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.

Humayun’s Tomb / Maqbaera e Humayun

Humayun’s tomb in the capital Delhi is a fine specimen of the great Mughal architecture. Built in 1570, the tomb is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Its unique beauty is said to have inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the unparalleled Taj …

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Kye Monastery

Kye Monastery is situated 12 kms. north of Kaza and serves the western population of Spiti in the Lahaul & Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh. It is the oldest and biggest monastery of the valley and located at (4116 m) above Kye village. It houses beautiful scriptures and paintings of Budha and other goddesses. Lamas …

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Kamakhya Temple

The Kamakhya Temple, which is situated high aloft a hill called Neelachal Parbat or Kamagiri in the city of Guwahati is one of its several religious landmarks, which speaks volumes about the rich historical treasure over which the state of Assam is seated. This sacred temple in the heart of the capital city of Assam …

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Jantar Mantar, Delhi

At first sight, the Jantar Mantar appears like a gallery of modern art. It is, however, an observatory. Sawai Jia Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743), a keen astronomer and a noble in the Mughal court, was dissatisfied by the errors of brass and metal astronomical instruments.Under patronage from the emperor, he set on himself the …

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Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid (the mosque of Friday), Delhi is the country’s largest and perhaps its most magnificent mosque. It stands across the road from Red Fort. The great mosque of Old Delhi is the final architectural extravagance of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. The mosque measures 65m by …

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Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort was built in 1156 and is the second oldest in the state of Rajasthan. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by an imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high, the fort has 99 bastion, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647. Wells within the fort still provide a regular …

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