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Sirpur

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Site Name:Sirpur
Site Type: Heritage site; Buddhist site Location:  Chhattisgarh state, India Highlights:7th century brick temple of Lakshman Nearest Railway Station:Raipur, 78 kms from Sirpur Nearest Airport: Raipur How to reach: Well connected by road from Raipur Hotel: A lot of options in Raipur Restaurants: Very limited options; better to go to Raipur

Sirpur is a historical town located at a distance of about 78 kms from Raipur city in Chhattisgarh state of India. It is located on the banks of the river Mahanadi. The city was once the capital of Somvanshi kings of Dakshin Kosala. The town which was also visited by Hieun Tsang was an important Buddisht centre once. It is believed that the town was buried under debris due to a earthquake in the 12th century CE. The town has so many noteable heritage sites including the 7th century brick temple of Lakshman. Let us explore the important sites of Sirpur in this article.

Gandheshwar Temple:

The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva called as Gandheswar i…

Sarnath

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Site Name:Sarnath
Site Type: Buddhist religious town; sacred site for Buddhists Location:  Uttar Pradesh state, India Highlights:Buddha taught dharma for the first time in this site; the national emblem of India is kept Nearest Railway Station:Varanasi, 13  kms from Sarnath Nearest Airport: Lucknow How to reach: Well connected by road from Varanasi Hotel: A lot of options including low cost hotels/ashrams and free accommodations in Varanasi; very few options in Sarnath Restaurants: Varieties of options in Varanasi but very limited options in Sarnath

Sarnath is a small village located near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is the site where Buddha started preaching dharma for the first time. It is the site where the national emblem of India is kept. It is considered as one of the four most important Buddhist pilgrimages. The village is dotted with Buddhist shrines of various countries. Let us explore all the important places of this historical village in this article.



Museum:

The Sarna…

Ayodhya

Ayodhya is one of the seven most sacred sites for Hindus. It is located near Faizabad in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is famous as Ram Janma Bhoomi. Many temples and places in this small town are associated with the birth and other events in the life of Lord Rama. 
Let us briefly explore various places in this town.
Swarg Dwar:
Ayodhya town, which was much more prominent once and the capital city of Raghu dynasty kings, is situated on the banks of the river Sarayu. The Naya Ghat and the surrounding areas are known as Swarg Dwar. It is the place where Lord Rama and his three brothers left this world and reached Vaikuntha. Taking a dip in this place is considered sacred for the Hindus.
Sarayu Temple:
All the holy rivers are worshipped as the deities by the Hindus. The legend associated with the most sacred river Ganga is viral. There are so many temples found for Ganga across the country. Like the Ganga temple, there are temples dedicated to other rivers that are not very common. The…

Jaipur

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Site Name:Jaipur
Site Type: Historical City Location:  Rajasthan state, India Highlights:Called as 'the pink city' Nearest Railway Station:Jaipur Nearest Airport: Jaipur How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air Hotel: A lot of options in Jaipur Restaurants: Varieties of options in Jaipur

Jaipur is the first planned city in India. Located in Rajasthan state of India, this city was formed by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century CE. This city is also called as the Pink City. All the buildings in the old city of Jaipur are painted in pink color. Let us explore the important tourist sites in Jaipur briefly in this article.
City Palace:
City Palace is the most important tourist site in Jaipur city. It is located inside the old city. The architecture of this beautiful palace is a blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. The vast palace complex occupies around one seventh of the old city of Jaipur (Pink city). The palace has many courtyards, gardens and various other building…

Karol Bagh Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

Site Name:Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
Site Type: Temple Location:  Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India Highlights:An important Hindu temple in the capital city of India Nearest Railway Station:New Delhi Nearest Airport: New Delhi How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air Hotel: A lot of options in Delhi Restaurants: Varieties of options in Delhi

New Delhi is the capital city of India. There are varieties of tourist sites in this city which include forts, monuments, memorials, mosques, heritage sites and temples. Let us explore the temple of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha located here in this article.

Lakshmi Narasimha temple is a small temple built based on the South Indian temple architecture style. It is located on the busy road of Guru Ravidas Marg of Karol Bagh area which is dominated by South Indians. It is the only temple dedicated to Narasimha in New Delhi. The temple is managed by Ahobila math.

The main shrine enshrines Lakshmi Narasimha. The idols of Ashta Lakshmi are found in the prakara. Vishn…