The world heritage site of Ajunta is a testament to early Buddhist thought and devotion where celestial beings are depicted both in stone and painting. Ellora is also a world heritage site that includes Buddhist, Hindu and Jain iconography. The distinct traditions worked in close proximity to each other and shows evidence of religious tolerance of that early period.
The city of Pune boasts rapid modernization along side classic British Raj architecture. However its draw for many foreign tourists' are the renowned Hindu reformers' that popularized their meditation techniques on the international stage.
There is a distinct sense of Indian Internationalism in Porchagese influenced Goa
with its vibrant beach scene,
contemporary secular festivals like India bike week and international beach culture (short film on beach party)