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“Carry Scarves to cover your face it is quite dusty and mosquito repellants.”.

No criticism, just a heads up to the editors… this sentence can be made clearer.

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Thanks for the heads up! I’ve tweaked the entry to make it somewhat more clear!


Indo-Saracenic style of architecture originated as an amalgam of Islamic and Hindu styles by the British not before 18th century. While the architecture in Hampi does depict the two styles, describing it as Indo-Saracenic (please correct the spelling too) is incorrect.