Stelios Valtzis

Stelios Valtzis

Lingshed Monastery or Lingshed Gompa is located near Lingshet village in the Leh district. It was founded in the 1440s. The ceremonial life of Lingshed Monastery and its monks is the subject of Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism by the anthropologist Martin A. Mills. The
The Suru Valley is a valley in Kargil District. It is drained by the Suru River, a powerful tributary of the Indus River. The valley's most significant town is Sankoo. Suru Valley is famous for its beauty. There are many picnic spots in Suru Valley such as
Phugtal Monastery or Phugtal Gompa (often transliterated as Phuktal) is a Buddhist monastery located in the remote Lungnak Valley in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. It is one of the only Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh that can still be reached only by foot. The Phuktal
Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna river. Agra's notable historical period began during Sikandar Lodi's reign, but the golden age of the city began with the Mughals. Agra was the foremost city of the Indian subcontinent and the capital of the Mughal Empire under
Galta Ji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage. The site consists of a series of temples built into a narrow crevice in the ring of hills that surrounds Jaipur. A natural spring emerges high on the hill and flows downward, filling a series of sacred kunds (water tanks) in which
Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is also known as the Pink City, due to the dominant colour scheme of its buildings. Since 2019, UNESCO inscribed Jaipur the "Pink City of India" among its World Heritage Sites. The city was
Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravalli range; it overlooks the Amer Fort and the Maota Lake, near Amer in Jaipur. The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort and its palace complex and
Abbasi Jamia Masjid Qila Derawar is a mosque located close to Derawar Fort in Yazman Tehsil, within the Cholistan Desert in Bahawalpur District, Punjab province of Pakistan. It was built by Nawab Bahawal Khan in 1849.
Derawar fort was first built in the 9th century AD by Rai Jajja Bhati. In the 18th century, the fort was taken over by Muslim. It was later rebuilt in its current form in 1732 by the Abbasi ruler Nawab Sadeq Muhammad, but in 1747 the fort slipped from their hands. Nawab
The Kot Diji Fort (Fort of the Daughter), formally known as Fort Ahmadabad, is an 18th-century Talpur-era fort located in the town of Kot Diji at the edge of the Thar Desert. The fort sits atop a 110 foot tall high hill that rises above the city of Kot Diji. Its 30 foot tall walls