Monuments and Memorials in India
Ajanta & Ellora Caves | Gateway of India | Jaisalmer Fort | Qutub Minar | Sanchi Stupa
Monuments in India are known for their architecture, sculpture work and finest piece of art forming a great heritage and showcasing the diverse culture of India. The Archaeological survey of India takes care of these precious monuments of historical importance.
Some of the monuments in India can be called as finest masterpiece of work and so they have been given the world heritage monuments status. For e.g., let’s talk about Taj Mahal, known as a monument of love, is a unique master-piece and one of the seven wonders of the world, reflecting India’s culture, heritage and civilization. The history of India has treasured thousands of monuments across the country belonging to different religions like the Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and Christians and the Sikhs. The monuments of India speak of the valor and courage of Indian rulers.
Indian monuments attract tourists from all over the world.
Some of the famous monuments including temples, mosques, forts and museums reflecting India’s vast culture are the Taj Mahal, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Khajuraho, Badrinath temple, Jama Masjid, Dolls museum, Rail museum, Fatehpur Sikri, Red Fort, Purana Qila etc.
The Charminar is one the famous square monuments in Hyderabad located at the center of the city built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in honour of the promise made to allah.
The Kutub minar at Mehrauli in Delhi is the world’s tallest free standing brick minaret and is given the status of UNESCO heritage listed site. The Kutub Minar has 379 steps to go atop the minar.
The Taj Mahal in Agra is truly one of the best heritage sites India has and it depicts the love of Emperor Shah Jahan with his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
To get a view of the Nagara architecture, it can be seen in the Khajuraho temples. These fascinating temples were constructed between 950 and 1050 A.D built with rough granite. The temples contain the pictures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses in stone carvings.
Located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, the Ajanta and Ellora caves and the world famous paintings in them speak loudly of the diverse culture of the contemporary India.
Konark temple in Orissa is famous for its 13th century sun temple dedicated to the God Surya, the Sun. This is also regarded as a world heritage site.