Ladakh. Established in the 14th centure and is affiliated with the yellow hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Madhya Pradesh. These tall cenotaphs stand in memory of Bundela kings who ruled from the small town of Orchha for nearly 300 years.
Madurai, Tamil Nadu. One of the most important pilgimage sites for people of the region.
Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Established in the 15th century to provide safety from attackers. It now showcases opulent interior palaces and houses a museum of cannon and other arms.
Mysore, Karnataka. Features elaborate lighting which is turned on only on Sundays and festival days.
Temples of Khajuraho.
Madhya, Pradesh. The temples are known for the erotic sculptures and intricate carvings on their walls.
Thrissur Kerala. Built more than 100 years ago, its towers still stand tall in the center of Thrissur town.
Noted for the similarity of its structure to that of Potala Palace in Lhasa. The stupas, or chortens, seen in the picture above are commonly placed in front of Tibetan monasteries to ward off evil forces.
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Probably the most difficult to spell in the English language.
Known for its large monolithic idol, its pathways decorated with series of pillars and intricate wood carvings.
Hampi, Karnataka. 50 meters high, nine-tiered tower. Stands as the only unspoilt structure in the middle of the vast ruins of an ancient city.
Patwon Ki Haveli
Patwon Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer Rajasthan. Was once a cluster of five private residences that once belonged to a merchant family, now declared a heritage monument.
Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh.
One of the largest and oldest monasteries in Ladakh. Affiliated with the red-hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery stands in a rugged landscape which was once under the waters of a deep, high altitude lake.
Thanjavur Temples, Tamil Nadu. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and built from sandstone in Thanjavur. One of it's most interesting features is the large stone dome on top of the temple tower, which weighs more than eighty tons. How the stone was lifted to such a height remains a mystery.
Bathing Ghats, Varanasi is often called the oldest living city in the world. The bathing ghats and temples along the bank of the River Ganges are visited by thousands of pilgrims every day.