9 places in the world where you can notice the stamp of India and feel proud

# Angkor Wat, Combodia

Considered to be the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat was a Hindu, later a Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia. It is of national importance and appears on the national flag of the country and is considered as the prime tourist attraction of the country.

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia

 

# Neuve-Chapelle Indian Memorial, France

It gives goosebumps to think of this place where 4742 Indian soldiers died while fighting for British Indian Army in the First World War. It is located on the outskirts of the commune of Neuve-Chapelle, in the département of Pas de Calais.

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# European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland

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Photo Credit: Quantumdiaries.org

Surely, Switzerland is on the top of the list of almost everybody owing to its sheer beauty. However, if you happen to have any interest in science and find yourself dusting the roads leading to CERN in Geneva, notice the 2 m statue of the dancing Shiva. There is a special plaque next to the Shiva statue that explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s cosmic dance with quotations from Fritjof Capra.

# Batu Caves, Malaysia

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Considered as one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, Batu Caves is a series of caves and cave temples on a limestone hill. Situated in the Gombak district, the towering figure of Lord Murugan welcomes the tourists to its fold. A must visit landmark if you visit Indonesia.

# Monastery of Kaua’i Island, Hawaii, USA

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Imagine visiting USA. Then imagine Hawai’i out of all the states and then imagine visiting Kauai Island, which is called the ‘Garden Isle’ and is geologically considered as the oldest of islands of Hawaii. The Monastery of Kauai Island is a heavenly place offering spiritual ambience to people who visit it. You will be surprised to hear Sanskrit Mantras chanted daily. A must visit place if you land on this place somehow!

# Great Buddha in Japan

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Japan is not only about Martial Arts and Bamboo Gardens or for that matter about Samurai Swords. If you visit Kamakura, you will be able to see the monumental bronze statue of Buddha, popularly known as the Great Buddha of Kamakura.

# Yoga around the world

Yoga is one thing that the whole world practices and you can see people opening huge yoga centers and studios in their native countries. Wherever you travel, you will be happy and proud to see the practice of yoga, meditation and Indian philosophy.

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# Taxila, Pakistan

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Though, it was a part of India but for more than 67 years now, Taxila is a place that every Indian would have been proud to visit. Supposed to be the place where the very first university of the world was opened, Taxila is a UNESCO site in Pakistan.

# Canada

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Photo Credit: Mybindi.com

If you visit the beautiful country, Canada, you will notice that Punjabi is the fourth most spoken language. You will be able to see a lot of Indian shrines and places to visit.

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