South Asia

Lotus Temple – The magnificent Bahá’í House of Worship in Delhi

The temple was built in 1986 by an Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba. Notable for its flowerlike shape, is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad “petals” arranged in clusters

Taj Mahal – The great ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra

Mother Teresa – The popular missionary rests in Kolkata

An Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born of Albanian parents on 26 August 1910, in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman

Sarojini Naidu – The Nightingale of India dies in Lucknow

An Indian politician and poet. A proponent of civil rights, women’s emancipation, and anti-imperialistic ideas, she was an important figure in India’s struggle for independence from colonial

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – The birthplace of the greatest Bengali in Tungipara

A Bangladeshi politician and statesman. He is called the “Father of the Nation” in Bangladesh. He served as the first President of Bangladesh and later as the

Morgan House – The mansion of British colonial architecture in Kalimpong

Shaheed Minar – The memorial tower in Kolkata

It was erected in 1828 to commemorate the victory of the British East India Company forces against the Marathons in 1804 and the victory of the East

Raja Ravi Varma – The birthplace of celebrated Indian painter and artist in Kilimanoor

He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. His works are one of the best examples of the fusion of European academic

Faisal Mosque – One of the largest mosques in the world in Islamabad

Construction of the mosque began in 1976 after a grant from Saudi King Faisal, whose name the mosque bears. The unconventional design by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay

Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban – The National Parliament House in Dhaka

Designed while the country was still part of a Pakistan, the complex is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world, comprising 200 acres. Construction was

Parinirvana Stupa – The death place of the founder of Buddhism in Kushinagar

The British army engineer, archaeologist Alexander Cunningham gains the most attention for his work in the area, because he conclusively proved that Gautama Buddha had died in

Mysuru Palace – The royal residence in Mysuru

The official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysuru. The land on which the palace now stands was originally known as

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