very beautiful view
Thank you.. Diu is a wonderful place to go to..
The trek route to Gauri-Kund, en route to Manimahesh lake.Image looking down into the valley from the Gauri Kund plateau. Aug 2007
Located around 100 kms north-west of Ahmedabad, the 11th century Sun Temple of Modhera is easily one of the finest examples of ancient temple architecture in western India. Built by the Solanki Rajput King Bhimdev-I in 1026 AD, the temple features carved torana arches mounted on kirti stambhas (pillars of victory) as the entrances, a large rectangular stepped with 108 smaller shrines, an exquisite 52 pillared portico, beautiful domed central portion and a sanctum sanctorum designed so that the sun light fell on the bejeweled statue of the Sun God, specially at sunrise during the equinoxes. The exterior of temple is carved with traditional sculptures, similar to those at Konark and Khajurao, depictions of various Gods and friezes of the Mahabharata are portrayed on the pillars. The temple is framed by a garden, and sits on the banks of river Pushpawati. The temple is dedicated to the Sun-God, Surya, and stands high on a plinth overlooking a deep stone- steeped tank. It is a designated National Heritage site.
Set against the backdrop of dense pines, deodars and lush green meadow, Khajjiar is exquisitely nestled down in the foothills of the imposing Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas. The dish-shaped Khajjiar provides a panoramic and breathtaking perspective to visitors.