Ajanta rock cut Buddhist caves, Maharastra India

Ajanta caves along with Ellora caves at Aurangabad in Maharatra district of India are two of the most grand sites of rock cut caves depicting ancient Indian art and sculpture. While Ellora caves are dedicated to Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, the 26 caves at Ajanta are all Buddhist caves. The caves at Ajanta are adjacent…

Enchanting Village built of rocks, Monsanto Central Portugal

In the very remote part of Central Portugal is this small village on a hilltop, the main feature of which is that the houses and other buildings are built to incorporate the huge rocks that the hill is made up of. A harmonious inclusion of these huge boulders as walls or parts of roof. Rock…

The mystical Kinghts Templar at Tomar, Central Portugal

If one has read the book or seen th movie “The Da Vinci Code” or the stories of King Arthur then I am sure the Kinghts Templar would be a mystical group who inspire in you a sense of awe. These were the source of my mystical impressions of the Knights Templar and so I…

A day at Almourol and Santarem, Central Portugal

The Castle of Almourol near Tomar was a part of my itinerary, however since I had cut short my stay at Evora by a day and travelled to Tomar earlier than planned I had one full additional day at Tomar. Fatima, Obidos, Peniche are some places usually visited from Tomar, these places I had already…