Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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The abandoned Mughal fortress, Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
27.0945, 77.6679
Reliquary of St. Francis Xavier
Velha Goa, India

Body of St. Francis Xavier

Scholar, adventurer, saint, and instigator of the Goa Inquisition
15.5032, 73.9113
College St is the largest secondhand book market in the world
Kolkata, India

College Street

The world's largest secondhand book market is a haven for bibliophiles and bargain hunters.
22.5760, 88.3645
New Delhi, India

Iron Pillar of Delhi

An ancient iron pillar in Delhi that seems to be rustproof.
28.6353, 77.2250
Illuminated at night by 97,000 bulbs
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset
12.3185, 76.6406
South Park Street Cemetery
Kolkata, India

South Park Street Cemetery

An eclectic mix of influences rot together in harmony in this India necropolis
22.5458, 88.3606
Illuminated Lotus petals at night (Flickr/blond avenger)
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses
28.5533, 77.2586
Raigad, India

Murud Janjira fort

A nearly unconquerable island-fort in the Indian Ocean
18.3002, 72.9641
Mandu, India

Ruins of Mandu

A centuries-old fortress city lies in ruin
22.3271, 75.4053
Chhatarpur, India

Temples of Khajuraho

Temples adorned with intricate, erotic sculptures make up one of the "seven wonders" of India
24.8423, 79.9246
Auroville
Bommayapalayam, India

Auroville

This experimental utopian "city of the future" in rural India may hold a dark secret.
12.0069, 79.8106
Entrance to the main cave.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

An extraordinary "City of Caves" carved from solid stone
18.9633, 72.9316
Jal Mahal
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it
26.9537, 75.8463
A gang of monkeys relax near the temple. (robertbrauneis/Flickr)
Jaipur, India

Hanuman’s Temple

Sacred Indian temple that’s all monkey business
26.9168, 75.8589
Howrah, India

Great Banyan Tree

A single tree's 2,800 aerial roots give the appearance of a complete forest
22.5614, 88.2921
Ajanta, India

Ajanta Caves

Rock-cut cave complex filled with ancient Buddhist artwork
20.5329, 75.7502
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone
26.9246, 75.8242
Verul, India

Ellora Caves

This complex of vertically-excavated Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monolithic temples in India's Maharashtra providence illustrates a spirit of tolerance characteristic of ancient India.
20.0229, 75.1792
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch
26.9124, 75.7873
Chand Baori
Jaipur, India

Ancient Stepwells of India

Thousands of exquisitely carved stone water storage wells, hundreds of stone steps, one tragic love story.
26.8829, 75.8057
Aksum, Ethiopia

Obelisk of Axum

Massive stele returned to Ethiopia after 70 years in Rome
14.1318, 38.7141
Ben Abeba Restaurant
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Ben Abeba

An otherworldly restaurant perched on the edge of a jagged cliff next to a medieval holy city.
12.0432, 39.0370
Bete Giyorgis
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Giyorgis of Lalibela

An Ethiopian "Jerusalem" featuring a church hewn out of a single rock
12.0364, 39.0467