Kanchipuram Town

Kanchipuram has temples from the Pallava, Chola, Vijaynagar and Nayaka periods, all the way from the 8th c to the 17th c. The town’s stock of residential buildings is quite impressive as well, with colonial and desi deco styled buildings, as well as ‘traditional’ pitched-roof houses. Continue reading

Old Town Bhubaneswar

Old Town Bhubaneswar is one of those urban areas that is crying out to become a heritage zone, with special regulations and guidelines on construction, development, activities etc. Not only is there a plethora of important ancient temples in the area, there are also dharamshalas (rest-houses), maths (monasteries) and residential buildings from the early 20th c and possibly even 19th c. Continue reading