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Indian Heritage Must See Sites (DRAFT)
Hoysalesvara Temple
Halebidu, Hassan, Karnataka
Contact Phone : 08172267312
E: mail : Circleban.asi@gmail.com ,
subcirclehas.asi@gmail.com
Maintained by Bangalore
Circle
Longitude&Latitude:
75.9941003610013,
21258340000
Brief History The Hoysalesvara Temple, called as 'VishnuvardhanaHoysalesvara', was built in A.D. 1121. It is an ornate dvikutavariety of Siva temple in east-west orientation. Founded by KetamallaDandanayaka, this structure has a group of shrines each having on plan a sanctum, avestibule, a hall and porch which are fused together in the region of hall of dance. The temple once had a prakarawith an imposing gateway on the south side with royal emblem placed over these mandapas.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Hassan
Nearest Airport Bangalore
Nearest bus station Hassan
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Not ticketed
Amenities Signage, Toilet, Drinking water, Approach Road, fencing, CCTV, Dustbin are the amenities available
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
The best season to visit the place is October to March.
Climate Average Temperature 23.0°C
Average Rainfall 806mm
Accommodation available ASI Nil
Tourism Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation Hotel is available in Mysore Private accommodations are also available.
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
Yes. Archaeological Museum, Halebidu
The Archaeological Museum Halebidu opens from 10 am to 5 pm.
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Udayagiri and Khandagiri
Caves

Bhubaneswar, Khurda, Odisha
Contact Phone : 0674-2573074, 0674-2573068
E: mail : circlebhubaneswar.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Bhubaneswar
Circle Longitude &Latitude: 850.47’E ; 200.16’ N
Brief History The twin hills of Khandagiri and Udayagiri in Bhubaneswar, anciently known as Kumara and Kumari parvatas respectively represent one of the earliest groups of Jaina rock-cut architecture in eastern India in the fields of history, rock-cut architecture, art and religion. There are all together eighteen caves in the Udayagiri and fifteen caves in the Khandagiri. The excavation of these caves was first initiated by Kharavela and his successors around the first century B.C. The rock hewning activities continued till the time of the Somavamsis of tenth-eleventh century A.D.
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General view of Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves
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Approach: Nearest Railway Bhubaneswar
Nearest Airport Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar
Nearest bus station Bhubaneswar
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Indian Citizen is Rs. 5.00 and for each foreigner is Rs. 100.00 or $ 2.00 and free entry for children below 15 years.
Amenities Drinking water facilities,Visitors benches,Sinages,Landscaping Approach pathway
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
Winter Season
Climate Average Temperature Max. 37°, Min. 10° C
Average Rainfall 160 cm/Annum
Accommodation available ASI Nil
Tourism Panthanivas at Bhubaneswar of Orissa Tourism Development Corporation.
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Asokan rock edict and
sculpture of elephant

Bhubaneswar, Khurda, Odisha
Contact Phone : 0674-2573074, 0674-2573068
E: mail : circlebhubaneswar.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Bhubaneswar
Circle Longitude &Latitude: 850.51’E ; 200.11’ N
Brief History The Asokan Edicts below the forepart of the rock-cut elephant have furnished the standard version of Rock-Edicts 1 to 10 and 14 by replacing Rock-Edicts 11-13 with two special Edicts which are also repeated in the Asokan inscription at Jaugada in Kalinga (Odisha). The forepart of the elephant is labeled Gajjatame symbolizing the conception of the Buddha. It is datable to third century B.C.
