Jodhpur : Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. After its population crossed a million, it has been declared as the second “Metropolitan City” of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.
Mehrangarh Fort is one among the largest Indian forts. This invincible fort stands magnificently 400 feet above the city. Rao Jodha constructed the fort in 1459 AD. Though the attempt to construct the fort was started in 1459, the fort had seen many centuries before it was completed. Hence, you could find that the style of architecture represents various periods. The grandeur in architecture is awe-inspiring. It offers stunning views of the city. The fort stands as a symbol of power.
Jaswant Thada was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the Second in the year 1899. This is close to Mehrangarh Fort. The tranquility of the marble construction is enchanting. The carvings are intricate. Inside Jaswant Thada, you will find the portraits of the Rathore rulers. The grounds of Jaswant Thada consist of a stunning multilevel garden, intricately carved gazebos and a pond.
#Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
The construction of Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum was started in the year 1929 and it was completed in 1943. The palace is situated on the highest point in the city. The 347-roomed massive palace is named one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace boasts of a combination of Indian and European style of architecture. A part of the palace still serves as a residence to the former royal family, while other two parts of the palace are converted into Taj Palace Hotel and museum.
Bikaner : Bikaner if ever beauty has bloomed in a desert, it has been at Bikaner. Founded in 1488 AD by Rao Bika Ji, it’s located in north west part of Rajasthan state in INDIA.The imposing palaces, beautiful and richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sand stones display some of the finest creations of Rajput civilization.
Junagarh Fort is a major attraction in Bikaner. The fort was built in 1478 by Maharaja Rao Bika (after whom the city is called Bikaner); however the construction that we see now is of the time of Raja Rai Singh (1571-1611) and Karan Singh (1631-1639). The later rulers also contributed in the beautification of the fort as well. Junagarh fort complex consists of temples and palaces. The artistically done balconies, courtyards, windows catch the eyes of the visitors. The Zenana quarters in particular capture the attention of tourists as they exhibit exquisite designs of great artistic skill. Mirror work, frescos and lacquer work all make this fort look very attractive. Karan Mahal, Phool Mahal, Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal are some major attractions here.
#National Research Centre on Camel
National Research Centre on Camel is more of a breeding farm, which has about 230 camels of 3 different breeds. The centre is situated about 8kms from Bikaner and is open for visitor between 2.30PM to 5PM. Small museum and camel ride make this place particularly special for visitors.
Deshnok temple is situated in the village of Deshnok, which is only 32 km from Bikaner. The temple is also often known as a Karni Mata temple. There are lots of interesting myths and history associated with this temple.The temple is dedicated to Karni Mata who is believed to be the incarnation of Goddess Durga. The entire style of the temple is unique and reflects high religious beliefs and faiths. The rodents within the temple are also considered to be holy and special holes are present within the temple to facilitate their movement. The temple is considered to be quite holy and auspicious for the locals and visitors.
Kalimpong : Kalimpong, the famous hill station is situated at an altitude of 1250 metres.The beautiful mountain scenery and the abundance of flowers have made Kalimpong an attractive resort. The lifestyle of the local people reflect the social and religious influence of its neighbouring nations like Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim and Bhutan. Kalimpong excels in producing orchids, amaryllis, rose, cacti, dahlias and gladioli for export. The climate of Kalimpong is pleasantly cool throughout the year with warm summers and cool winters.
Deolo Hill, located to the north-east of the town, is one of the two hills in between which the town of Kalimpong stands. The hill is also the highest point of Kalimpong town, with a height reaching up to 1,704 metre above mean sea level. Out of the three water reservoirs located within the destination, two of which are primary source of drinking water, are located atop this hill.From the top of this hill, tourists can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding villages of Relli valley and Teesta River along with the town of Kalimpong. In addition, there is a park located at the summit of this hill, which is constructed for recreational purposes.
Mangal Dham, a temple located in the beautiful town of Kalimpong, was built in 1993. The temple was constructed by Shri Krishna Pranami, a Hindu sect and in the memory of late Guru Shri 108 Mangaldasji. Sprawling over an area of 2 acres of wooded land, this temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.In addition, the Mangal Dham temple also houses the idols of Prannath, Raj Shyamji and Mangaldasji, which are present on the top floor of this temple. This floor also has pictures depicting several scenes from the lives of Lord Krishna and other patron saints of the temple. The idol of Mangaldasji is on the ground floor of this temple.
