India comes a long way from history and has earned a lot of architectural landmarks from its medieval age. From the reign of Gupta’s we got a lot of temples with exquisite architectural design, and Mughals established magnificent monuments. Those deeds are done in the past throw very important light on our country’s glory today.
Tourists from different countries come to visit these glorious historical witnesses. From cut out rocks to beautiful shiny marble every landmark presents their architectural values.
Here we have lost of some breath-taking top 5 Indian Architectural Landmarks:
- Taj Mahal:
When they mention eternal love they don’t forget to mention the Taj Mahal. This beautiful landmark standing on the bank of Yamuna river, with glory and honor collects the praise of millions of tourists every day.
This is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This was built by Mugal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. This is a very beautiful monument made from white marble in perfect symmetry. The exterior and interior is the fine art of carving and painting with added stones.
Some words are written all over the complex from Qur’an. Precious gemstones were carved in walls throughout the monument. Inside the tomb death bed of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal are decorated in Muslim traditions.
There is a big garden outside the complex know as Charbagh adds scenic beauty to the landmark. The UNESCO also declared it as a cultural world heritage site. Take a luxury train to Agra to explore the beauty of Tajmahal in a luxurious way.
- The Mehrangarh Fort :
Rajasthan is well known for its royalty and architectural Mahals build by kings in previous times. Mehrangarh fort holds up the reputation of the royalty just like everyone thought of.
It is located in Jodhpur which is also known as “blue city” due to its color coordination of the city. This is one of the largest forts built in Rajasthan. The interior is very well designed and magnificent carving can be seen all over the borders. This fort has seven gates. There is a museum in the fort that has all ancient paintings, soldiers’ armory, etc. Do you know which train cover jodhpur, there is a luxury train Maharaja Express cover jodhpur on Indian Splendour Tour. Check out its available departure of Maharaja Express and its information.
- Golden Temple:
It is Gurdwara located in Amritsar, Punjab. This is also known as Harmandir Sahib which in Punjabi means “abode of God”. With a lot of religious values to this place, it is also well known for its architectural landmark. There is a two-story gold foiled dome, with a marble platform outside.
There is a pool inside the sanctum know as “AmritSarovar”. It has two floors, Guru Nanak Sahib is seated on the lower floor. The doors are covered with gold foils and embroidered with flowers and birds.
- Konark Sun Temple:
It is located in Konark, Odisha. In this temple Hindu god Surya that is Sun is worshipped. The whole temple is built from stone in the form of a chariot with 12 wheels. Seven horses are drawn to represent the Surya coming on seven horses from east. There are two females shooting arrows carved beside Surya are the goddess of dawn, Usha and Pratyusha.
This is a mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana. As the name is suggesting it represents 4 minarets. With very detailing this mosque has square structure. It is made up of limestone, granite, mortar and pulverized marble. The rooftop was a royal court. The arches open up to the active royal street of Hyderabad. There is a clock on every side a fountain in between of the Charminar.