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New Delhi, India

Safdarjung Airport

The former Willingdon Airport started operations in 1929, in India's capital, Delhi. Now, it's used for maintenance runs and helicopter rides.
Kuttikkanam, India

Ammachi Kottaram

A former palace designed for the consorts of the Travancore royal dynasty.
Chennai, India

Fort St. George

The first English fort built in India.
Agra, India

John Hessing's Tomb

Also known as the "Red Taj Mahal."
Bhubaneswar, India

Sisupalgarh

Built in a perfect square, this archaeological site is one of the largest and best preserved ancient fortifications in India.
Kolkata, India

Nipponzan Myohoji

This overlooked Japanese Buddhist temple is a respite from the bustle of Kolkata.
Bandai, India

Bullet Baba Shrine

Liquor and flowers mark a holy site for Indian motorcycle riders.
Kanchipuram, India

Athi Varadar Idol

An effigy of the deity emerges from a temple's water every 40 years.
Mumbai, India

Mumbai's Parsi Fire Temples

The place of worship for Zoroastrians, Mumbai's Parsi fire temples use fire and ash for purification.
Balaghat, India

Barasingha of Kanha National Park

This reserve is the only place in the world where you can see the Barasingha swamp deer in the wild.
New Delhi, India

Indian Coffee House, Connaught Place

A favorite haunt of Delhi's politicos and intellectuals, this old-school coffee shop was shut down under Indira Gandhi's Emergency.
Gwalior, India

Sasbahu Temples

A pair of nearly 1,000-year-old temples profusely covered in meticulous stone carvings.
Cherrapunjee, India

Cherrapunji

Known as the wettest place on earth.
Kolkata, India

The Black Hole of Calcutta

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

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

A giant repository of accidentally discovered cave paintings up to 30,000 years old.
Hyderabad, India

101 Dining Table at Falaknuma Palace

Once where royalty entertained guests, this opulent table is now one of the longest in the world.
Mumbai, India

Tower of Silence in Mumbai

A Zoroastrian funerary tower where excarnation rituals are carried out is threatened by the area's dwindling vulture population.
Panaji, India

Fontainhas

This colorful colonial neighborhood in Panjim is one of the only Latin Quarters in Asia.
New Delhi, India

Lodhi Art District

India's first open-air public art district sits in the heart of the country's capital.
Kolkata, India

Mud Statues of Kumortuli

The potters' quarter is packed with artists sculpting clay gods with mud from the sacred Ganges river.
Leh, India

Kardung La

Over 3 miles up in the Himalayas this pass is one of the highest drivable roads in the world.
Lucknow, India

Indira Gandhi Planetarium

Inside the dome of this gigantic, Saturn-shaped building is one of the largest planetariums in Asia.
Hardo Rattan, India

Wagah Flag Ceremony

On the Pakistan-India border the militaries perform an elaborate theater of aggression each and every night.
Varanasi, India

Cremation Ghats of Varanasi

Many Hindus make the long pilgrimage to this holy city to have their remains burned on the banks of the Ganges River.