The beautiful Paigah tombs – II

The beautiful Paigah tombs – I

The beautiful Paigah tombs, located near Char Minar, were a revelation. I assumed I would find something very similar to the other tombs that exist in Hyderabad. Instead, while the tombs are in a state of decay, the craftsmanship on display here is still pretty amazing. Apparently, the tombs represent a blend of Mughal, Greek, Persian, Rajasthani and Deccan style of architecture.

Around Badami – Pattadakal

Pattadakal is a small village in Karnataka, India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located about 22 kms from Badami. It has a collection of ten temples from the 8th century, built by the Chalukya dynasty.

The temple complex

Galganath Temple

Virupaksha Temple

Intricate carvings

Puja in one of the temples

Trip to Warangal – II

Looking at the monuments in Warangal does leave one wondering about the tremendous patience those workers must have had back then to carve out such intricate forms in stone! Here are some examples of what you see in the ruins of Warangal Fort –

....

....

....

....