The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya – Holy City of Buddhism

Not only pilgrims from India but pilgrims from across the world arrive at Bodhgaya annually. It is one of the holiest sites for Buddhists across the world. The main relic in the temple is that of a distant descendant of a Bo tree under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. Bodhgaya hotels…

Diana’s View Point: Jabal Akhdar – A View Fit for a Princess

The state of Oman is scattered with numerous attractions which are of historic, cultural, religious and architectural importance. Such attractions in Oman include sites like the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a splendid illustration of Islamic religious architecture, the Bahla Fort which is well known for its historic importance, and the Royal Opera House in Muscat…

Sigiriya Rock – The Magnificent Ancient Citadel of Sigiriya

The island of Sri Lanka has a wide range of historical wonders, and a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of the most significant and breath-taking of these is Sigiriya, an ancient fortress that was built on a massive rock that is almost seven-hundred-feet high. Sigiriya is also one of the island’s most popular…

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy – a sacred city

The rolling hills and lush green valleys of Kandy attract a number of travellers, both local and foreign, to its cooler climate and scenic locations. One of its most celebrated and revered highlights are the magnificent, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, a 17th-century temple located in the heart of the city. A 3-hour drive…