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India - Travel Guide, Info & Bookings – Lonely Planet. India bristles with a mind-stirring mix of landscapes and cultural traditions.

India - Travel Guide, Info & Bookings – Lonely Planet

Your journey through this intoxicating country will blaze in your memory long after you've left its shores. The Great Outdoors From the soaring snow-dusted mountains of the far north to the steamy sun-washed beaches of the deep south, India's dramatic terrain is breathtaking. Along with abundant natural beauties, exquisitely carved temples rise majestically out of pancake-flat deserts and crumbling old fortresses peer over plunging ravines.

Aficionados of the great outdoors can scout for big jungle cats on wildlife safaris, paddle in the shimmering waters of one of many beautiful beaches, take blood-pumping treks high in the Himalaya, or simply inhale pine-scented air on meditative forest walks. Travel. Art & Culture. Jodhpur-fort-91.3.jpg (768×512) Prabalgad Fort, India. Prabalgad Fort, also known as Kalavantin Durg (Kalavantin’s Fort), is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at an elevation of 2,300 feet in the Western Ghats.

Prabalgad Fort, India

It was built at the pinnacle of a rocky plateau very close to Matheran. Previously, the fort was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji's rule. The fort can be approached via a chillingly steep climb. The steps leading up to the fort were cut into the rock of the hill. There are no safety rails on the edge and no ropes on the wall to grab on to. The Ajanta Caves – Ancient Temples Carved from Rock. Two thousand two hundred years ago work began on an extensive series of cave monuments in Maharashtra, India.

The Ajanta Caves – Ancient Temples Carved from Rock

Over a period of hundreds of years, thirty one monuments were hewn piece by piece from the rock face. Then, some speculate around the year 1000AD, they fell in to disuse. Dense jungle grew around, hiding the caves away from human eyes. They Ajanta caves lay undisturbed for hundreds of years. Then, in April 1819, during the time of the British Raj, an officer with the unassuming name of John Smith came rediscovered a doorway to one of the temples.

One can only imagine what went through Smith's head when he made his find. The nearest human habitation is Ajinṭhā, a tiny village a few miles away from the caves. The first caves were hewn from the bare rock at the time of The Sātavāhana Empire which started around 230BC. There are paintings everywhere – literally. They were created using an ancient method. Image Credit Flickr User Ashok666. Ajanta and Ellora caves, including Kailasa Temple. The scale at which the work was undertaken is enormous. It covers twice the area of the Parthenon in Athens and is 1.5 times high, and it entailed removing 200,000 tonnes of rock. It is believed to have taken 7,000 labourers 150 years to complete the project. The rear wall of its excavated courtyard 276 feet (84 m) 154 feet (47 m) is 100 ft (33 m) high.

The temple proper is 164 feet (50 m) deep, 109 feet (33 m) wide, and 98 feet (30 m) high. Iconography of Goddess Saraswati, Khajuraho. Iconography of Rama and Sita, Khajuraho. Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh. Bellary District, Karnataka. Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh. 36 Hours in Hyderabad, India. Kappil Beach, Kasaragod District, Kerala. Le Kerala, "Venise" de l'Inde du Sud. India in One, Two or Three Weeks. "50 things to do before you die in India" by Th3rd World Order [3636618-6] - RedBubble.com. Acheter du tissu indien… En inde – Tissu Inde Acte II - Couture Stuff. Pendant mon voyage en Inde, j’ai fait une orgie d’achat de tissu.

Acheter du tissu indien… En inde – Tissu Inde Acte II - Couture Stuff

Depuis les marchés de quartier jusqu’aux boutiques chic, j’ai été prise d’une fièvre acheteuse et suis revenue avec 70 mètres de cotons, crêpes, georgette, soies et laines. Heureusement j’avais prévu une valise vide supplémentaire pour le retour Je n’ai pas acheté de Saree/Sari. Je ne les aurais jamais portés et découper ces magnifiques pièces de 6 mètres m’aurait fait mal au cœur. Je n’ai quasiment pas acheté de tissu au mètre non plus… Là vous vous demandez comment j’ai fait pour ramener 70 mètres de tissus indiens, nan ?

Eh bien en Inde on trouve très couramment (et surtout en fait) des tissus coupés et vendus en lot pour faire des ensembles Salwar Kameez. Une partie des tissus indiens que j'ai ramenés Un « lot », appelé « suit », inclus 3 tissus coordonnés afin de fabriquer une longue tunique indienne (kameez), un pantalon (salwar) et l’écharpe/foulard (dupatta). Tissus indiens Nalli Silk Saree Sur un marché à Delhi. LE SARI DANS LA CULTURE INDIENNE - Mosaik boutique de bijouxMosaik boutique de bijoux. Nous vous avons parlé de l’importance des bijoux indiens en Inde, aujourd’hui partons à la découverte d’un élément incontournable de la culture indienne: le sari.

LE SARI DANS LA CULTURE INDIENNE - Mosaik boutique de bijouxMosaik boutique de bijoux

Food. Indian Cuisine Map (JPEG Image, 780 × 806 pixels) What Language Is Spoken in India? The Republic of India is the world’s seventh largest country by area as well as the world's second most populous country.

What Language Is Spoken in India?

The country has a population of more than 1.2 billion people.