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Rock-cut Elephant, Dhauli
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Rock Edicts of Asoka, Dhauli
Approach: Nearest Railway Bhubaneswar
Nearest Airport Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar
Nearest bus station Bhubaneswar
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Nil (Free entry)
Amenities Drinking water facilities,Visitors benches,Sinages,Landscaping Approach pathway
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
Winter Season
Climate Average Temperature Max. 37°, Min. 100°
Average Rainfall 160 cm/Annum
Accommodation available ASI Nil
Tourism Panthanivas at Bhubaneswar of Orissa Tourism Development Corporation
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-:100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
A large temple dedicated to sun
Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand
Contact Phone : 05962-233230
E: mail : circledehradun.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Dehradun Circle Longitude &Latitude: 29°37’57.0”N
79°36’52.5”E
Brief History Located on a lofty hill the temple is an imposing structure locally known as "Bara Aditya" or the great Sun God. The main temple is surrounded by a paved enclosure. There are 44 subsidiary shrines around the main temple. The main shrine-facing east consists of a garbhagriha and a mandapa. The sanctum has a curvilinear elevation while the mandapa is covered with a gabled roof and apparently is a later addition. The sanctum is tri-ratha on plan though the projections are not pronounced. Stylistically, the temple can be dated to circa A.D. twelfth - thirteenth century.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Kathgodam
Nearest Airport Jolly grant (Dehradun)
Nearest bus station Almora/Kosi
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Non ticketed
Amenities Toilet, Benches, Suggestion box, Bilingual Direction boards, Bilingual Protection boards, Bilingual Notice boards, Bilingual Slogan boards Bilingual Cultural notice board and Bilingual protection Plaque etc. are available at the site.
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
September to November and February to June
Climate Average Temperature April and September is around 30°C - 35°C (max) 20°C - 15°C (min).
Average Rainfall 1000 mm/Annum
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism Kumoun Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. Guest house at Katarmal
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Jageshwar group of temples
Jageshwar, Almora, Uttarakhand
Contact Phone : 05962-233230
E: mail : circledehradun.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Dehradun Circle Longitude &Latitude: 29°38’14.8”N,79°51’15.8”E Brief History Jageshwar is considered as one of the ancient route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Inscriptions testify to the presence of shrines here in the eighth century and these were, in all probability not the first erected at this spot. The temples located in Jageshwar are seems to be the earliest temples in the Kumaun region. The main temple which gives name of the site is located in the east of the enclosure and is a shikhara style of temple.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Kathgodam
Nearest Airport Jolly grant (Dehradun)
Nearest bus station Jageshwar/ Artola
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Non ticketed
Amenities Drinking water, Benches, Suggestion box, Bilingual Direction boards, Bilingual Protection boards, Bilingual Notice boards, Bilingual Slogan boards Bilingual Cultural notice board and Bilingual protection Plaque, wheel chair, ramp for disabled persons etc. are available at the site
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
September to November and February to June
Climate Average Temperature 25°C - 30°C (max) 19°C - 15°C (min).
Average Rainfall 1055 mm/Annum
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism Kumoun Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. Guest house, forest guest house at Jageshwar.
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
Archaeological Museum -Jagrshwar
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Baijnath group of temples
Baijnath, Bageshwar,
Uttarakhand
Contact Phone : 05962-233230
E: mail : circledehradun.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Dehradun Circle Longitude &Latitude: 29°54’25.7” N,79°36’54.9”E Brief History Baijnath identified as ancient Karttikayapura often is believe to be the seat the Katyuries, earliest ruling dynasty of central Himalayan region who had shifted their capital from Joshimath (District Chamoli) to this place sometimes in 8th Century AD.The main temple known as Baijnath is dedicated to Siva. Panchratha on plan, the temple consist of sanctum with projected portico.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Kathgodam
Nearest Airport Jolly grant (Dehradun)
Nearest bus station Baijnath/ Garud
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Non ticketed
Amenities Drinking water, Benches, Suggestion box, Bilingual Direction boards, Bilingual Protection boards, Bilingual Notice boards, Bilingual Slogan boards Bilingual Cultural notice board and Bilingual protection Plaque, wheel chair, ramp for disabled persons etc. are available at the site.
Best
Season to
Visit
The best time to visit Baijnath is between March –June and September- October
Climate Average Temperature April to July is around 36°C - 30°C (max), 20°C -10C (min) in January. - 35°C (max) 20°C - 15°C (min).