#Dr. Graham’s Home
Dr. Graham’s Home was founded in 1900 by Dr. John Anderson Graham. Located on the lower slopes of Deolo Hill, this educational institution is sprawling over an area of 500 acres. In addition, the institution also houses farmhouse, bakery, dairy, poultry, hospital and clothing department.A festival called May Fair is organised every year at this Graham’s Home. This institution is still supported partially by charitable collections and sponsors from all across the globe
Durpin Dara, located at an altitude of 1,402 metre, is known for its beautiful views. It is an observatory point, which is located approximately 3 kilometre from the town. Tourists visiting this place can enjoy beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges. Durpin Dara, easily accessible by car, is the highest point in Kalimpong. In addition, this observatory point also offers views of the plains along with River Teesta.
#Pine view Nursery
Flower Nurseries are in abundance in Kalimpong, as the place is famous for cultivation of horticultural plants. These flower nurseries are engaged in exporting beautiful and exotic flowers. It is the only place in entire West Bengal where a number of commercial flower nurseries are located.One of the most famous flower nurseries located in Kalimpong is Universal Nursery, which is located at a distance of approximately 3 kilometre from the town.
This golf course is said to have 18 holes and is situated in scenic hillside in the place named Kalimpong. This club prospers with the Indian Army officer’s golf activities and the purpose of the club is maintaining the fitness of army professionals for performing certain activities at high altitude. This club is a wonderful spot for watching charming views of the surroundings and taking snapshots. From this place one can relish beguiling of the Durpin monastery. The excellent maintenance of this club and the presence of lush green backyards attract many tourists to this club. The rolling hilly land makes the golf club a demanding field. This also serves a place to have an excellent position from where photographs of the beautiful Durpin monastery can be taken. Tourists who are interested in playing golf here are supposed to take permission from the army post. The tourists are advised to take their golf kit along with them because there is no availability of the kit to be hired here.
Pelling : The pleasant little town of Pelling is famous for magnificent views of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga range, the third highest peak in the world. Pelling is about 130 Km away from Siliguri and 115Km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, and is well connected by bus and jeep services.The Placid town pulls most of the visitors for its representative status in history, nature and culture of the state of Sikkim.
The Pemayangtse monastery was mainly built for ta-sang lamas or the purest monks, but it eventually grew in size and started serving all communities. The monastery houses much famous collection of ancient antiques, Buddhist idols, scriptures and sculptures. First floor of the monastery has a beautiful wooden sculpture of Sanghthokpalr.
Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred lake, located in the north-west direction of Pelling town. This lake is known by many names like the Wishing Lake, Kha-Chot-Palri and Sho Dzo Sho, which means Oh Lady, Sit Here. Considered holy by Buddhists as well as Hindus, this lake is thronged by devotees from around the world. According to folklore, one day the deity Goddess Tara Jestum Dolma appeared in front of a monk and asked him to fill a vessel from the lake and assured to guide him. Submissively the monk did what he was told and the guidance brought him to the Khecheopalri Hill. There he was told to pray and pour the water from the vessel in the shallow lake after which, the lake magically filled and today is known as the Khecheopalri Lake.
Kanchenjunga Falls is a perennial waterfall and takes about an hour to reach. There are small steps which lead to the base of the water fall.
Rimbi Waterfalls are approximately 12 km away from Pelling and further about 5 km from the Darap Village. They are situated along the banks of Rimbi River.These waterfalls lead into the Rimbi River,famous for activities like fishing.
#Darap Subba Village
Darap Subba Village is located 6 km away from Pelling on the way to Yuksum. This palace in inhabited mainly by people from Limboo Community and a small number of families from mixed communities like Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas.
#Rabdantse Palace Ruins
When descending from Pemayangtse Monastery you can take a left turn and take a walk for 10 min to reach to the gateway of Rabdanse Ruins. The ruins lie hidden from the main road. The walk towards Rabdantse is through a forest area with some rare species of orchids and a few lakes. These lakes are also home to local carp fish. There are good views from the top of the ruins looking across the deep valley and to the Khang-chen-Dzonga ranges.
