Top monuments in India are beauty of our country. Monuments describe human imagination, thoughts, culture and history, the Kings and Emperors stories who ruled in India over centuries. Monuments describe human imagination, thoughts, culture and history, the Kings and Emperors stories who ruled in India over centuries. Every single monument in this world are made with bricks, marble, stone, mortars but one important thing makes it special, Memory.
Here are few Indian Monuments which are famous worldwide for their structure and amazing arts in its.
The Taj Mahal is a symbol of Love situated on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. Taj Mahal is a “teardrop on the cheek of eternity” described by famous poet Rabindranath Tagore. It was commissioned in 1632 by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658) in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal, a persian princess who died giving birth to thier 14th child, Gauharara Begum. About 7–8 million visitors come to visit the The Taj Mahal every year. In 2007, it was declared a winner of the New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.
Qutb Minar is the 2nd tallest architecture (73 metres) in India after Fateh Burj in Chappar Chiri at Mohali (100 meters). Located in Delhi, and is made of red sandstone and marble with 379 steps leads to the top. It was commissioned by Qutb al-Din Aibak in 1199 AD and his successor and son-in-law Shamsu’d-Din- Iitutmish completed the structure by adding three more stories. In 1369, lightning struck the top storey, destroying it completely. So, Firoz Shah Tughlaq carried out restoration work replacing the damaged storey with two new storeys every year, made of red sandstone and white marble.
Hawa Mahal is a paradigm of the Rajputana architecture, built in 1799 in Jaipur, Rajasthan by Sawai Pratap Singh, designed by Lal Chandra Ustad in the form of the lord Krishna crown, the Hindu god. It’s unique five storey pyramidal shape have 953 windows small windows called Jharokhas decorated with intricate fretwork. Its uniqueness is that it is built entirely of red and pink sandstones and It is particularly striking when viewed early in the morning, lit with the golden light of sunrise.
Meenakshi Amman Temple
Madurai, Tamil Nadu is known as city of temple in India. It was buit between 1623 and 1655 CE, people believe that the temple was actually built in 6th century BC by survivors of Kumari Kandam but in 14th century , the Mughal Muslim commander Malik Kafur pillaged and looted it of its valuables. It was rebuilt by Nayak ruler Vishwanatha Nayakar around the 16th century. Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Temple is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar.
The Mysore palace is a historical palace in the city of Mysore in Karnataka, southern India, commissioned in 1897 and completed in 1912 built by Built by the Maharaja Rajarshi His Highness Krishnarajendra Wadiyar IV. Mysore is commonly describes as the city of Palaces. The palace complex includes twelve Hindu temples.
List of Indian historical monuments are endless, only few name of top monuments in India taken here from a long list –
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh
Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore
Lake Palace, Udaipur
Golden Temple, Amritsar
Lotus Temple, New Delhi
Gateway of India, Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai