beach Town of Murudeshwar in Karnataka, India
Nalnad Palace Kakkabe, Coorg Nalnad Palace near Kakkabe in Coorg
Namdroling Buddhist Monastery Bylakuppe, Coorg Bylakuppe – India’s Largest Tibetan Settlement in Interior Karnataka
Pattadakkal World Heritage Site and Group of Temples Pattadakkal Prototyping Temple Architecture at Pattadakkal, Karnataka, India
Rosary Church Ruins Shettihalli, about 25 kms from Hassan Shettihalli Rosary Church Ruins near Hassan, Karnataka
Sarvajna Peetha Kodachadri Hills Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 7 and 8: Kodachadri Hills
Somnathpur Keshava Temple Somnathpur Somnathpur Keshava Temple: An OffBeat Cultural Trail just outside of Bangalore
Underground Temples of Talakad Talakad, Mysore District Camping Trip – Talakad, Karnataka, India
Yaana Cave Temple Near Gokarna Yaana Hills – Towering Black Beauties in Karnataka, India


Madhya Pradesh

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Birla Mandir (Lakshmi Narayan Temple) Bhopal Birla Mandir in Bhopal, India
Khajuraho Group of Monuments Khajuraho Of history, temples, sculptures, erotica and kamasutra
Moti Masjid Bhopal Moti Masjid, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India


Maharashtra

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Bibi Ka Maqbara Aurangabad Bibi-Ka-Maqbara: A Taj Mahal Lookalike!!
Daulatabad Fort Near Aurangabad Daulatabad Fort near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Diksha Bhoomi Nagpur Diksha Bhoomi – A Holy Buddhist Monument in Nagpur, India
Panch Chakki Aurangabad Panch Chakki – A Medieval Water Mill at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India


Orissa

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Dhauli Hill (Dhaulagiri) 8 Kms from Bhubaneshwar Dhauli Hill (Dhaulagiri), Orissa, India
Lingaraj Temple Bhubaneshwar Lingaraj Temple from Bindu Sagar
Rajarani Temple Bhubaneshwar Rajarani Temple – A Kalinga Episode!!


Punjab

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Golden Temple Amritsar Holy Shrine of the Sikhs


Rajasthan

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
City Palace Udaipur The city of palaces
Monsoon Palace Udaipur The city of palaces


Sikkim

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Lingdum or Ranka Monastery Near Gangtok Young Buddhist Monks undergo Lama Dance Training at Lingdum Monastery, Sikkim, India

The Aura of Lingdum or Ranka Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Pemayangtze Monastery Pelling Pelling and West Sikkim – of monasteries, waterfalls, high bridges and treks in the Kangchendzonga range


Tamil Nadu

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Airavateeswara Temple Darasuram Airavateeswara Temple: The best of the Great Living Chola Temples
Arapaleeswarar Temple Kolli Hills Wish Granting Tree

Arapaleeswarar Temple in Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu, India
Brihadeeshwara Temple Thanjavur The Famous Tanjore Paintings

Brihadeeswarar Temple: More than 1000 years of Heritage
Chidambaram Natarajar Temple Chidambaram Colourful shops on the temple streets of Chidambaram

Chidambaram Natarajar Temple – The Koil!!
Devi Kumari Temple Kanyakumari At our land’s end
Fort Dansborg Tranquebar/Tharangambadi Fort Dansborg, Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu, India
Masilamani Nathar Temple Tranquebar/Tharangambadi Ruins of Masilamani Nathar Temple, Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu, India
Meenakshi Amman Temple Madurai Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple – A Change for the better!
Sea Shore Temple Mahabalipuram A 7th century wonder
Tanjore Palace Thanjavur Tanjore Palace: Rich History is Preserved Here


Uttar Pradesh

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Kashi Vishwanatha Temple Varanasi Varanasi – the oldest living city in the world!!
Taj Mahal Agra Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world!!


West Bengal

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Yiga Chilling Buddhist Monastery Darjeeling Darjeeling – the true queen of hill stations in India



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