Chintakunta caves in Kadapa believed to have paintings done by ancient man | Road map and driving directions of Chintakunta Caves from Kadapa
Chintakunta caves in Muddanur mandal of YSR district are the historical witness to the existence of ancient man. Rock paining and rock shelters belonging to Stone Age came to light in Chintakunta village in the caves near Survey number 425. These are believed to be the proofs of existence of ancient man who lived before 25,000 years. Chintakuna village also has caves like Belum caves and Borra caves. Line drawing of Stone Age can be seen in these caves. Rock painting in Chintakunta caves has the pictures of deer, snakes, birds, human beings, line forms, line drawings of human beings catching bow, elephants, foxes, rabbits, hyenas etc. Total number of pictures in these caves is nearly 200. Local people call this as Eddula Aavula Gundu. These are believed to belong to middle Stone Age.
Collector orders survey
A committee with Archeology, revenue and other government officials as members will conduct a survey of these pictures. Government has ordered stopping of mining works near survey number 425.
An archeologist from Australia has mentioned in his book ‘Line on Stone, the Prehistoric Rock Art of India’ about Chintakunta caves. INTAC members and authorities of Archeological Survey of India visited this place on 17th August. Professors of History and Archeology department, Yogi Vemana University also visited this place. In this context, line drawings of Chintalakunta caves became famous. Local people did not know the importance of these caves and line drawings.
There is a need to give world wide publicity to these caves in Chintakunta village. Many evidences proved that pre historic humans resided in Spain and France 25,000 years back. Now Chintakunta has come to light as a place where ancient human beings believed to roam here. There are many beautiful line drawings in Eddulagundu caves. Basing on these it is evident that ancient man moved about in these caves.
Largest rock painting in south India
An ancient rock painting is present in the state of Maharashtra, India. But the rock paining at Chintakunta village is the biggest in South India. These painting are believed to be as old as 22 to 30 thousand years. Depending on the report of survey, future action plan will be suggested to the government.
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Man mandir Palace at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Location Map of Man mandir Palace
‘Man mandir Palace’ is another building built by Raja Mansingh Tomer. This palace has a big vicinity, rooms and windows which enable the queens to watch the cultural programs conducted in the palace. There are pipes to supply water to some of the rooms. These are the then air coolers. Narrow pipes are arranged to talk to people in different storey. These are telephones. There are 8 hooks to the roof of a hall. Golden cradles were arranged to these hooks for the queens. There is also a swimming pool. Queens who heard the news of death of their husband used to do ‘Sahagamanam’ (Throwing oneself in to the fire) in this pool after removing all the water.
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Gwalior offers many places of historical importance to the tourists (From temples to palaces and Museums) | Road map and driving directions from Agra to Gwalior
People who want to visit some different places other than temples, pilgrim centres should visit Gwalior once. Some of the palaces in Gwalior are the evidences for history of Gwalior. The wealth of queens, love story of Mrignayani, Brutality of Aurangazeb, sweet notes of Tansen and the grandeur of Rajputs are some of the notable features of Gwalior. The most interesting places of in and around Gwalior are
- Gwalior Fort
- Gujari Mahal
- Man Mandir Palace
- Jai Vilas Palace
- Surajkund lake
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Chowmahalla palace belonging to Nizams received UNESCO Asia Pacific Award | Road / Location map of Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad
Chowmahalla palace, the 270 year old historical monument near Charminar has proved its architectural brilliance once again to the world by bagging the ‘UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit Award’. This palace was built in the Persian style of construction in the year 1750 by Salabath Jung. Asafjahi rulers used this building as the political consultations. The palace had an open area of 60 acres but now only 12 acres remain. The palace is a replica of Sha Iran Bungalow in Tehran. This palace actually is a group of buildings. Aftab Mahal, Tahniyat Mahal, Afzal Mahal, Mehtab Mahal, Roshan bungalow and Khilawat are some of the important buildings. A marble throne used by the Nizam rulers can be seen in the palace. This palace was in use till 1948. In 2005, this palace was open for the visitors. In 2000 Princess Asra, wife of Prince Mukarram Jah Bahadur started renovation works of the palace. The renovation work was successfully done by Rahul Malhotra Association. They brought back the past glory to the palace.
Barrister Senior Counsel of Prince Mukarrm Jah said that steps have been taken to convert Chowmahalla palace in to a museum which will house various things belonging to the Nizams. The artifacts of the Purani Haveli Nizam Museum will also be displayed here. The Shiya Aalam the rare religious relics housed in one portion of the palace will also be opened for the public.
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Gwalior Fort at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Location Map of Gwalior Fort
Another place which is a must visit is the fort of Gwalior. This is on a hill. Strong wall are built around the hill. These are 2 miles long and 35 feet height and are intact even now. The statues of Jain Teerdhankrs can be seen on the walls while going to the fort. A local king carved them on the walls as he was interested in the Jain religion. He destroyed some of them at the order of Mughals. This fort went in to the hands of British rulers at a later stage. This fort is so strong that Babur complimented that this is the best fort in the country. When this fort was under Mughals. Aurangazeb had imprisoned his brother Murad in this fort. He was hanged later. 51 subordinate kings were imprisoned here along with Hargobind Singh. Queen Nurjahan ordered to release Hargobind Singh. But Hargobind singh wanted all the kings to be released along with him. Then the Nawab laid a condition. He said he will release all the kings who can come out holding the shirt of Hargobind singh. Hargobind singh’s shirt was torn in to pieces and made like a rope. All kings came out holding that rope.
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Falaknuma Palace has a GRAND PRESIDENTIAL SUITE rent of which is RS.5 lakh per day | GRAND PRESIDENTIAL SUITE in Falaknuma Palace is the most expensive suite in India
Falaknuma palace is inviting rich people who can afford Rs.5 lakh to spend a day. The official residence of 6th Nizam has now been converted into a luxurious hotel. This hotel is going to be inaugurated ion 13th November, 2010. Minimum rent for each suite in this palace is RS.34,500. Tariff for the most luxurious ‘Grand Presidential Suite’ is Rs.5 lakhs. This resembles the queens abode in the Falaknuma palace. This may be the most expensive suit in India. The rent of a suit in Taj Mahan Palace in Mumbai is Rs.3,07, 650. There is no dearth of rich people spending laths of rupees for luxuries in this poor country. This hotel is developed by Taj group in Hyderabad for such people.