Pancha Rathas at Mahabalipuram – India

Pancha Rathas is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram in India. The coastal city is a suburb of Chennai on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Southern India and was a major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom. The monument site consist of five monolithic temple structures built by the Pallavas in the early…

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Indian Peafowl

As the name suggests, the Indian Peafowl is primarily found in the wild in India and is the national bird of India. Indian Peafowl have been raised in captivity for centuries as historical documents mention them in Egypt, Greece and Rome. They are currently kept all over the world in zoos, aviaries and by individuals….

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Elephanta Caves – India

Elephanta Caves are located near Mumbai, India on Elephanta Island in the middle of Mumbai Harbour. The island is 10 Km (6.2 miles) from the Gateway of India and can only be reached by taking a one hour long ferry ride. There are a total of seven caves that make up the Elephanta Caves and…

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Bonnet Macaque – India

The Bonnet Macaque is common to the southern part of India and it is characterized by the hair on its head being parted in the middle. The Bonnet Macaque has clumps of hair on top of their heads that looks like they wearing a toupee. The person that named these monkeys thought that they looked…

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Taj Mahal – India

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum constructed primarily from white marble on the south bank of the Yamuna River near the city of Agra, India. The memorial was completed in 1653 but it took 22 years to build using a labor force of 20,000 people and 1000 elephants. The Taj Mahal is one of the…

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