Average Rainfall 1000 mm
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism One can stay at Kumoun Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. Guest house and private lodges and guest houses at Baijnath
Museum No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Gol gumbaz
Vijayapur ,Bijapur,
Karnataka
Contact Phone : 08352-240737
E: mail : scirclebije@gmail.com
Maintained by Dharwad Circle Longitude &Latitude: 75° 44' 10.73'' E,.16° 49' 45.66'' N Brief History Gol Gumbaz is aptly known for its amazing dimensions and unique acoustic features designed in a typical Adil Shaihi architecture by the famous architect of that time, Yaqut of Dabul. It is situated in Bijapur district of Karnataka and is the second largest dome in the world. The Gol Gumbaz is second in size only to St. Peter's Basilica, Rome. Gol Gumbaz, also known as Gol Gumbad is a mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah, who was the Sultan of Bijapur between 1626 and 1656 A.D.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Bijapur Railway Station
Nearest Airport Belagavi Airport (Belgaum Airport)
Nearest bus station Bijapur Bus Station
Timings of
Visit
6.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Ticket Price Indians: 5.00 Rupees and Foreigners :100 Rupees
Amenities Amenities Available: Canteen, Drinking water facility, Battery operated pollution free vehicles for physically challenged persons and Toilet block facility.
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
From September to March
Climate Average Temperature 33°C
Average Rainfall 400.9mm / 15.784 inches
Accommodation available ASI Nil
Tourism Adil Shahi Hotel, Bijapur (an undertaking by Government of Karnataka Tourism Department)
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
Yes, Archaeological Museum ,Bijapur
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Ancient Excavated Site
Remains of Buddhist Stupa

Kanganhalli, Kalaburgi
(Gulbarga),Karnataka
Contact Phone : 08472-291000
E: mail : scirclebije@gmail.com
Maintained by Dharwad Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 76° 54'18.05'' E ,16° 50'09.56''N
Brief History The remains of a unique Maha Stupa or Great stupa were discovered at Kanaganahalli, near Sannati, during excavations by the Archaeological Survey of India, between 1994 and 2001. Inscriptions refer to it as the AdhholokaMaha-chaitya-the Great Stupa of the Netherworlds. The Maha Stupa was built sometime in the 3rd century BCE during the times of Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, with construction and additions continuing till the 3rd century CE over the Early and Later Satavahana periods.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Nalwar Railway
Station
Nearest Airport Hyderabad Airport
Nearest bus station Shahpur Bus Station
Timings of
Visit
8.30 AM to 5.30 PM
Ticket Price Not Applicable
Amenities Amenities Available: Drinking water facility.
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
From September to February
Climate Average Temperature 36°C
Average Rainfall 839mm
Accommodation available ASI Nil
Tourism Nil
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Deeg Palaces
Deeg, District Bharatpur,
Rajasthan
Contact Phone : 05641-220215, 05641-220115
E: mail : museumdeegasi@gmail.com,
Cade.asi@gmail.com
Maintained byJaipur Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 27°28’19.93” N, 77°19’25.88” E
Brief History The palaces at Deeg are the excellent example of the Jat architecture dominated in the area during 16-18th Century AD. Deeg was the capital of Jat Dynasty, where magnificent palaces had been constructed.
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Deeg Palaces: Rear View of Gopal Bhawan flanked By Sawan and Bhadon Pavillions with Gopal Sagar in Fort. #
Deeg Palaces: View of Singh Pol, the main Entrance to the Palaces
Approach: Nearest Railway Deeg, Bharatpur
Nearest Airport Agra, Jaipur & Delhi
Nearest bus station Deeg, Bharatpur
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sunset
Ticket Price Rs. Five (To be enhanced as per recent notification)
Amenities Drinking water, Toilet, CNB, PNB, Braille Signage in the Museum.
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
October to February
Climate Average Temperature Hot (except for two
months)
Average Rainfall 612 mm (District Headquarter Bharatpur)
Accommodation available ASI Nil
Tourism Nil
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
Yes, Period Museum, Deeg
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Koch Bihar Palace
Koch Bihar, West Bengal
Contact Phone : (033) 2334-3775
E: mail : circlekolkata.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Kolkata Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 26°19'36.87''N, 89°26'18.52''E
Brief History The magnificent palace was built by Maharaja Nripendranarayan in c.1847 A.D. following the plan and design of neo-classical European style. The double storeyed brick building is raised on a basement terrace. It is approached through a porch-in-antis which has on its either side an arcaded verandah. Similar verandah also runs longitudinally in the first storey. The porch leads to the Durbar hall. It is surmounted by a guilded dome. On the top of the dome is placed a lantern.
