Indian monuments are renowned worldwide for their excellent architecture and striking superfluities. These form an integral part of the Indian culture as deep within the stones and carvings of the monuments is infused the rich heritage of the country. Every monument narrates its individual history that further combines to state the entire cultural heritage and traditional beliefs of India.
There are many wonderful constructions that have left a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of the visitors. Among the huge numbers there are few that hold great significance in terms of aesthetic beauty and cultural heritage of the country. Here is a list of those architectural marvels of India:
Buland Darwaza is also known as the loft gateway. This great construction was built by Akbar at Fatehpur Sikri to honor his victory over Gujarat. It is believed to be the largest gateway in India and the highest gateway in the world. Beautifully constructed of red-sandstone with marble embellishments, it has a famous inscription written, “The world is but a bridge, pass over but build no houses on it”.
The Char Minar was built in the year 1591 in Hyderabad by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah. This impressive and massive monument built with four minarets emerges as a graceful and romantic structure asserting its architectural eminence. It is built using granite, lime, mortar, and pulverized marble.
Gol Gumbad is located in the Bijapur district of Karnataka. The architecture is unique with 124 feet of diameter, four minarets, acoustical system, and the seven-storied octagonal spires. It is believed to be the second largest dome in the world and the gallery around the dome to known to deliver an aesthetic view of the town.
India Gate was built with the sole aim of memorizing the seventy thousand soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the cause of India’s independence. In the First World War many brave soldiers lost their lives and following that many were killed in the third Afghanistan War. All those martyrs who lost their lives in these wars have their names imprinted on the stones of the structure. Every stone is imprinted with these names as a salutation to the brave soldiers.
Khajuraho Temples are mainly popular for the beautiful and erotic sculptures that deliver the best aesthetics. All the sculptures are perfect in execution and inspiring in expressions. Every facet of life is beautifully carved on each and every stone of the construction. It was built in the tenth century and since then it is one of the major tourist attraction in the country.
Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and romantic architecture of the country. It is an epitome of true love and also of Mughal Art. Situated at Agra it is considered one of the marvels of the world in terms of artistry and architecture. It was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal.
Mysore Palace is a showcase a perfect blend of various architectural styles including the Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, Oriental, and Roman. It is one of the most striking and magnificent monuments in the country. Also known as Amba Vilasa Palace, this structure narrates the entire history of Karnataka.