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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo's City of the Dead

In Egypt's expanding metro area, many of the neighbors are dead.
Cairo, Egypt

Monastery of Saint Simon

The massive cave church of Cairo's Zabbaleen community is one of the largest Christian churches in the Middle East.
Cairo, Egypt

Nilometer

An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.
Kolkata, India

Terreti Bazaar

For just a few hours each morning, this market serves specialties from the city's shrinking Chinese-Indian community.
Kolkata, India

Nahoum and Sons

This Jewish bakery, among the last in the region, sells legendary sweets from a century-old storefront.
New Delhi, India

Sunderwala Burj

This beautiful 16th-century necropolis marks an astonishing feat in heritage conservation.
New Delhi, India

Cafe Lota

Nestled among the artifacts of the National Crafts Museum, this hidden gem offers hard-to-find regional foods from all over India.
New Delhi, India

Gandhi Smriti

Time has stopped at the house where Gandhi died.
Mumbai, India

Mahakali Caves

Nineteen ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves can be found on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Aurangabad, India

Bibi Ka Maqbara

Half-size replica of the Taj Mahal.
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.
New Delhi, India

Iron Pillar of Delhi

An ancient iron pillar in Delhi that seems to be rustproof.
Chennai, India

Kapaleeshwarar Temple

The painted and decorated towers of this Hindu shrine were once the tallest structures in one of the oldest cities in India.
Kolkata, India

College Street

The world's largest secondhand book market is a haven for bibliophiles and bargain hunters.
Kolkata, India

South Park Street Cemetery

An eclectic mix of influences rot together in harmony in this India necropolis.
New Delhi, India

Agrasen ki Baoli

A startling, centuries-old subterranean marvel hides in plain sight.
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
Chhatarpur, India

Temples of Khajuraho

Temples adorned with intricate, erotic sculptures make up one of the "seven wonders" of India.
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.
Chittorgarh, India

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

A complex of six forts embedded in the Rajasthan hills.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

An extraordinary "City of Caves" carved from solid stone.
Kolkata, India

The Black Hole of Calcutta

The site of an atrocity that would be used to justify Britain’s conquest of India.