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Auroville
Bommayapalayam, India

Auroville

This experimental utopian "city of the future" in rural India may hold a dark secret.
12.0069, 79.8106
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.
12.3185, 76.6406
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
Chandigarh, India

Nek Chand Saini

A palatial sculpture park, built illegally and in secret by Nek Chand over a period of 36 years.
30.7529, 76.8065
Sosan, India

Kasol: Little Israel of the Himalayas

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

Jwala Ji Temple of Kangra

Eternal flame said to be a Hindu Goddesses fiery tounge.
32.1000, 76.2700
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
Reserve Jangal Masrur Joni-I, India

Masrur Temple

15 monolithic temples emulate an eroding sand castle.
32.0729, 76.1372
Amritsar, India

Wagah Flag Ceremony

On the Pakistan-India border the militaries perform an elaborate theater of aggression each and every night.
31.5907, 74.5761