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Top 10 Monuments of India

July 17, 2014
Top Monuments of India

Top 10 Monuments of India

India’s iconic architectural splendor is a fine exemplar of its golden past. The emperors of history left an imprint of their reign in the form of these spectacular vestiges which speak greatly about their king. The architectural heritage of our country is our ancestral property which needs to be preserved with utmost care so as to be passed on to the future generations. There is a plethora of known and unknown monuments in India, each with a story of its own. The impressionable magnificence of some of them makes them relatively popular and significant from the others. So today I am going to write about ten such monuments which have proved to be glorious for the nation.

List of Top 10 Monuments in India

1. Taj Mahal

Location: Agra

The ethereal beauty of this monument has left its mark all over the world. So much so that it now stands at the first place in the list of the Seven Wonders of the world. More …

2. Hawa Mahal

Location: Jaipur

Hawa Mahal is the finest piece of architecture of the Rajputana Culture. It stands proud as a stupendous blend of beauty and intelligence. Known as the “Palace of Winds”, this amazing structure has a total number of 953 windows in it. More …

3. Lotus Temple

Location: Delhi

Lotus Temple is a propagator of the Bahai Faith which believes in the spiritual unity of the entire mankind. Eight Houses of Worship had been built around the world for the people of all religions to sit together in meditation and Lotus Temple is one of them. More …

4. Mysore Palace

Location: Karnataka

It took almost 15 years to build this phenomenal structure for the Maharaja of Mysore. Also known as Amba Vilas, it is a three-storey structure with arched squared towers enclosed by domes. The original structure was accidently burnt in 1897, therefore, it was rebuilt by the 24th Wodeyar King in the year 1912. More …

5. Sanchi Stupa

Location: Madhya Pradesh

The Mauryan Emperor Ashoka founded the stupas at Sanchi in the honor of Lord Buddha. These stupas have been deemed as the world heritage sites by UNESCO. More …

6. Qutub Minar

Location: Delhi

It is the highest stone tower in India. Started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, this tall monument was completed by his son-in-law Shamsu’d-Din- Iltutmish. Made up of red sandstone and marble, it stands at a height of 72.5 metres. More …

7. Victoria Memorial

Location: Kolkata

A unique amalgamation of European architecture and Mughal motifs, it is one of the most spectacular monuments of India. Spreading across 64 acres, it is domed structure made up of white marble. More …

8. Gateway of India

Location: Mumbai

Located in the richest city of India, this splendid architecture was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was designed by a British architect in Indo-Sarcenic style. More …

9. Charminar

Location: Hyderabad

It was built in the year 1591 by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah. When the city was hit by epidemic, he built this monument to appease the evil forces haunting his new city. More …

10. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Location: Mumbai

This massive structure is among the 32 World Heritage Sites in India as listed out by UNESCO. It was built in the year 1887to commemorate the golden jublilee of Queen Victoria. It functions as the headquarters of the Central Railways and is also the busiest railway station in India. More …

Related Information :

Agra Fort 

Akbar Tomb

Fatehpur Sikri

Places to visit in Agra

The Mausoleum of Itmad-ud-Daulah

Facts About the Taj Mahal

Top 10 World Heritage Sites in India

 


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