Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
Ajanta and Ellora caves in Maharashtra are among the best things you shouldn't miss in India. The 34 rock-cut caves of Ellora and the 24 caves in Ajanta are definitely worth an explore.
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Amarnath Cave Temple, J&K
Located around 3888m above sea level, the Amarnath cave temple is one of the unique attractions in Jammu & Kashmir. The cave is around 5000 years old.
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Gateway of India, Maharashtra
The Gateway of India is located in Mumbai in Maharashtra. This stunning structure is built using a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture.
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Gomateswara Statue, Karnataka
The 17-5m tall statue of Gomateswara is among the top attractions of Karnataka. This monolithic statue which is a symbol of Jainism in India, is not to be missed in Shravanabelagola.
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Pamban Bridge, Tamil Nadu
The Pamban Bridge at Rameswaram is one of the unique attractions of India, and is among the most beautiful bridges of the nation. This 2.3km long bridge is India's first sea bridge, which connects Rameswaram to the mainland.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Maharashtra
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, which was known as Victoria Terminus, is a historical railway station in Mumbai which is known for its architectural expertise. Built in Victorian Gothic architectural style, this is one of the best monuments in India.
Konark Sun Temple, Odisha
The Konark Sun Temple is one of the famous attractions of Odisha. Located in Konark, the temple is built in the shape of a chariot, and the whole temple is an architectural wonder with its intricate carvings and images on the walls.
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Puri Jagannath Temple, Odisha
Located around 60km from the capital city of Bhubaneswar, Puri is a place that is synonymous with the world famous Puri Jagannath Temple. Built in 12th century, this temple is famous for its Rath Yatra.
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Brihadeswara Temple, Tamil Nadu
Brihadeswara Temple is built using the ancient Dravidian style of architecture, and is one of the largest temples in India which is also known for its Tamil architecture. The temple is also a UNESCO site.
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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh are known for their stunning architecture and historical relevance. Popular for their erotic art, the temple has many statues and other images carved that depict the activities of daily life.
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Living Root Bridges, Meghalaya
The living root bridges in Meghalaya are a unique wonder which is not to be missed. These strange bridges were built by the Khasi tribe here using the roots of rubber trees.
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Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram is one of the major destinations in South India. It is known for its stunning Shore Temple. The place also has several monuments worth exploring, that are believed to have been built between the 7th century and 9th century.
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Chettinad Palace, Tamil Nadu
The Chettinad Palace located in Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu is one of the finest examples of Chettinad architecture. The palace dates back to the 1912, and is a beautiful place to visit to see the architectural expertise with which it was built.
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Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer is among the top forts in India. This fort, fondly called the 'Pride of Jaisalmer' is often visited by foreign tourists for its wonderful architecture and shimmering beauty.
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Howrah Bridge, West Bengal
Located in Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge is yet another place you should visit in India before you die. Built across river Hooghly, this bridge is one of the best tourist attractions of the nation. The is India's largest cantilever bridge.
Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, Maharashtra
The Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, popularly called as the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, is located in Mumbai. The 8 lane bridge is 5.6km long, and is a major tourist attraction of the city.
Meenakshi Amman Temple, Tamil Nadu
Meenakshi Amman Temple, or Meenakshi Amman Kovil, located in Madurai, is one of the major temples of the city and among the most visited temples in India.
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Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Madhya Pradesh
Among the temples that belong to Khajuraho Group of Monuments, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple is the most famous among all. This temple is a masterpiece of architecture, and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
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Bateswar Temple, Madhya Pradesh
Bateswar temple complex is located at Morena in Madhya Pradesh. This is an archaeological site that is worth an explore. There are around 200 temples here that you may visit ona trip to this place.
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Chausath Yogini Temple, Madhya Pradesh
The Chausath Yogini Temple is one of the ancient temples in India, and a significant attraction of Madhya Pradesh. Located in Morena, is one of the very few Yogini temples in India. It is said that the Parliament House in Delhi was designed on the model of this temple.
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Saas-Bahu Temple, Madhya Pradesh
The Saas-bahu Temple is located in located in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Though the name invokes curiosity among travellers, it has nothing to do with a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. The temple's actual name is Sahastra Bahu, which is synonymous to Lord Vishnu.
Bhojeswar Temple, Madhya Pradesh
Bhojeswar Temple is one of the unique temples in India. This incomplete temple has a shivalinga which is the world's tallest shivalinga that is built from a single rock. It is a sight worth visiting.
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Belum Caves, Andhra Pradesh
Belum Caves are one of the top attractions of India. Located at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, Belum caves are the longest of all the caves in the plains of India.
Lakshman Jhula, Uttarakhand
This iron suspension bridge is located in Muni ki Reti in Uttarakhand. Built over the Ganges, it is also a major landmark of Rishikesh.
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Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Gujarat
Built in 1890, Lakshmi Vilas Palace was the residence of the royal family of Vadodara (formerly known as Baroda). This magnificent structure is one worth exploring.
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Bangalore Palace, Karnataka
The Bangalore Palace is one of the prime attractions of Karnataka and is located at the Palace Gardens in Bengaluru. The palace is also known as the Indian Windsor Caste or its resemblance to Windsor Castle in England.
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Thanjavur Maratha Palace, Tamil Nadu
Thanjavur Maratha Palace, which is locally known as Aranmanai, is one of the best attractions of Tamil Nadu. The palace was the residence of the Bhonsle family who ruled the region of Thanjavur.
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Amar Singh Palace, Rajasthan
The stunning structure of Amar Singh Palace is located near to the Amar Singh Lake which is located around 7km from Jaisalmer, one of the best tourist destinations of Rajasthan. The palace complex has temples, havelis and beautiful carvings on the walls of the stepwells.
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