Known for its famous Red Panda and Snow Leopard breeding program, the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is spread in an area of 67.56 acres. The zoo is located at an average elevation of 2,134 meters above sea level and is the largest high altitude zoos in India. Some of the rare and endangered species in the zoo are snow leopards, red pandas, Himalayan Salamanders, Tibetan wolf, Himalayan mountain goat and Siberian tigers.
Spread across a massive area of 437-acres, and situated at an elevation of 2,100 meters above sea level, the Tea Garden is one of the major tourist attractions in Darjeeling. The place is located amidst some of the most breath taking surroundings in India. It also houses one of the highest tea factory in the world and was established in 1854 by an Englishman and was later taken over by an Indian aristocracy from Hoogly.
#Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop
Nestled at a distance of approximately 8 km from the heart of Darjeeling, Ghoom Monastery is one of the major attractions in Darjeeling. The Ghoom Gompa was founded by a Mongolian astrologer/monk in the year 1875. The place is also well-known as Yogachoeling Gompa. One is greeted by a huge ‘Maitreya Buddha’ statue at the entrance gate of the Gompa. Visitors also find bells, ornate thanka scrolls as well as drums inside the Gompa.
Batasia Loop as the name suggests, is a loop or a spiral of a narrow gauge railway track where the Toy Train negotiates a sudden sharp descent from Ghoom. It’s a wonderful viewing place with manicured gardens, streams and falls, from where you can get a wide range view of the Darjeeling’s landscape, Kanchenjunga and the other Eastern Himalayan peaks.
#Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
HMI is a destination by itself and a said to be a pilgrimage for all climbing enthusiasts of the world. It was established in honor of Tenzing Norgay after he and Sir Edmund Hillary climbed the Everest in 1953. It has a well stocked museum with mountaineering displays and many expedition artifacts, a boarding school for mountaineering students, houses for the trainers, a restaurant, a souvenir shop and more. HMI is located on Jawahar Road or the Birch Hill that can be accessed from the Mall Road and Lebong Cart Road. One can actually walk down Mall road & then Jawahar road to reach HMI.
#Tibetan Refugee Self Health Centre
This center was established on October 2nd, 1959 for rehabilitation of Tibetans who followed Dalai Lama and escaped their homeland during the period of mayhem. In order to sustain living, they adopted the principle of self help. The center is located on a hill top that can be approached from the Lebong Cart Road. You can see Tibetan men and women making exquisite hand crafted items like woolen carpets, shawls, carved wooden crafts, leather items and more. There is an outlet at the center from where you can buy these items.
#Ropeway & Japanese Temple
This is one way you can be part of special diverse offerings from the nature and all in one place. From the ropeway of Darjeeling which is also known as the Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car, you can have mind blowing view of the valley below, see the spread of lush tea gardens, dense forests, mountain streams in their full flow, waterfalls, and the awesome snow peaks at the background. Get off at a lower station and enjoy the tea estates, walk through the tea gardens, or just relax and enjoy the view around. It’s hard to find all these together in one place.
The Japanese Temple is built in traditional Japanese style where you can join the prayers and feel the spiritual peace amongst humming and chants. Close to it is the Peace Pagoda where there are four large avatars of Lord Buddha. The view from the top is magnificent. You can see the snow peak range from here including the Kanchenjunga.
Hyderabad : Hyderabad has developed into one of the major hubs for the information technology industry in India which has earned it the additional sobriquet “Cyberabad”.In addition to the IT industry, various biotechnology and pharmaceutics companies have set up their operations in Hyderabad owing to its established Public sector in Life Science Research and Genome Valley. The city houses the most expensive residential real estate in Andhra Pradesh in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills. The city is home to the Telugu Film Industry, either the second- or third-largest in India, depending on the basis of measurement, known popularly as Tollywood. A Residents of Hyderabad are generally called Hyderabadis. Located at the crossroads of North and South India, Hyderabad has developed a unique culture that is reflected in its language and architecture.
#Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City makes its way to every traveller’s list because of its magical theme around cinema, which is the most common love of every Indian. The only one of its kind in India, this holiday destination offers something special to everyone. The world’s largest integrated film city, spread across 2,000acres ensures that every visitor makes most from the day spent here. Features include well-defined categories of entertainment suited for different ages from Eureka, the performance arena modelled on the lines of royal forts hosting live shows, to getting a tour of a typical film studio, multi-cuisine restaurants, shopping venues, kids’ park, and even a bird park. This destination can be enjoyed over a day trip or one could stay back at this holiday destination.
#Nehru Zoological Park
The Nehru Zoological Park is a wonderful blend of ecological programmes, animal habitats, research facilities, and other such attractions. Being a well-equipped zoo, visitors can comfortably spend an entire day here enjoying several facilities such as toy train, kids park, hired bicycle rides, boating, walks around large aquariums with fresh water and marine aqua life on display. It has India’s first butterfly park and jungle safari. Jurassic Park with live sized models of the extinct species is a major draw for children. Boasting of nearly 1,500 specimens of birds, animals, and reptiles the Nehru Zoological Park also encourages adoption of wild animals by the public.
The Birla Mandir is an enchanting modern temple built atop the Kala Pahad, the twin hillock of the Naubat Pahad. With mixed architectural styles from Odhisha and South Indian, the place of worship is embellished with exotic epic scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata that are finely sculpted in marble. The inner shrine of the temple has an 11ft tall replica of Tirupati Venkateswara. Revel in several marble carvings depicting Indian mythology in the adjoining ‘Mukha Mandapam’. The temple also houses consorts of Venkateswara, Padmavati and Andal as well as has a separate shrine dedicated to Buddha.
The epic signature of the city, Char Minar makes for a wonderful sight. Located in the heart of Hyderabad’s old city, surrounded by Mecca Masjid, built using bricks from Mecca and Laad Bazaar – a boisterous shopping street, this landmark is laced in history. Built in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, it was constructed to commemorate the founding of Hyderabad and also to ward of a deadly epidemic that was rampant then in the Golconda region. Graced by 4 minarets soaring almost 50ft in height, it has a mosque and 45 prayer spaces.
#Qutub Shahi Tomb
Qutub Shahi Tombs ensconced against the lovely backdrop of the picturesque Ibrahim Bagh. These represent the final resting ground of rulers of the founding dynasty of Hyderabad. The most authentic and majestic display of Persian, Hindu, and Pathan architectural designs dedicated to the seven kings who ruled Golconda for nearly 170 years, the rulers themselves built these tombs.
#Salar Jung Museum
The Salar Jung Museum has illustrious neighbours like the Charminar, Mecca Masjid and State Central Library. One of the must see places to visit in Hyderabad with family, this is among India’s premier museums with 38 galleries spread over three buildings. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, who also lent his name to the museum, acquired a rich repository of artistic achievements of diverse European, Asian and Far Eastern countries of the world; a major chunk of the collection is on display.
#Famous Birla Museum
One of the best-rated science institutions world-over, the Birla Science Museum is amongst the busiest and most attended places in India. It provides wholesome exploration of science and its various arms with a planetarium that uncovers several mysteries of the universe. A unique Participatory Science Museum with Archaeology and Fine Art sections is a huge draw. The Archaeology and Fine Arts section has rare exhibits that have been collected and excavated. Dinosaurium, a Natural History Gallery and the breath-taking Art Gallery have beautiful murals, traditional artefacts from various Indian states, and live projects in the Science Projects wing are on offer under one roof.
Calicut : Kozhikode, known as Calicut during British rule, was the capital of the highly powerful and well cultured Zamorins. Later it became the capital of the Malabar region during the period of British rule. With its long serene coastline, picturesque mountains, gorgeous waterfalls and lively forests, wild life sanctuaries and historical sites, Kozhikode unveils a visual treat to any visitor.
The Kozhikode Beach is situated near the town of Kozhikode and is known for its old world charm and natural beauty. The beach has two crumbling piers that stand toward the middle of the sea and each of them are them are more than hundred years old.The beach also houses a lighthouse, Marine Water Aquarium and Lions Park. The beach is a perfect setting for tourists wanting to enjoy the sunrise or sunset.
