The rock-cut temples on peaceful Elephanta Island are thought to have been carved between 450 and 750 AD. These holy places survived Portuguese vandalism and...more
After Gandhi was assassinated in 1948, his body was cremated, and the site is now a national shrine. A black marble slab sits in a large courtyard, inscribed...more
Nothing reinforces your sense of having arrived in the city quite as emphatically as the Gateway of India, Mumbai's defining landmark (at the end of C....more
The windswept dome and minarets of the Haji Ali shrine, built in 1631, appear to float in the Arabian Sea when the tide is in; as the water recedes, a narrow...more
If you fancy a break from Delhi's groomed World Heritage–sponsored sites, then head to the mausoleum of 14th-century Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya,...more
Akbar, Humayun's son and the greatest of India's Mughal emperors, built this awe-inspiring monument, probably between 1562 and 1571. His intention,...more
Most of Jaipur's highlights lie within the confines of the historical center of the Pink City, so-called for the light terracotta color of the buildings. A walk...more
This fairy-tale medieval fortress town surrounded by the Thar Desert is crisscrossed by labyrinthine streets. Its many havelis (private mansions) with...more
This exquisite red-sandstone and marble mosque, where thousands gather to pray daily, was built between 1644 and 1658 by 5,000 laborers. The mosque is one of...more
Jantar Mantar (meaning "instruments for mathematical calculation") is an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur back in 1724. Today Jai Singh's...more
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