Deccan is a region which gave the Koh-I-Noor diamond to the world (Deccan is an anglicized form of dakkhin, a term derived from the Sanskrit word dakshina, meaning south). Deccan has had a prestigious history and culture, which has produced some of the finest architecture of the sub-continent, an inventive regional cuisine and a creative literature. For all the travelers who know and love India and who have travelled through it, the Deccan Plateau relishes a particular fascination. Great fortresses, palaces and religious edifices dot its landscape. Yet, with all that it has to offer, the Deccan Plateau is little known and hardly visited.