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Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
-7.4813, 110.2138
Sosan, India

Kasol: Little Israel of the Himalayas

Remote town home to Himachalis, Israelis, and tons of hashish.
32.0098, 77.3145
Shravanabelagola, India

Gomateshvara Statue

World's tallest monolithic statue has served as a pilgrimage site since its completion in 993 CE.
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Illuminated at night by 97,000 bulbs
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
12.3051, 76.6551
The sati handprints
Jodhpur, India

Sati handprints

Fifteen Jodhpur queens left their handprints before going to their fiery death.
26.2816, 73.0232
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
Mandu, India

Ruins of Mandu

A centuries-old fortress city lies in ruin.
22.3271, 75.4053
The skyline of Lucknow, India, where the tragedy took place
Lucknow, India

Death by Ketchup

Six workers at this food processing plant drowned in a giant vat of ketchup.
26.8465, 80.9467
Hampi, India

Hampi

The remains of what was, not so long ago, the world's largest city.
15.3354, 76.4588
Chhatarpur, India

Temples of Khajuraho

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

Ajanta Caves

Rock-cut cave complex filled with ancient Buddhist artwork.
20.5329, 75.7502
Rats of Karni Mata Temple
Deshnok, India

Karni Mata Temple

Deep in the Thar desert, a temple crawling with thousands of holy rats.
27.7909, 73.3407