The popularity of the Kappad Beach is owing to the fact that it was the place where Vasco da Gama, the famous world explorer first set his foot. A stone monument is erected on the beach to commemorate the significant historical event. This rock studded beach is called by the locals as Kappakkadavu. It is considered to be the gateway to the Malabar Coast. Tourists can reach Kappad by availing the backwaters that offers an enjoyable experience. They can reach the beach by taking a ride down the backwaters through the River Korappuzha.
#Pazhassi raja Museum
The Pazhassi raja Museum is situated in East Hill, at a distance of 5 km from the Kozhikhode town. It houses several historical and archaeological art facts that are significant to the region such as the antique bronzes, gold coins, old paintings, ancient umbrella stones and monuments that are megalithic in nature such as the dolmonoid cysts. The art gallery and museum was named after Pazhassiraja Kerala Varma of the Padinjare Kovilakom of the royal family of Kottayam. Pazhassiraja was known for leading the renowned ‘Pazhassi Revolt’ and introducing guerrilla warfare against the British colonialism.
Peruvannamuzhi is situated about 60 km northeast of the district headquarters. The Peruvannamuzhi Dam is located amidst the hills and serves as an ideal picnic spot. The reservoir offers facilities for rowboat and speedboat cruises that include a visit to the ‘Smaraka Thottam,’ a garden built in the memory of the region’s freedom fighters. A bird sanctuary, uninhabited islands and crocodile farm add to the charm of the place.
#Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 19 km from Kozhikode and has a river running across it. It is spread over a cluster of islands and is surrounded by hillocks, where the River Kadalundi flows into the Arabian Sea. The hillocks provide a good view of the sea and the river mouth. The place is locally known as Kadalundi Nagaram. The sanctuary houses some 100 different species of native birds and more than 60 species of migratory birds such as terns, seagulls, sandplovers, sandpipers and many more. A variety of flora and fauna and several kinds of fishes, crabs and mussels can also be found in this sanctuary.
Wayanad : The name Wayanad is derived from Vayal Nadu which means the land of paddy fields. It is a picturesque plateau situated at a height between 700 meters and 2100 meters above the mean sea level nested among the mountains of the Western Ghats on the Eastern portion of North Kerala and on the sides of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka States. The culture of Wayanad is mainly tribal oriented. Though considered as backward, this District is perhaps one of the biggest foreign exchange earners of the State, with its production of cash crops like pepper,cardamom, coffee, tea, spices and other condiments.
Pookode Lake is another must-visit on the list of Wayanad tourist places. It is a fresh water lake settled amidst the evergreen forests of Wayanad. The map of India is what the lake is shaped like. An abundance of blue lotus and fresh water fish inhabit the water body, enhancing its glorious beauty.Facilities like boating, well maintained children’s park, aquarium and a handicrafts’ emporium is made available here by the District Tourism Promotion Council. This is an ideal picnic spot for families and a great place for a hike.
#Lakkidi View Point
Lakkidi View Point is one of the highest peaks in Wayanad and receives the 2nd highest rainfall in the whole world. From here, you get a bird’s eye view of the scintillating valleys and mountain ranges of the region. Pookode Lake is barely 3kms from here and is thickly vegetated.
Adorned with all these natural resources, it is also one of the richest biodiversity areas in the region and home to various species of herons as well as rare Indian birds among many other species of flora and fauna. It is a favoured picnic spot in this expanse.
Thamarassery Ghat is along the national highway (NH 212) that connects Kozhikode with Wayanad. Since the road leads to Wayanad, this ghat pass is often called “Wayanad churam”.The ghat pass (“churam”) begins from Adivaram (downhills), while coming from Kozhikkode and ends at Lakkidi, the beginning of Wayanad district.
There is a view point at the top of the ghat pass just after the 9th hairpin and before reaching Lakkidi. You can stop at this place and enjoy the beautiful view of the serpentine roads through the hills.
The word Meenmutty, in Malayalam literally means the place where fish get blocked and is regarded as the largest waterfall in Wayanad. A 2km hike from the main Ooty road, this three-tiered waterfall with the height of 300 metres is a rare Wayanad tourist place that still remains untouched. Comfortable in its natural settings, Meenmutty waterfalls is the 2nd largest in Kerala. A separate hike through the moist dense forests leads one to each of the three tiers. This is a quiet and tiresome route that ends at a point with the most dreamy sights.
