India is where the Architecture has been established somewhere down in its history, culture and religion. With numerous wonderful architectural sites it has pulled in individuals from all corners of the world. From the assortment of great designs India brings to the table Let us observe the best 10.

1. Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh

taj mahal

This is a very famous monument and is a part of the 7 wonders of the world. Located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh this is a monument built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan, a Mughal emperor, for his beloved wife Mumtaz. It is an immense mausoleum of white marble and is one of the most admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage. Taj Mahal’s most spectacular feature is its dome that surmounts the tomb which is nearly 35 metres (115 ft) high. It fuses and develops outline customs of Persian and prior Mughal design.

2. Nalanda Ruins, Bihar

nalanda ruins

Nalanda Ruins located in Bihar was earlier a center of higher learning and was a Buddhist center. It had a library which is said to be vast to the point that it consumed for three months after the invaders set fire to it, stripped and devastated the cloisters, and drove the monks from the site. This site is situated 95 Kilometers southeast of Patna, Bihar.

3. Galden Namgey Lhatse/ Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

Galden Namgey Lhatse tawang Monastery

Galden Namgey Lhatse or the Tawang Monastery is located in the Tawang city and is the largest monastery in India. Situated near the top of a mountain it comprises of a spectacular view of snow-capped mountains. The name of this monastery translates to ‘Celestial paradise in a clear night’.

4. Ruins of Vijayanagar Empire, Karnataka

vijayanagar

Popularly known as the Humpi ruins it is situated inside Vijayanagara city, it was considered to be one of the richest cities during its peak. It is now listed under the UNESCO World heritage sites. People from various places come to visit the beautiful monuments and ponder upon the architecture and its history. The famous attraction of Hampi is the Vithala Temple which has 56 muscial pillars, these pillars when struck emits a unique musical tone. They are also known as SaReGaMa pillars due to the musical notes that emerge from them.

5. Sun Temple, Odisha

konark

The Sun temple located in Konark, Odisha is a massive temple that is dedicated to the Sun god and has its literal translation as Kona-corner and Arka-Sun. The temple has its structure in the shape of a gigantic chariot, having elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls.

6. Iron Pillar, Delhi

iron pillar

The Iron Pillar of Delhi stands in the Qutb Complex, the reason why this is famous is that it doesn’t seem to rust even after existing for over a thousand years. This is a 22 feet pillar that erected in the honor of Hindu God, Vishnu by King Chandra. It has attracted the attention of every archaeologist and material scientists who were intrigued by its rust resistant nature. This pillar that stands tall is a testimony of the expertise displayed by ancient Indian iron smiths in the extraction and processing of iron.

7. Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

ajanta and ellora caves

Ajanta and Ellora caves are located in the northern part of Maharashtra, around 400 kilometers away from Mumbai. These are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are truly the most exotic and eye-catching caves that depict the architectural excellence of the past.

8. Hanging Pillar at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

hanging pillar

The Hanging Pillar is an architectural wonder that is very astonishing. This pillar situated in Lepakshi is among the 70 pillars but unlike the other pillars this one is hanging in mid-air. It is a very popular attraction as it exists without any support. People from various parts of the world come to this temple and pass objects such as cloth under the pillar as it is popular belief that doing so would bring more prosperity into their lives. Magic or not this is definitely one of the proofs that the ancient builders were truly capable of creating wonders

9. Qutb Minar, Delhi

qutub minar

Situated in the capital of India, the Qutb Minar is one of the UNESCO World heritage sites. It is a 240ft tall tower which has its base diameter of 47 feet and a 9 feet diameter at its peak. This magnificent structure is made up of red stone and marble and contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.

10. Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

fatehpur sikri

Fatehpur Sikri which is located in Uttar Pradesh in the Agra district was built by Emperor Akbar in the second half of 16th century. It was the capital of Mughal Empire for about 10 years and was the first planned city of the Mughals. It has many monuments all built from a red sandstone which is quarried locally called as Sikri sandstone. This place has the Jama Masjid which is one of the largest mosques in India.


Advertisement