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Ancient Indian Architecture



Ajanta Caves in MaharashtraThe relics of ancient India will amaze any visitor with their aura of artistic classiness and exquisite beauty. Whether you are a first timer or a history freak, one look at the wondrous beauty of the monuments built in such great empires such as the Mauraya's, Chalukya's, and Pandya's and you'll understand why that time was known as "India's Golden Era

Some of the famous ancient places worth checking out include Kaushambi, famous as a Buddhist pilgrimage, this place was visited by Lord Buddha after gaining enlightenment in the 6th and 9th century. The monumental part in southern India is mostly known for its temples and some worth a visit temple sites comprise of Vijaynagar Empire's capital Hampi known for its intricate temple architecture in Karnataka, the most sacred shrine of south India - Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and the temple city of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.

Ancient India Architecture - Monuments of Ancient India


Khajuraho Temples
Once a great capital of Chandela Kings, the temple town of Khajuraho has become one of the most visited temple site in India. Out of the once existing eighty-five temples, only twenty-five, strewn amidst the lakes and fields have survived.
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Hampi, Karnataka
Hampi was once the capital of the powerful Vijayanagar empire, which for two centuries remained the most powerful empire in Indian history. It was once considered at one time greater then Rome and "The best provided city in the world".
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Ajanta Caves
These caves are the most magnificent examples of rock cut architecture and cave paintings. The Ellora caves are over 10 centuries old and represent elaborate sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths. While the caves at Ajanta dates back to the 5th century and contain paintings and sculptures of major events in the life of Lord Buddha.
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Ellora Caves
These caves are the most magnificent examples of rock cut architecture and cave paintings. The Ellora caves are over 10 centuries old and represent elaborate sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths. While the caves at Ajanta dates back to the 5th century and contain paintings and sculptures of major events in the life of Lord Buddha.
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Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Located on the Bay of Bengal, Mamallapuram means "the town of Mamalla, the great wrestler". This famous temple site of South India hails as one of the best prototype of the Dravidian Architecture.
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Kaushambi, U.P.
Kaushambi was the capital of 'Vatsa Janpad' ruled by King Udyana, during the time of Buddha. The ruins of an ancient fort stand testimony to its ancient past.

Tirupati, A.P.
Tirupati is known as the abode of the Hindu God Venkateshvara, known as " The Lord of Seven Hills". Said to be the richest temple in the world, this temple is a vibrant cultural and philanthropic institution with a grand history spanning several centuries.

Ashokan Rock Eddicts, Gujarat
The Junagadh rocks cover all the 14 edicts that King Ashoka had issued and are in a western dialect, with many Magadhi words resembling Pali.

Amaravati, A. P.
Amaravati has made Andhra sculpture a byword among the plastic arts of the world, since the Amaravati Buddhist sculptures are world-famous as the most perfect example of what is called the Andhra or the Amaravati type of sculpture.

Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
Lepakshi is a small village that lies nine miles east of Hindupur in Anantapur District of Andhra. Lepakshi is famous for its temple of Veerabhadra, and is also a renowned place where the best specimens of the mural paintings of the Vijayanagar kings are available.

Bodhi Temples, Bihar
The place where Lord Buddha became the enlightened one, Bodh Gaya is the greatest pilgrim centre for Buddhists of the world. Numerous monasteries constructed by Burmese, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Bhutanese in their native architectural styles provide great attraction to tourists.

Maha Bodhi Temples, Bihar
Believed to be built by emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC, The architecture of this temple is unparalleled in North India. A major attraction of this temple site is the huge Idol of Buddha in the 'Bhumisparsa Mudra'.

Parasnath, Bihar
It still has those lovely stained glass windows for which it is so famed. It is about 4,481 feet high and is situated along the Grand Trunk road about 200 miles from Kolkatta.

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