Phantom Rock is situated at Vaduvanchal which is around 13 km from Kalpetta. This rock is adjacent to the Ambalavayal town and has a skull shape. The skull shaped rock is locally called as Cheengeri Mala and offers great photographic opportunities.
#Ambalavayal Wayanad Heritage Museum
The Wayanad Heritage Museum is situated in Ambalavayal town and houses art facts that depict the history, heritage and culture of Wayanad. The museum has a wide collection of 14th century and 16th century sculptures and tribal art facts. This collection includes farming implements, jewellery, hunting and fishing weapons. It also houses stone weapons, ancient terracotta and local art. This museum is considered to be one of the best archaeological museums in the state of Kerala. The museum is segregated into four blocks, namely Veerasmruthi, Devasmruthi, Gothrasmruthi and Jeevanasmruthi. Veerasmruthi comprises varied kinds of pictorial rock edicts that are called Veera Kallu or Hero Stones. These stones mention the valiant warriors belonging to the bygone era. Gothrasmruthi and Jeevanasnruthi blocks display articles related to tribal people. These articles comprise headgear, jewellery, hunting and fishing weapons, cowbells, farming implements and musical instruments. Devasmruthi has art facts that belong to the period extending between the Neolithic Age and the 17th century.
Bhubneshwar : Bhubaneshwar the ‘city of temples’, named after Tribhuvaneswar, ‘Lord of Three Worlds’, still preserves over 500 of India’s finest temples, around which the religious life of the city revolves. Mythological references and the epigraphic sources describe the area as Ekamra Kshetra and Saiva Pitha. In 1936, the Odisha (Odisha (Orissa)) became a separate province with Cuttack as its Capital, which was eventually changed to Bhubaneswar in 1956. Bhubaneswar forms the ‘golden triangle’–one of the most visited destinations in East India, for its proud possession of magnificent sculpture and majestic architectural heritage.
The Lingaraja Temple is the largest temple in the city of Bhubneshwar. The Temple is a marvelous example of the finesse of the Kalinga style architecture and was constructed in the 11th century AD. The primary deity of the temple is Lord Shiva who is worshipped in his Harihara form. The temple also contains several images of Vishnu and is a marvel to behold.
#Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
Khandagiri has 15 caves, while Udayagiri meaning ‘Sunrise Hill’, has 18 caves. These partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance are called lena or lena in the inscriptions. Dug out mostly during the reign of Kharavela for being the abode of Jain ascetics, the caves are located at a distance of 8 km from the destination. A double storeyed monastery, Ranigumpha in Udayagiri is the most important of this group.
Mukteswara Temple, has sculptured gateways, diamond shaped latticed windows, decorated interiors and large number of carvings. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is considered as the most complex Lord amongst the Hindu Gods, the temple is imprinted with figures of ascetics in different poses of meditation. Name of the temple that means ‘Lord who gives freedom through Yoga’, is empowered by the sculptural images. Several small shrines that comprise numerous lingams of Lord Shiva, are located within the temple.
#Raj Rani Temple
The small temple is decorated with carvings that stand testimony to the architectural cognizance of Vishwakarma Moharana sculptors. Regarded as a gem of Nagara architecture, ‘Orissan style’, the temple has been carved out of red sandstone. Covered with exquisite carvings of lean Sadhus or holy men as well as voluptuous women encrusted with jewels, the temple complex also has a tank that is still in use by devotees.
Raj rani Temple, dating from 11th century, is famous for its sculpted figures and the successive tiers of projections rising to form its 18 m high tower. Spire, reminiscent of the temples of Khajuraho, along with a square sanctuary and its interior and exterior surfaces are the chief features of the temple. Fine sculptures of dikpalas or guardians of the eight directions carved around the shrine are prominent highlights of the temple.
The temple is built in the Nagara Style and is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. The temple is exemplary of the Stone carving mastery of the artisans and is decorated with the most intricate carved sculptures of various Hindu deities.