Most beautiful temple in India
Mount Abu, the most beautiful Jain temple in India located 30 km from Abu road on the Ahmedabad - Jaipur railway line. Dilwara temple of Abu are made with intricate carvings on white marble. The years of construction spanned years in the 11 th century.
Mt. ABU - Jain Dilwara temples : Adinath temple (1031 AD), Hill resort, Nakki lake, Adha devi temple, Gaumuk temple, Raghunathji temple, Sunset point, Honey moon point, Achalgargh fort (8 km) - temple.
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Ranakpur a wonder in white marble
Ranakpur temple, Rajasthan : The largest Jain temple in India in the forested Aravalli hills is 30 km from Falna railway station (On Ahmedabad - Marwar - Delhi line). The 13 th century temple is dedicated to Sun god built in the classic Nagara style. The temple is richly ornamented with intricate sculptural work in white limestone. The sanctum is crowned with a shikhara and the octagonal mandapa preceeding the sanctum has six verandahs. The mandapa houses exquisitely carved pillars and sculpted toranas join the columns, leading to the sanctum.
The Adinath Jain temple complex has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars of which no two are exactly alike. A quadruple image of Adinath stands in the main shrine, open on all four sides. Another spectacular temple in Ranakpur is the Chaumukh temple dedicated to Adinath, one of the Jain Tirthankaras.
Ranakpur Jain temple is one of the main Jain pilgrim centres in India. The huge temple complex is made of pure white marble quarried from Makrana in Rajastan, which has supplied quality white marble to Taj Mahal and Victoria memorial Kolkatta.
The beautifully carved temple is made in three stories and photography is permitted from 1300 h onwards at a fee of Rs 50.
It is 2 hour jouney from Abu road by train. Well connected by bus from Udaipur and Jodhpur via Falna.
Be in Ranakpur and enjoy the marvel. Don't miss the Abu too.
Most beautiful temples
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MYSORE - ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN INDIA.
Location : In Karnataka state and 3 hour rail journey from State capital Bangalore. Mysore is well connected by bus with all the main places in the state. Dassera is the state festival celebrated in Nov.
Mysore Jagan Mohan palace (3 storied Palace) : One main attractions in Mysore are the Jagan Mohan palace and Sri Chamarajendra art gallery. Sri Chamarajendra art gallery has a good collection of Raja Ravi Varma paintings.
The zoological gardens is one of the best in India with a good collection of animals and birds including some of the rare species from the Polar area.
Rail museum near the Manas Gangotri University campus is having some very good display of vintage railway coaches and engines. This is one of the best few Rail museums in India.
St.Philomina's church (with underground graveyard), museum of art & archaeology and folklore museum at University of Mysore, Lalith Mahal palace now a 5 star hotel, Chamundi hills (13 km, temple, 4.8 m Nandi statue half way up),
Brindavan Gardens (19 km) - Brindavan gardens is a beautiful garden set up near the Krishna Rajendra dam. Garden is well maintained and too clean. Garden will be lighted in the evenings and has a fine dancing fountain (Light & sound show in the enening) at the end.
Srirangapatana - It is 16 km from Mysore on the banks of Cauveri river. It was the capital of Great King Tipu Sultan, museum, palace, tombs of Tipu Sultan & Hyder Ali (his father), Sangam - confluence of 3 rivers, place where Tipu Sultan found dead while fighting with the British, fort, mosque and a huge temple.
RANGANATHITTU bird sanctuary (19 km), Nanjangud (22 km) - Nanjundeswara temple, Somnathpur (38 km) - Hoysala temple, Shivsamudram water falls (85 km) - Asia's first hydro electric project, Mercara/Coorg (120 km) - Hill station.
For Mysore photos visit : http://gallery.bizhat.com/showgallery.php/cat/983
Places of interest in Nashik
Places of interest in Nashik
Hindu pilgrim centre, Simhastha fair is held here once in 12 years, temples, holy river Godavari.
Ramkund : This holy tank is 27m by 12 m was built in 1696 by Chitrarao Khatarkar. It is believed that Ram and Sita used to bathe in this tank during their exile . Every Hindu wishes his ashes to be immeresed here so as to attain "moksha".
Muktidham temple : Built in marble, the 18 chapters of the Geeta are written on the walls. Located near the Nashik road railway station.
Coin museum : The Indian institute of research in numismatic studies, the only one of its kind in Asia , established in 1980, has maintained extensive archives or photographs of coins.
Pandavleni : located on the Trivasmi hill, these caves are built by Jain kings 2000 years ago. There are some 24 caves that were home to Jain saints.
Klaram temple : 70 ft temple made with black stones and is surrounded by many small temples.
Upnagar Infant Jesus church near Muktidham temple.
For photos of NASHIK : http://gallery.bizhat.com/showgallery.php?cat=1699
Shirdi Sai Baba
Shirdi : Major pilgrim centre 90 km from Nashik is the abode of Sai Baba, popularly known as "the child of God". Sai Baba preached tolerance towards all religions and the message of universal brotherhood. Thursday holy to Sai Baba, is marked by special 'pujas and darshans'.
Saptashringi Devi temple (60 km from Nashik, near Vani, 1.5 hour by bus) - This is a popular religious place - Hindu pilgrim centre - at the base of it's final plateau, the self manifested Goddess possessing 18 weapons in 18 hands is revered here.
Trekking : Get down at Chandakpur phata (5 km after Vani on the Nanduri route) by Saptashringi bus. Walk towards left to reach the base of the hill and climb the ridge to rock wall. Climb over a series of steep rock carved steps to temple at top (5km). Inscriptions and Hanuman temple on the way near the top. -Fine views of the prominent hill : Markandeya with a temple at top. Markandeya can be climbed by the connecting ridge.- On this upper plateau, one can see a steep rising rock wall. Right route leads to the temple. Climb the steps to temple at top. One can take a parikrama around the hill, if desired. The trek takes 2 hour to climb up.
Enjoy the compay of hills !...
For Saptashringi trek photos : http://gallery.bizhat.com/showgallery.php/cat/1701
Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho temples, Madya Pradesh : 22 temples of 950 AD by Chandelas are known for their graceful contours and erotic sculptures. Khajuraho has archaeological museum. (Rail head Jhansi/ Satna : 172/117 km), Dubela museum (64 km).
Western group temples : Kandariya Mahadeo, Chausat Yogini, Chitragupta, Viswanath, Raja Rani.
Eastern group temples : Parasvanath (largest in this group), Adinath.
Southern group temples : Duladeo temple having figures of sexual intercourse and women in different poses, Chaturbhuj temple. Dance festival (March).
Sanchi stupa, near Bhopal, Madya Pradesh : The great hemisphere is 120 ft in diameter, and covers the relics of Gautama Buddha. Sanchi is 47 km from Bhopal - 300 BC stupa, a world heritage centre, Great stupa is 16.4 m high and 36.5 m in diameter with 4 carved gateways, Buddhist pilgrim centre, archaeological musuem. Vidisha (10 km) - Heliodorous pillar, Udayagiri caves.
Madya Pradesh photos