1 (No Transcript) 2 Taj Mahal AgraA Tribute to Beauty is a symbol of eternal love regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world it is built entirely of white marble and seems to glow in the light of the full moon. Like a jewel the Taj sparkles in moonlight when the semi-precious stones inlaid into the white marble on the main mausoleum catch the glow of the moon. Img by Raphael Fauveau 3 India Gate DelhiGateway made of Sand Stone is very dominating and intimidating in its outlook. The interesting thing about the Delhi gate is that it has its century old wooden locking system. The system is very complex and thus it had remained unused since the times of British Img by Shashwat Nagpal 4 Lotus Temple Delhi Located in the south of Delh i it is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. Img by Vandelizer 5 Qutub Minar DelhiFamed as the highest brick minaret of the world Highest brick tower in the world This ornate tower is now an eminent member of the World Heritage Site community Img by thovie333 6 Humayuns Tomb Delhi It is a magnificent architecture the first garden-tomb to be built in India based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal Humayuns Tomb is a magnificent architecture the first garden-tomb to be built in India ased on the description of Islamic paradise gardens is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal Img by bunnicula 7 Red Fort DelhiDelhis famous Red Fort is known by that name because of the red stone with which it is built and it is one of the most magnificent palaces in the world famous for its delicately carved inlaid and Royal chambers Img by js42 8 Akshardham Temple DelhiIt is worlds largest Hindu temple The monument is a fusion of several architectural styles of pink stone and pure white marble. Pink stone symbolizes devotion in eternal bloom and white marble of absolute purity and eternal peace. It is one of the wonders of the modern world and the wonders of modern India. Img by Russbowling 9 Agra Fort AgraIt is the most important fort in India. The great Mughals emperors lived here and the country was governed from here. It contained the largest state treasury and mint. It was visited by foreign ambassadors travelers and the highest dignitaries who participated in the making of history in India. Img by michael clarke stuff 10 Jantar Mantar JaipurIt is the largest stone observatory in the World The observatory has fourteen statistical instruments for measuring time predicting eclipses and to ascertain other astronomical events Img by Carlton Browne 11 City Palace Jaipur It houses number of palaces inside the complex. including an art gallery and a rich collection of some rare items. the museum inside has a rich collection of royal costumes folk embroidery rare and invaluable (Kashmiri) Shawls silk saris . Img by Wonker 12 Umaid Bhawan Palace JodhpurIt is one of the worlds largest private residences. Construction of Umaid Bhawan employed more than 5000 men for fifteen years. It is designed in such a manner that it always maintains the temperature at approximately 23 degrees Celsius. Img by Travayegeur 13 Hawa Mahal Jaipur It is also konoan as Palace of Winds is the most sensational monument in the city of Jaipur. was originally constructed to offer women of the court an upper hand so that they can watch the activities taking place in the bazaar and the surrounding streets it is shaped like a pyramid and is a five-storied building with number of small windows and screens with arched roofs . Img by saturnism 14 Golden Temple AmritsarOne of the most famous religious places in India. Located in the city of Amritsar its name literally means House of God. richly ornamented with marble sculptures golden gilding and large quantities of precious stones it is a place of both stupendous beauty and sublime peacefulness Img by voobie 15 Amber fort JaipurIt is located in Jaipur all-built in white marble and red sandstone it looks stunning. The intricate carvings on the walls and ceilings simply astonish the visitors. The minute mirror work adds to the grand appearance and royalty of the halls it is renowned for its glorious past huge silver lions and silver doors. Img by entranceby mckaysavage 16 Birla Temple DelhiIt is a famous temple of Hindus in New Delhi. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and took six years to complete. It is a landmark in the history of modern Indian architecture. The walls of the entire complex exhibit paintings of the artists from Jaipur. An artificial mountainous landscape with fountains and waterfalls has been created as the backdrop of the temple. Img by soham pablo 17 Gateway of India Mumbai Mumbais most famous mon ument this is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. The last of the British ships that set sail for England left from the Gateway. Behind the arch there are steps leading down to the water. Img by zadeus 18 Jal Mahal JaipurIt is noted for its sophisticated design and grand architecture. The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot and was used for the royal duck shooting parties. It is a five-story palace with the first four floors being submerged under water Img by soylentgreen 23 19 Victoria Memorial KolkattaIt was built to commemorate Queen Victorias 25-year reign over India It currently serves as a museum. it is a majestic white marble building surrounded by a sprawling garden. A black bronze Angel of Victory holding a bugle in her hand is placed at the apex of the dome Img by travel with soumen 20 Meenaskshi Temple Madurai One of the largest te mple complexes in India the grandeur of the Meenakshi temple has remained undiminished for the past two thousand years. It has 12 gateways ranging in height from 45 to 50 m the tallest being the southern one. The southern gateway is beautifully proportioned and is nine stories high crowded with the images of gods goddesses. in brilliant colors. Img by mckaysavage 21 Khajuraho - Land of The Moon GodSituated in Madhya Pradesh India Khajuraho oozes with passion eroticism dance and music and other finesses of creative arts depicted in sculpture and images of the temples Img by psykedelic 22 Lake Palace Udaipur This palace is situated on an island in the middle of Lake Pichola. Constructed in white marble it is one of the most mesmerizing palaces there are a number of apartments within the palace itself. Ornamented with painted mirrors inlaid stones cusped arched and lotus leaves the rooms in these apartments bring back the memories of the bygone royal era. Img by dizznan 23 Lotus Mahal HampiIt is designed as a place of relaxation for the queen it is called the Lotus Mahal because there is a lotus carved in the centre of the ceiling. However it seems to also suit its name as set in the middle of a well-kept lawn and glowing golden in the sunshine it appears like an exquisite flower. Img by 4ocima 24 Panch Mahal It was basically a pleasure palace of emperor Akbar. He primarily used it for relaxation and entertainment purpose. The structure has been so designed that each story is pillared and is smaller than the other as you move upwards. While no less than 84 columns support the ground floor the uppermost domed floor has only 4 columns. Img by soham 25 Mysore Palace Mysore It is a sight not to be mis sed when it is illuminated on Sundays and festive occasions.. The palace complex includes twelve Hindu temples. The palace houses several rooms of importance. which are Royal wedding hall public hall where the general population could meet the king at prescribed times with petitions. And an armory which contains a collection of different types of arms used by the members of the royal family. Img by RedEyedRex
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