India is one of the most popular tourist destination in Asian countries specifically south Asian countries. The country is blessed with rich culture and traditions, beautiful places, historic and heritage sites. You can still take a glimpse of the the rich historic past of India in its well preserved historic sites, monuments and temples.
Following we have listed some of such well-preserved Ancient Temples of India.
Konark Sun Temple
[media-credit name=”http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.in” align=”alignnone” width=”560″][/media-credit]A very popular tourist destination in the eastern state of Orissa is Konark Sun temple. Located on the east coast of India. The temple was built way back in 1250 AD. The Sun Temple Konark is also popular as the black pagoda temple which was constructed using oxidized sandstones. A world heritage site recognized by UNESCO, the Konark Sun temple is a stunning monument of religious importance.
Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur
[media-credit name=”http://www.wayfaring.info” align=”alignnone” width=”560″][/media-credit]It is one of the most important temples in Southern India. The huge structure of the temple symbolizes of the greatness of the Chola empire. Declared as a world Heritage site , the temple is gained popularity world over and has become a favorite tourist destination in India. Whole of the temple structure is built in pure granite and the carvings on the walls are the artistic examples.
Ajanta Ellora Cave Temples
[media-credit name=”http://travel.tejasri.in” align=”alignnone” width=”560″][/media-credit]Ajanta and Ellora cave temples are a very good example of religious unity India had in Past. The temples at Ajanta and Ellora caves include Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock-cut temples. Ajanta and Ellora caves are declared as World Heritage sites and attract thousands of tourists from all parts of the world. The rock cut caves temples at Ajanta are believed to be constructed somewhere around 2nd to 6th century BC. Whereas Ellora cave were constructed around 5th to 10th century BC.
[media-credit name=”http://www.ejiusa.com” align=”alignnone” width=”560″][/media-credit]Mahabalipuram temple is located in Tamil Nadu, the Southern most state of India. The carvings on the temple walla portray events described in the Mahabharata. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram comprises of various rock-cut cave temples, chariots and various other structures.
[media-credit name=”http://www.toursincochin.com” align=”alignnone” width=”560″][/media-credit]Khajuraho is one of the most popular ancient and scenic tourist destination in India. The location is famous for its architectural beauty and magnificence. It is a group of monuments famous for the erotic carvings all over the place. It tells us about a past where sensuality was never a taboo. These carvings can be seen everywhere on the walls ceilings everywhere you move your head.