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General view of Koch Bihar Palace #
Night view of Koch Bihar Palace
Approach: Nearest Railway New Cooch Behar
Nearest Airport Bagdogra Airport
Nearest bus station Cooch Behar Bus
Stand
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Rs. 5 for Indian visitors and Rs. 100 for foreign visitors.
Amenities drinking water facilities, visitors benches, sinages, garden, approachable road and pathways, cloak room, separate toilet for ladies and gents, ramps, illumination are available.
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
October to February
Climate Average Temperature Summer: Max: 32° C; Min: 20° C
Winter: Max: 24° C;
Min: 10° C
Average Rainfall 3,201 mm
Accommodation available ASI Nil
Tourism Nil
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
“Koch Bihar Palace Museum” has been
attached with this monument.
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Hazarduari Palace
Killa Nizamat, Murshidabad,
West Bengal
Contact Phone : (033) 2334-3775
E: mail : circlekolkata.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Kolkata Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 24°11'10.41''N,88°16'07.62''E
Brief History The Palace is known as Hazarduari because it contains about a thousand real and false doors. It was built by Nawab Nasim Humayun Jah (1829-37 A.D.). The Palace was used for holding Durbar and as residence of high ranking English officials. At present, it serves as a period Museum displaying a vast array of interesting exhibits which include life size paintings of the Nawabs of Murshidabad, British royal personages, throne, palanquins, silver thrones, armour used in various battles in the region, vases, ivory and marble objects etc.
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General view of Hazarduari
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Interior view of Hazarduari
Palace Museum
Approach: Nearest Railway Murshidabad
Nearest Airport N.S.C.B.I. Airport,
Dum Dum
Nearest bus station Murshidabad
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Rs. 10 for Indian visitors and Rs. 100 for foreign visitors.
Amenities Drinking water facilities, visitor benches, sinages, garden, approachable road and pathways, cloak room, publication sales counter, separate toilet for ladies and gents for international standard, lift, wheel chair are available.
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
October to February
Climate Average Temperature Summer: Max: 40° C; Min: 27° C
Winter: Max: 24° C;
Min: 12° C
Average Rainfall 1,600 mm
Accommodation available ASI Nil
Tourism A number of good hotels are available nearby Berhampur City.
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
“Hazarduari Palace Museum” has been
attached with this monument.
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
The site of Sahet-Mahet
Ikauna, Sravasti; and
Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh
Contact Phone : 0522-2328220
E: mail : circlelucknow.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Lucknow Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 27° 30’ N; 82° 02’ E
Brief History Sravasti on the bank of Rapti was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala. During the days of Buddha its prosperity reached the peak under the powerful ruler of Prasenaji. In the Mahaparinibnana-Sutta Sravasti is mentioned as one of the six important cities where Buddha had a large followers. Now, the remains of famous Jetavana lie within an irregular enclosure wall at Sahet.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Balrampur
Nearest Airport Lucknow
Nearest bus station Sravasti
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price 5/-( For Indian citizen, tourists from SAARC and Rs. 100/- for others, BIMSTEK)
Amenities Approach Road ,Parking, Landscaping ,Adequate Queue for visitor’s entry / exit, Cloak Room ,Toilet Blocks ,Visitor Benches, Drinking water facility, Dust bins / Garbage disposal system, Brochures for free distribution, Guidebook, Wheelchair, Publication Counter
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
October-April
Climate Average Temperature 24.9° C
Average Rainfall 1300 mm
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism No
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Fort of Kalinjar
Banda, Naraini, Kalinjar;
Uttar Pradesh
Contact Phone : 0522-2328220
E: mail : circlelucknow.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Lucknow Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 25° 00' N; 80° 29' E
