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Check out some unexplored heritage sites in India

These places are unusual and come with huge history.

With a rich and expansive history that has been around for thousands of years, India is a treasure store. With many kingdoms and rulers having lived and established their reign in the country once, India has a piece of every legacy that ever lived here. The legacy can be seen in terms of architectural marvels and structures that have stood the wrath of time. Among the many, here are some of the many unexplored heritage sites in India.

Eran Monument, Madhya Pradesh

It is an ancient and significant historical city excavated and discovered by the Britishers. Upon their discovery, the Britishers also found carved pillars, coins, statues, and temple ruins that are said to be from BCE 2000 to the 17th century. This ancient city has its mention in ancient Hindu and Buddhist texts as well as on coins and inscriptions from the nearby sites. In the current scenario, the town has some monuments preserved very well. One must not miss the Lord Vishnu statue, a carved pillar with a Garuda statue on top. In fact, there also are inscription stones in the ancient city that are believed to be of the Gupta Empire.

Unakoti, Tripura

The word Unakoti means ‘one less than a crore’ and comes from a mythological tale of Lord Shiv and Parvati passing through the site. The legend has it that Kalu Kumhar, a devotee of Shiva and Parvati was keen on accompanying the couple when they were passing through Tripura. Though Lord Shiva was doubtful of his company, Parvati came up with a condition for this to happen. The condition was that if Kumhar could make 1 crore images of Shiva overnight, he could accompany them. By dawn, Kumhar had one less image to match the count, thus, the name Unakoti. Along with the sculptures and carvings, a walk down the forest is not to be missed.

Maluti Temples, Jharkhand

Located in a village close to Shikaripara in Jharkhand, this historical site comprises 72 terracotta temples. The present 72 temples are the remains from the 108 temples depicting the saga of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Owing to its heritage significance, the site has been declared one of the 12 most endangered cultural heritage sites in the world. One must also go to see the carvings and the shrine of the main deity Mowlakshi.

More historical places are Cellular Jail, Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Rabdentse ruins, Sikkim; Shettihalli Rosary Church, Karnataka; Arvalem Rock Cut, Goa; Undavalli Caves, Andhra Pradesh; Jageshwar Temples, Uttarakhand; and Lonar Lake, Maharashtra among various others.

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