Indian Monuments

Indian Monuments, one of the greatest treasures that India has. The monuments are unique and has a long history to convey to the visitors. In fact, the monuments are one of the reasons that visitors outside India are attracted towards and explore the places. Famous monuments that include Qutub Minar, Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Elephanta caves, Taj Mahal, Mysore Royal Palace and many more are some of the monuments that are visited by most of the tourists who visit India. These monuments across the country shows different architectural designs that India has been offering to the field of Architecture. Monuments as such are listed with a brief summary to let the world know, how Incredible our country is.

Sun Temple, Konark

Konark Sun Temple, located in the eastern State of Odisha near the sacred city of Puri, is dedicated to the sun God or Surya. It is a monumental representation of the sun God Surya’s chariot; its 24 wheels are decorated with symbolic designs and it is led by a team of six horses. It is …

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Sheesh Mahal

The Sheesh Mahal or the ‘Palace of Mirrors’ in Patiala (Punjab) was built by Maharaja Narinder Singh (1845-1862) behind the main Moti Bagh Palace. The Palace was built in a forest with terraces, gardens, fountains and an artificial lake. The lake has two watchtowers in the north and the south, and is connected to the …

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Se´ Cathedral

Se´ Cathedral is one of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa, this magnificent 16th century monument, constructed by the Roman Catholics under the Portuguese rule, is the largest church in Asia. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria on whose feast day in 1510 Alfonso Albuquerque defeated the Muslim army …

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Red Fort, Delhi

Delhi’s famous Red Fort is known by that name because of the red stone with which it is built and it is one of the most magnificent palaces in the world. India’s history is also closely linked with this fort. It was from here that the British deposed the last Mughal ruler, Bhadur Shah Zafar, …

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Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, is an imposing edifice located at the west end of the Rajpath in New Delhi with the India gate at the opposite end. Designed by Edwin Landseer Lutyens, this palatial building was the erstwhile residence of the British Viceroy. Few official residential premises of the …

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Purana Quila (Old Fort)

Purana Quila in Delhi has been built on a small hill standing on the banks of river Yamuna with its massive rubble wall and imposing gateway houses. The structure houses a mosque, which has a double storied octagonal tower. According to Hindu literature the fort marks the site of Indraprastha, the magnificent capital of the …

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Nalanda

Nalanda, founded in the 5th century AD, is famous as the ancient seat of learning. The ruins of the world’s most ancient university lies here which is 62 km from Bodhgaya and 90 km south of Patna. Though the Buddha visited Nalanda several times during his lifetime, this famous center of Buddhist learning shot to …

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Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh fort is about 5km from Jodhpur Town in Rajasthan. Guarding the city below, crowning a perpendicular cliff, the fort was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. when he shifted his capital from Mandore.Standing sentinel to the city below, it over looks the rugged and rocky terrain and houses a palace intricately adorned with …

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