Incallajta – Bread Basket of the Inca

Living The Q Life

One of the tours that took while we were in Cochabamba, Bolivia, was to the ruins at Incallajta. They are some of the most well-preserved ruins in Bolivia and it really gives you a sense of how great the Incan civilization was.  Sadly, not a lot is known for sure about the site and it seems that it is not often visited by tourists.  The main temple building is massive and is probably an indication as to how important the site was to the Incan empire.  In addition to being a ceremonial site, it was also the easternmost defensive fortification for the Inca, with a large wall to protect them from the rival tribes in the Amazon.

View of the Ruins from Above View of the Ruins from Above

Building in Ruins Building in Ruins

Our Guide, Remy Our Guide, Remy

Us in the Temple Us in the Temple

The area all around Incallajta is extremely fertile land, which is probably why it was so important…

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