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Famous Monuments in India

India is home to some exquisite and breathtaking ancient monuments. Due to invasion of many dynasties and their rule over India led to creation of many historic monuments whose architecture is unmatched all over the world. The famous monuments in India include caves, palace, tombs, forts, temples etc. One can witness the rich legacy of the past by watching famous monuments in India.The monuments as in all countries are the witnesses of the past. However, the Indian monuments are also the custodians of important cultural heritage. These monuments show the true colors and the essence of India. There are some important monuments which are part of the historical heritage of this country:

The example of eternal love - Taj Mahal, Agra.
The second most visited site in India - The Kajuraho.
Qutub Minar, Delhi.
Red Fort, Delhi.
The Chariot Temple, The Sun Temple - Konark, Orissa.
The vast Mughal citadel - Agra Fort The, Agra.
The beautiful islands and caves and Chaityas Viharas - Ajanta.
The Humayun's Tomb, Delhi.
A monument with four minarets - The Charminar, Hyderabad
The walled city of Fatehpur Sikri and forgotten near Agra.

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Taj Mahal - The first on the visitor’s list has to be Taj Mahal, located against the Yamuna River in Agra (Uttar Pradesh). This monument is an immortal symbol of Shah Jehan love to his beloved wife Mumtaz. It is among the Seven Wonders of the World. The whole palatial monument is built from white marble.

Victoria Memorial- Victoria Memorial is the pride of city kolkatta built in memory of Queen Victoria. This monument is a very interesting fusion of the British and the Mughal architecture. Currently it is served as a museum. Here you can find weapons, sculptors, paintings, maps, coins, stamps, artifacts, textiles etc. To witness its real charm one must visit Victoria Memorial night when is fully illuminated.

Red Fort- Considered as world Heritage Site by UNESCO Red Fort is a clasic example of Mughal architecture. It is located in Old Delhi. The Prime Minister of India raises the flag of India on the fort complex every year on Independence Day. Its two main gates are Delhi and Lahore gates.

Gateway Of India- Located in Mumbai Gateway Of India is a is a combination of both Hindu and Muslim architectural designs. It was built to welcome the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. Visitors arriving in Mumbai through boats would at first see the Gateway Of India.

Other monuments like Caves Of Ajanta&Elora, Qutubminar, Charminar, Sanchi Stupa Thousand pillar temple, Jama Masjid, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Cellular Jail, Vidhan Sabha (Bangalore) Golden temple, Shirdi temple, Tirupati Temple etc are worth visiting. Every state and Union Territories of India has some places where you can find monuments famous for its architecture

Go through the "World Heritage Sites" in India, which are extraordinary examples of the grandeur of Indian architecture in the past, has now become an inspiration for future generations.

Forts and Palaces
The Rajput kings were great builders who built forts and palaces more beautiful and impressive as each other. All cities,towns and villages in Rajasthan have their strengths and their walls of protection. The custom was to build the palace in themiddle of the fort and the town was surrounded by ramparts. Nowhere else will you be able to see such an abundance of strength with various architectures. Today, despite their silence, these forts and palaces are not only witnesses of change but are also part of the story.

Some forts and palaces known:
The Hawal Mahal - Jaipur
The Red Fort - Delhi
The Agra Fort - Agra
The City Palace - Jaipur
The Golconda Fort - Hyderabad
The City Palace - Udaipur
The Havelis - Delhi
The Jaisalmer Fort - Rajasthan
The Old Fort - Delhi

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