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Top 10 Famous Monuments to Visit in India

Taj Mahal

The iconic, beautiful and jaw dropping -words can never be  enough to describe the beauty of this landmark of eternal love Taj Mahal in Agra, one of the most admired seven wonders in the world is a classic tale of declaration of love by a Mughal Emperor Shahjahan  for his wife,  Mumtaz begam. The artistic masterpiece was built by Shahjahan, the after the demise of his

wife during child birth, as an apparent token of love  in her memory of Mumtaj begam.

The mausoleum in Agra, Taj Mahal is India’s most famous monuments and shrine of timeless love . Built Between 1632 and 1653 AD by Shahjahan, the Mughal 5th Emperor of the Mughal Dynasty, it took 20 year and 32 crore rupees to come up with this epitome of true love and passion . its pristine white marble called (sangmarmar) shines brilliantly through the sun rays providing for a visual masterpiece. Taj Mahal was declared as UNESCO World heritage site  in 1983 and been  Winner of laurels ever since.ea

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Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), Amritsar

The holiest shrine and pilgrimage place located in Amritsar is The Golden Temple known as the Harmandir Sahib. This is the most famous and sacred Sikh Gurdwara in Punjab, India, adorned with rich history and gold gilded exterior. If you are interested in culture and history, be sure to visit this popular attraction in India.

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

Meenakshi Temple is situated on the Southern banks of Vaigai River in the temple city Madurai. This temple is dedicated to Parvati and her consort, Shiva and is visited by most Hindu and Tamil devotees and architectural lovers throughout the world. It is believed that this shrine houses 33,000 sculptures in its 14 gopurams. It’s no doubt one place to visit if you are impressed with art and cultural history.

Meenakshi Mandir

Mysore Palace, Mysore

The Mysore Palace is a famous historical monument in the city of Mysore in Karnataka. Commonly described as the City of Palaces, this is the most famous tourist attraction in India after the Taj Mahal. It is a sight not be missed with its spacious halls, lovely art paintings and Indo-Saracenic style architecture. Best time to visit is at night due to the astonishing illuminated lights covering the whole monument.

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Even though Mumbai is famous for its Bollywood actors and movies, the most famous attraction in Mumbai is The Gateway of India. It is a popular gathering spot for locals, travellers, street vendors and photographers and is known as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai. The majestic monument was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. With so much fun and excitement this place is not to be missed with family or on your tour of India.

Red Fort, New Delhi

Declared as the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Red Fort is located in the centre of beautiful Delhi. If you love learning about history and culture then this famous historic monument is a must see place to visit. Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1648, and housing a number of museums, its walls are built of red sandstone. The best time to visit is on Independence Day where the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort. End the day by heading to an Indian restaurant and enjoy the varieties of wonderful cuisines.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Explore a blend of beauty and Rajasthan culture, the Hawa Mahal also known as Palace of Winds is situated in the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Built from red and pink sandstones by the Maharaja Sawi Pratap Singh in 1799, this unique five storey structure is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the Jaipur city.

Qutub Minar, New Delhi

Discover one of the tallest towers in the world and the second tallest Minar of India standing elegantly in the Capital city, New Delhi. Standing at 72.5 metres and consisting of around 379 stairs, this famous monument represents the rich architecture of India. As it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site made of red sandstone and decorated with Arabic and Brahmi inscriptions, travellers from around the world come to view this most famous tower in India.

Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi

The beautiful and massive dome, Sanchi Stupa also known as the Great Stupa is a world renowned Buddhist monument in Sanchi, India. It was constructed by Emperor Ashoka, and is one of the oldest stone structures in the heart of India. Experience the Indian culture by visiting these major attractions in Sanchi including a number of Buddhist Stupas, monasteries and temples.

Charminar, Hyderabad

No visit to Hyderabad should be complete without visiting the most famous and majestic monument known as the Charminar. This magnificent and striking mosque constructed in 1591 has four minarets and is the most recognisable symbol in the city of Hyderabad.