Brief History This invincible fort is attributed to Chandravarman, the traditional founder of Chandella dynasty, though the antiquity of the fort can be traced to much earlier period i.e. to the beginning of the Christian era. It is a place of great religious and strategic importance and finds mention in the epics & Puranas. Kalinjar and its strategic fort were so famous that many dynasties specially the Chandellas took pride in associating themselves with the place. The fort withstood the army of Mahmmud of Ghazni and also held out against Sher Shah who was mortally wounded A.D. 1812.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Attara
Nearest Airport Khajuraho
Nearest bus station Kalinjar
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price 5/-( For Indian citizen, tourists from SAARC and Rs. 100/- for others, BIMSTEK
Amenities Approach Road, Parking, Adequate Queue for visitor’s entry / exit, Toilet Blocks, Visitor Benches, Drinking water facility, Dust bins / Garbage disposal system, Brochures for free distribution ,Braille Signage
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
October-April
Climate Average Temperature 25° C
Average Rainfall 800-900mm
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism Yes
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Jhansi Fort
Jhansi, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
Contact Phone : 0522-2328220
E: mail : circlelucknow.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Lucknow Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 25° 28' 56' N; 78° 33' 41' E
Brief History The construction of the fort is ascribed to the Bundela Chief Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha in 1613. For twenty five years it was one of the strongholds of the Bundelas till it passed into the hands of the Mughals for the next hundred years and subsequently came under the possession of the Marathas for another hundred years. The Maratha Chief Naru Shankar enlarged the Shankargarh area of the fort. From the Marathas during the period of 1857. It passed into the hands of the British, who defeated Rani Lakshmi Bai and took possession of the fort. The fort is thus associated with the first War of Independence.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Jhansi
Nearest Airport Gwalior
Nearest bus station Jhansi
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price 5/-( For Indian citizen, tourists from SAARC and Rs. 100)
Amenities Approach Road, Parking, Landscaping, Adequate Queue for visitor’s entry / exit ,Toilet Blocks, Drinking water facility, Visitor Benches, Dust bins / Garbage disposal system, Brochures for free distribution, Ramps, Braille Signage,
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
October-April
Climate Average Temperature 25° C
Average Rainfall 300 mm
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism Yes
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Residency Building
Lucknow, Lucknow,
Uttar Pradesh
Contact Phone : 0522-2328220
E: mail : circlelucknow.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Lucknow Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 26° 52' N; 80° 56' E
Brief History The Residency complex was set up on the bank of river Gomti in 1775 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula (A.D. 1775-1795) for the British resident, after the shifting of capital from Faizabad to Lucknow. The main Residency building was three storeyed having a Tah-Khana (undergound chamber) under its main block, it was constructed during the reign of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan (A.D. 1798-1814) which was used by the Resident and the Chief Commissioner of Awadh till 1857. The ruins of the Residency remind of the hostoric seize of the British stronghold by the Awadh forces in 1857 under the leadership of Begum Hazrat Mahal (Wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah), Maulvi Ahmad-ulla Shah and several Taluqadars with the full co-operation of the people of Awadh.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Lucknow
Nearest Airport Lucknow
Nearest bus station Lucknow
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price 5/-( For Indian citizen, tourists from SAARC and Rs. 100)
Amenities Parking,Landscaping, Adequate Queue for visitor’s entry / exit ,Cloak Room, Toilet Blocks, Visitor Benches, Drinking water facility, Dust bins / Garbage disposal system, Brochures for free distribution, Publication Counter, Wheelchair, Ramps, Braille Signage ,CCTV Cameras
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
October-April
Climate Average Temperature 25.7° C
Average Rainfall 1001 mm
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism Yes
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
Yes. 1857 Memorial Museum.
