Ranakpur Temple – Home of the Jains ... The nearby Ranakpur Temple is one of the most beautiful Jain temples in all of India. The Jains are an unusual religious group, unique to India, founded 2600 years ago. Ranakpur Temple is a white marble wonder supported by a forest of 1,444 pillars all carved with exquisite designs. The unusual temple layout also includes five spires and a maze of 29 halls topped by 80 domes.
Beyond the Golden Triangle: 8 Lesser Known Sights in Rajasthan, India
36 Hours in Hyderabad, India.... who's down for a quick weekend trip to India :) highlights: Andhra food is the spiciest in India (got a stuffy nose? not after a meal here!), 14th century fort, pearl shopping, Hyderabadi biryani for lunch (a mix of rice, spices, meat, egg or vegetables), and sleeping in a former Nizam palace that has been converted into a luxurious hotel where one can stay for under 100 a night...
Beautiful India - great photos/journey from "Hither & Thither"
Spring Festival Of Colour onor about the 8th of March the beautifully vibrant Holi festival took place around the world. It's one of those amazing Hindu spring traditions where participants throw bright scented powder and perfume at each other in celebration of the new season. It’s a brilliant way to drop all your inhibitions and simply play, dance and laugh till your belly starts hurting :)
Gorgeous colours! Imagine being a part of it all! Holli Festival India, It's one of those amazing Hindu spring traditions where participants throw bright scented powder and perfume at each other in celebration of the new season.
Top 10 things to do while visiting India 1. The Taj Mahal, Agra 2. The Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya 3. Tomb of Humayun, Nizamuddin East, Delhi 4. The Beaches of Goa 5. Lotus Temple, New Delhi 6. Mysore Palace, Mysore 7. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 8. Elephanta Cave, Elephanta Island, Mumbai 9. Harimandir Sahib, Armritsar, Punjab 10. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Tamil Nadu
After thirty years of working for a logging company, Rajan the elephant has retired to Havelock Island, where he spends his days sunning, swimming, and eating bananas on heavenly Beach No. 7.
Barefoot Scuba, on Beach No. 3, has 12 cottages (from $3), a restaurant, and dive boats. Surrounded by dense green jungle and turquoise water, it is the perfect jumping-off point for an underwater escape from the madness of the real world.