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A breathtaking scene as the lights are illuminated at the Mysore Palace  
   

A breathtaking scene as the lights are illuminated at the Mysore Palace

A Dazzling Display

March 18th 2006
After some very interesting religious encounters indeed, I decided it was time to visit some of the more usual destinations frequented by travellers. One of the stops was at Hampi, which was the original site of the old city of Vijayanagar that was founded in 1336, and thrived as a political capital until it was ransacked in 1565. It is quite a strange place, for the boulders strewn across the h ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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