Indian Monuments History
Indian Monuments offering a glimpse of impressive history
Indian monuments represent the diverse culture and tradition of India in an impressive manner. Being more than fine specimens of architecture, these monuments are representative of Indian culture. The are various legends ,tales and references of history attached to it that makes it popular among the visitors. Be it the monument of love and romance Taj Mahal, red stoned beauty Red Fort or the finest specimen of temple art Khajuraho there is a good number of attractions that you would find interesting.
India which has been under the rule of Mughal emperors has several remains of their past spread across the length and breadth of India. Buland Darwaza or the loft gateway in Fatehpur Sikri is one such attraction. The gate was built by Akbar in 1601 A.D. at Fatehpur Sikri. The lofty gate was built to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. This 53.63m high and 35 meters wide structure is one of the must see attraction of Fatehpur Sikri.
Char Minar has become synonymous to identity of Hyderabad and no traveller flying to Hyderabad can afford to miss this. The monument was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah who built this to mark the end of plague in the Hyderabad city. The impressive structure consisting of four minarets is one of the major monuments in India.
Gateway of India
Most of the persons who have visited Mumbai might be aware of Gateway of India which was built to commemorate the visit of the British Monarch, King George V and Queen Mary. This one of the popular landmarks in the city of Mumbai stands impressively with a massive archway on the Apollo Bunder.
Beautifully situated in Bijapur district of Karnataka Gol Gumbad boasts the second largest dome in the world. The size of the dome is second only to St. Peter's Basilica, Rome. The structure is 124 feet in diameter. A flight of stairs take you to the top from where you can get the commanding view of the city.
One of the most impressive monuments in Indian capital Delhi India Gate was built to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. The monument also has the name of 13,516 British and Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the third Afghanistan war, 1919.
No trip of India would be said to be complete unless you visit Taj Mahal at Agra, India. This while marbled structure can be called monument of love and was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Thousands of travellers from Indian and across the world come to Agra to see this fine specimen of Mughal archtiecture.
Victoria Memorial, Hampi ruins, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar and Sanchi Stupa are other major monuments a traveller should explore during their visit to India.