It is believed that the word Mandu is a Prakrit corruption of Mandapa-Durgo. In the inscriptions of the Paramara kings starting from Jayavarman II, Mandapa-Durgo is mentioned as the fort city for royal residence. Founded as a fortress retreat by Raja Bhoj in the 10th century, Mandu was conquered by Alauddin Khilji,
The Chittor Fort, also known as Chittorgarh (Garh stands for Fort), is considered as one of the largest forts in India. Located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach, atop a 180 m high hill in Rajasthan state of western India, Chittorgarh stands as a testimony of the Rajput
Standing on the shores of the Bay of Bengal and basking in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konark is one of the outstanding examples of temple architecture in India. Shaped like a giant chariot, it is famous for the exquisite stone carvings that cover the entire structure. It
Vijaynagar, meaning the city of victory, was the capital city of the historic Vijaynagar Empire. As the prosperous capital of the largest and the most powerful kingdom of its time in India, Vijaynagar attracted people from all around the world. The ruined city, known as the ruins of Hampi, is a World
Angkor, located in Cambodia, is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 square km, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. Among others, they include the famous Temple of
Originally known as Rajavihara, Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. It was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII, as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. It was built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries.
Located in Kedu Valley, Central Java of Indonesia, Borobudur is the largest Mahayana Buddhist temple, as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. The huge archaeological marvel was built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty. In fact, it was built 400
The Longmen Grottoes or Longmen Caves are situated near Luoyang, in Henan Province of China. These are one of the three most famous grottoes in China, the other two are, the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang in Gansu Province and the Yungang Caves near Datong in Shanxi Province.
The Longmen Grottoes are
Though the 5000-year-old city is known to the world as Mohenjo Daro, actually nobody is aware of its real name. Till date, nobody has enabled to decipher its original identity. In fact, the expression "Mohen-Jo-Daro" is also incorrect. The correct expression or pronunciation is "Moen-Jo-Daro". It is a Sindhi term
Long, long ago, between 500 and 900 AD, there was the city of Tiwanaku or Tiahuanaco, located near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. It was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilization. Although its inhabitants didn’t develop a writing system, and its ancient name is unknown, the