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Bhubaneswar, in Odisha, is home to ancient stone temples representing over 2,000 years of heritage from the 3rd century BC to the 15th century AD. It is one of the only cities with such an ancient continuous architectural and historical heritage. This heritage has earned it the name "Temple City of India." The old city’s holy center is a ceremonial tank called Bindu Sagar. Thousands of medieval stone temples once stood here; around 50 currently remain. Walk through the lanes of the Old Town, eat at one of the oldest kitchen temples, converse with priests, watch lotus gatherers walk through Bindu Sagar lake, sample delicious street food, and feel time slow down and transport you to ancient wonders.
Kolhapur is a very ancient city, famous for its food, footwear, jewellery, wrestling and religious connections. The city of Kolhapur famous as 'Dakshin Kashi' since ancient times is a holy place and was historically known for being the capital of the 'Kolhapur Sansthan'. Its rich legacy,tradition and culture, the presence of the mahalaxmi temple, palaces, the various arts, delicious cuisine and rich culture make the city an ideal tourist destination. The architecture of Kolhapur is a varied pleasure of styles indulging into a traditional & a royal background. It merely depicts a journey from temples, to palaces ,to mandapas, to public buildings ,to lakes & finally is blessed with its urge to nurture and develop the art & culture.Buildings with architectural significance and traditional values are considered for their preservation and conservation.
Preservation of heritage structures requires maintenance as necessary in order to maintain the building precinct or artifact in its present state to prevent and retard deterioration.
Badami or Vatapi is one of the most important and historical town in Bagalkot district, being the capital city has many monuments which had royal patronage.
Today Badami, together with Aihole and the World Heritage site of Pattadkal forms a celebrated cultural triangular of North Karnataka renowned for its rich architectural, natural and cultural heritage. Its spectacular natural and geological setting-deep valleys, scared water bodies, the historic settlement-Badami old town with traditional flat roofed mud structures, ancient pathways, monuments, festivals, rituals, art and craft, add to its unique historical landscape which defines and distinguishes Badami from other historical places in India.
The city of Lucknow is known for its heritage structures, the Nawabi style cuisine, its age old history of rulers reflected in the architecture and local culture and more famously for the polite and polished style of speaking fondly called as the Lucknowi Tehzeeb.
Royal Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. There are many precious animals, they are rhinoceros, yak, gharials, leopard, elephant and danphe etc., so it was the most impression part of my first visit to Nepal in 2014.
I spent many weeks in southern Indian in my youth. In the near future I'd love to spend a month touring the 'golden triangle' taking in the stunning forts and multicoloured old towns. And as a Buddhist I'd love to visit Nepal and discover the history and heritage. Sampling the foods of each country would also be a big high light for me too.
As rightly said : ‘There is no winter in Sri Lanka, only monsoon change the light and mood’. The Brief is a garden full of surprises and paradoxes. One of the best examples of tropical garden, it sits hugging the hilly terrain and appears as a civilized wilderness. The smell of soil after a sudden shower, the walk through framed trails of the Heliconias ,the unexpected arrival of the monitor lizard, , the warbling of the Robin and the pecking of the woodpecker , the in between munching of the local fruits, the colorful Poya festival : memories of Sri Lanka will be eternal.