Tag: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Peterhof Palace

The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, built on the orders of Peter the Great.

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, India. Known for its excellent architecture, the tomb was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz. While Rabindranath Tagore described it as “a teardrop on the cheek of eternity”, Rudyard Kipling called it “the embodiment of all the things pure”. Every year millions of tourists from all corners of the world pass through the gates of Taj Mahal to have a look at what symbolizes the epitome of eternal love. History In 1631 AD, Mumtaz Mahal, the third...

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Bali: The Kintamani Tour – Tirta Empul Temple

After starting the day at Goa Gajah, we started for our next destination – the Tirta Empul Temple or the Holy Spring Temple as it is often referred as. Built in 962 AD over a natural spring, this temple is dedicated to Lord Indra, the Hindu God of rain. Agni, Varuna and Indra were ancient gods in India who somehow lost their position to Vishnu and Shiva when the civilization flipped a page in its long course of history. It was in fact the only temple of Indra which we had ever seen. The Tirta Empul Temple holds a very...

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