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Posts Tagged ‘India’s top monuments’

Monument Series : The open – air museum at Mahabalipuram!

Home to nearly 33,000 spectacular temples, we certainly felt that Tamil Nadu deserved to be on the list of India’s top monuments more than once! While the ‘Great Living Chola Temples’ dates back to the 1oth century and the Chola Dynasty, stepping into Mahabalipuram is like emerging out of a time machine capsule! Nothing short of a marvel, Mahabalipuram, [...]

Monument Series : Taking You Back In Time : The Ajanta Ellora Caves

For our next top monument, we take you  deep into Maharashtra where nestled within the inner folds of the Sahyadri Hills lies the breathtaking Ajanta and Ellora Caves, located near Aurangabad. Chiseled by hand, these cave shrines dating back to the 2nd century BC, are considered an excellent example of ancient Indian architecture. One of India’s most interesting archaeological sites and [...]

Monument Series : The Konark Temple

  Today we take you thru one of the grandest temples ever built in India, the Konark Temple or the Black Pagoda as it is often referred to. A masterpiece built in the 13h century, the Konark Temple, a world heritage site by UNESCO, is one that often finds itself on every list of India’s seven ‘wonders’. A [...]

Monument Series : The Victoria Memorial

Our quest to bring you India’s top monuments today takes us to the state of West Bengal where the splendid Victoria Memorial sits pretty in India’s cultural capital, Kolkata. The brain child of Lord Curzon, the Victoria Memorial was built to honor the British Empire in India and was designed by the famous architect Sir William Emerson, the former president of the [...]

Monument Series : A marvel called the Mysore Palace

Mysore, a city synonymous with palaces and silks! Probably one of the most spectacular palaces of India is the Mysore Palace or the Amba Vilasa Palace / Maharajah’s Palace which located at the city center, one of India’s most frequented monuments! After Tipu Sultan’s death, the capital was shifted from Srirangapatnam to Mysore, and a palace built of wood [...]

Monument Series : Taking you back in Time! Sachi and its stunning stupas

Just about 45 km from Bhopal the capital of Madhya Pradesh, lies the serene city of Sanchi, known for its rich historical monuments. One that takes you back by 2000 years, Sanchi is famous for its monolithic pillars, monasteries, stupas, chaityas and other monuments, the most famous of its monuments probably being the Great Stupa of Sanchi. A city [...]

Monument Series : An architectural marvel : Fatehpur Sikri

  Enter this ghost town and its enchanting beauty immediately captivates you! One of the most exquisite cities ever built, Fatehpur Sikri is often referred to as India’s first planned city, built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar to celebrate the birth of his son Jehangir. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city 204 km away from Delhi, [...]

Monument Series : A wonder called the Taj!

Call it the ‘Epitome of Love’ or one of the ‘Wonders of the World’…one of the finest monuments ever built, the Taj Mahal in Agra tells us about one of the greatest love stories of all times! Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (grandson of Akbar the Great) in memory of his Queen Arjumand Bano Begum [...]

Be a part of India’s magnificent monuments!

India, an architectural delight! A land known for many breathtaking monuments, which showcase some of the most intricate architecture and designs seen across the globe! …A land synonymous with the Taj Mahal or the exotic Khajuraho Temples, India has a lot to offer in terms of monuments across the country. While winters are a perfect time to [...]