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Site, Stupa & Monastery of the Sakyas
Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Contact Phone : 0522-2328220
E: mail : circlelucknow.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Lucknow Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 27° 26' 30" N, 83° 7' 50" E
Brief History Piprahwa, identified as ancient Kapilavastu, situated in the district of Siddharth Nagar of Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important sacred places of Buddhism being native place of Lord Buddha. After excavations at the site the remains of one of the earliest Buddhist Stupa have been recovered. Inscribed relic casket encountered by William C. Pepe in 1898, in Brahmi script, is supposed to be Pre-Mauryan. The text of the inscription indicates that the stupa was originally built by the Sakya relatives of the Buddha.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Naugarh
Nearest Airport Gorakhpur
Nearest bus station Naugarh
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price 5/-( For Indian citizen, tourists from SAARC and Rs. 100)
Amenities Approach Road, Parking, Landscaping, Adequate Queue for visitor’s entry / exit, Toilet Blocks, Visitor Benches, Drinking water facility ,Dust bins / Garbage disposal system, Brochures for free distribution, Wheelchair, Braille Signage, Pathways with Tactile tiles wherever possible
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
October-April
Climate Average Temperature 25.6° C
Average Rainfall 425 mm
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism Yes
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
Yes, Kapilvastu Museum. (To be inaugurated)
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Gawligarh Fort
Chikaldara, Amravati,
Maharashtra
Contact Phone : 94220 84750
E: mail : milindangaitkar@gmail.com
Maintained by Nagpur Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 21° 22' 29.28" N, 77° 20' 22.93" E
Brief History Gawilgarh Fort, Amravati :- According to the local tradition the fort was constructed in 12th Century by Gawali King who belongs to the family of Yadavas. , because of king Gawali it was called as Gawilgad. It was mud construction According to the Vol No 1 of Tarikhe-E- Farishta , written by Farishta the fort was constructed by the 9th King of Bahamani Sultan Ahmad Shah Vali in 1425 AD. In 1477 AD , 1st King Phatteulla Imadulmulk of Imadshahi of Berar repair and extent its peripheri.In 1577 AD, during the reign of Nizamshahi under Saiyyad Murtuza Sabzavari ‘s inspection Bahiramkhan repair the fort.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Badnera (Jn)
Nearest Airport Nagpur
Nearest bus station Paratwada, Dist.
Amravati.
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Yet to be ticketed.
Amenities Amenities are being added.
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
Rainy season to Winter season.
Climate Average Temperature 23° C
Average Rainfall 350mm to 400 mm
Accommodation available ASI Not available
Tourism MTDC, Chikaldara,
Dist. Amravati.
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Laxman Temple and Old Sites
Sirpur, Mahasamund,
Chhattisgarh
Contact Phone : 0771-4218483 & 4218484,
E: mail : circlerai.asi@gmail.com
Maintained by Raipur Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 82.186667, 21.353096
Brief History An inscription retrieved from the temple premise records that the edifice was built by queen Vasata, daughter of Maukhari king Surya Verma of Magadha and the widowed mother of the Panduvamsi King Mahasiv Gupta Balarjuna (AD:595-655).The brick temple dedicated to lord Vishnu stands on a prominent platform and consists of a Garbhagriha, antarala and remnants of an enclosed pillared mandapa.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Mahasamund
Nearest Airport Swami Vivekananda
Airport, Raipur
Nearest bus station Sirpur, Tumgaon
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Rs.5/- per head- For citizens of India and visitors of SAARC countries Rs.100/- per head – For Others
Amenities Toilet ,Drinking Water facility,Ramp for physically challenged persons, Braille Signage for blind persons,Tactile Pathway,Booking counter,Wheel Chair,Approach Roads,Cloak Room,Publication Counter,CCTV,Dustbins Visitor Benches,
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
September to March
Climate Average Temperature 40° C
Average Rainfall 600mm
Accommodation available ASI No accommodation of ASI available.
Tourism Hiuen Tsang Tourist Resort, Sirpur
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
There is no museum, but a Sculpture Shed displaying sculptural remains retrieved from Sirpur in to some extend fulfilling the need of a museum.
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Rock-Cut Temples with
Sculptures lying in and outside

Masrur, Kangra,
Himachal Pradesh
Contact Phone : 0177-2650584/1170 (T/F)
E: mail : circleshi.asi@gmail.com
Maintained by Shimla Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 30° 30' 21" N, 76° 9' 4" E
Brief History This monolithic temple complex carved out of single rock in sand stone range at Masrur is one of the rare existing heritage in India. Tradition says that the Pandvas had engraved this monument during the last 13th years of their exile, while in a night of six months. However, these temples contain all the features of the nagara temples which were on practice in the 7th and 8th centuries A.D. So the age of the monument can be assigned to this date. Originally the temple was dedicated to Siva.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Kangra
Nearest Airport Gaggal Airport, Kangra
Nearest bus station Dehra
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price 5 Rs. for Indian adults, and 100 Rs. for foreigners.
