Last December I visited Sannathi where a stupa from the Ashokan era (3rd century BC) is getting restored. The prized treasure here is the portrait of the Emperor himself which was unearthed . I was told that this was the ever portrait of the king discovered with the incription " Raya Ashoka" carved on it..Here is the photofeature that was published in Yahoo.com . I wrote a detailed story in Deccan Herald a couple of months ago.
This heritage week, we celebrate more heritage sites across India.. I have been always fascinated by lesser known destinations, especially on heritage and cultures and will be sharing some of the stories and photographs from these sites.