Amenities A small toilet block ,Drinking water ,Cultural Notice Board is being upgraded,pathway , approach road Small road-side car parking facility is available. A 5-6 long time-lapse documentary is under preparation. A small brochure on monument is available for free distribution
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
June to March
Climate Average Temperature Max. 40° Celsius and Min. 18° Celsius
Average Rainfall 63 to 65 inches
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism No
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Hidimba Devi Temple
Manali, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Contact Phone : 0177-2650584/1170 (T/F)
E: mail : circleshi.asi@gmail.com
Maintained by Shimla Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 32°14.909' N,077°1o.850’ E
Brief History A multi-tired temple dedicated to the demon goddess belonged to the clan of Rakshasa. The powerful Pandva, Bhim, married to Hidimba during period of agyatwas (period of total disappearance from public view). Later she rose to status of goddess of being worshipped by the people in high esteem. An inscription on a wooden plank on the door says about the present structure. The temple was built by Raja Bahadur Singh (A.D.1532-1569). The temple Architecture belongs to pagoda style in four tiers raised to the height 20.50 meter.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Joginder Naagar
Ditrict Mandi
Nearest Airport Kullu Manlai Airport,
Bhuntar
Nearest bus station Manali
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Entry Free
Amenities A small toilet block, visitor benches,. wheel chair is available, pathways, interpretation signages are set up, directional signages are in place, water supply is provided within the temple premises.
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
May to September
Climate Average Temperature Max. 20° Celsius and Min. 04° Celsius
Average Rainfall 53.7 inches
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism PWD Guest House
Manali
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Buddhist Monastery (Tabo)
Tabo, Lahaul & Spiti,
Himachal Pradesh
Contact Phone : 0177-2650584/1170 (T/F),
+91-8894286015
E: mail : circleshi.asi@gmail.com
Maintained by Shimla Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 32°00' N;Long.78°20’ E
Brief History This is the oldest and continuously functioning Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayan region. The history of this Monastery goes back to 10th century A.D. In this period the most of the monasteries in the Himalayan region were founded by the members of the dynasty of the kings of western Tibet. They were called Purang by the Historians of ancient India and Tibet, as their political centre was in Purang and the religious centre was in Guge. Among these many establishments were of the great Lotsaba Rinchen Sangapo. Tabo Monastery was founded in A.D. 996.
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Approach: Nearest Railway Kalka
Nearest Airport Kullu Manlai Airport,
Bhuntar
Nearest bus station Kaza Bus Stand
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price Entry is free.
Amenities A toilet block is under construction.Visitor benches are prided.Well-planned pathways leading to each Gumpha are provided.Interpretation signages are set up.Directional signages are provided.Local water supply is available close to the monument.
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
May to September
Climate Average Temperature Max. 15° Celsius and Min. -22° Celsius
Average Rainfall 170 mm (6.7 inches)
Accommodation available ASI No
Tourism PWD Rest House,
Tabo
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
Kudakallu Parambu
(Cheramangad)

Cheramanagad, Thrissur,
Kerala
Contact Phone : 04872365616
E: mail : Circlethrissure.asi@gov.in
Maintained by Thrissur Circle
Longitude &Latitude: 10°41' 23" N;76°07’ 19" E
Brief History A burial site where many types of megaliths are noticed. There are numerous burials including the types like umbrella stone, hood stone, multiple hood stone, topical and menhir
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Approach: Nearest Railway Thrissur
Nearest Airport Nedumbasserry,Kochi
Nearest bus station Kunnamkulam
(Thrissur District)
Timings of
Visit
From Sun rise to Sun set
Ticket Price NIL
Amenities Toilet, Drinking water, approach raod
Best
Season to
Visit the
monument
May to September
Climate Average Temperature Max. 29° Celsius and Min. 27° Celsius
Average Rainfall -
Accommodation available ASI NIL
Tourism Private hotels
available in
Kunnamkulam
Any Museum
attached
with the
monument
No
Conservation status: It is in good state of preservation.
Buffer Zone-: 100 metres is prohibited area and further 200 metres is declared as regulated area as per the provisions of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act 2010.
 
 

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