Top 25 Famous Monuments and Distinctive Landmarks of India
Indian Monuments of National Importance includes the famous and most beautiful monuments with rock-sculpture,monolith statues and archaeological sites. The Most Famous Indian Landmarks,prominent monuments and temples includes Sanchi Stupa, Gwalior Fort,City Palace,Agra Fort,Fatehpur Sikri,Ram Setu,Ghat in Varanasi and Ajanta Ellora Caves.
The Taj Mahal is a white marble monuments located on the southern bank of Yamuna River in City of Agra. It is one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a symbol of India’s rich history and World Heritage Site.
The Amer Fort is the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area and known for its artistic Hindu style elements. This palace is World Heritage Site and five forts are part of the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
The Golden Temple is the holiest Sikh gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar also referred to as the Golden Temple of India. The Harimandir Sahib or Golden Temple complex has one of the five Takhts of the Sikh community known as Akal Takht Sahib.
Akshardham Swaminarayan temple complex in Delhi is one of the largest temple complex in India, located near the banks of the Yamuna. The complex also host large landscaped gardens,a musical fountain and a Yogi Hraday Kamal.
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India,located in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan. The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan along with its seven tall gates.
Qutab Minar is the second tallest minar in India after Fateh Bur and a World Heritage Site. The Qutub Minar is surrounded by several historically significant monuments known as the Iron Pillar of Delhi, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, the Tomb of Iltutmish, Alai Minar, Ala-ud-din’s Madrasa and Tomb, and the Tomb of Imam Zamin.
The Agra Fort located near to its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Grand palaces and grander forts of Agra also known as Lal Qila is one of the finest Mughal forts in India.
Khajuraho Group of Monuments is the most popular tourist attraction and archaeological site, known for its sculptured temples dedicated to Shiva in Madhya Pradesh. The Khajuraho group of temples has Kandariya Shree Mahadeva temple,one of the 20 temples at Khajuraho with the tallest Vimana.
The Peruvudaiyar Kovil is an important example of Tamil architecture and one of the largest temples in India. Brihadeshwara Temple is the most visited tourist attraction in Thanjavur and part of the World Heritage Site known as the Great Living Chola Temples.
The India Gate is a war memorial also known as All India War Memorial and the pride of Delhi. All India War Memorial is built in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the First World War.
Konark Sun Temple
Konark Sun Temple is in the shape of a gigantic chariot and one of the NDTV’s list of Seven Wonders of India and Times of India’s list of Seven Wonders of India. The monument was also called the Black Pagoda by European sailors.
Gateway of India
Gateway of India monument is referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai and one of the city’s top tourist attraction. The Gateway of India is a major tourist destination and a popular gathering spot for locals, street vendors and photographers.
The Charminar is most famous monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana and the landmark is a global icon for Hyderabad. Surrounding area of Charminar has a grand mosque called the Makkah Masjid, a beautiful temple known as Bhagyalakshmi Temple and Laad Baazar known for jewellery, especially exquisite bangles and pearl. Charminar is one of the top 20 major attraction in the newly state of Telangana.
The Red Fort is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums,named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone. The most-important surviving structures of India has number of big gates known as Lahori Gate,Delhi Gate,Water Gate and Khas Mahal,Rang Mahal and Mumtaz Mahal in the complex.
Lake Palace is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur and voted as the most romantic hotel in India and in the world. The palace was a royal summer palace with pillared terraces, fountains and gardens.
The Palace of Mysore or Amba Vilas Palace is a popular and historical palace in the city of Mysore, Mysore is commonly described as the City of Palaces. Mysore Palace is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mysore and famous landmark in India.
Humayun’s tomb was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and one of the best mughal garden in India. There are several monuments in the Humayun’s Tomb complex such as Tomb,Garden and mosque.
The Mahabodhi Temple is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha,Located in Bodhgaya in Gaya. Buddhist temple complex has holy Bodhi tree,monastery and Bodhimanda Vihara or the tallest temple tower.
The Group of Monuments at Hampi situated on the southern bank of the river Tungabhadra is one of the greatest empires of medieval India called the Vijayanagar Empire. Hampi is the second largest city in the world with several other monuments.
Meenakshi Amman Temple
Meenakshi Amman Temple is a significant symbol for the Tamil people and is the most prominent landmark and most visited tourist attraction in the city. The Meenakshi temple is one of the largest temple complexes in Tamil Nadu.
Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is the richest temple in India and the world and one of the most-visited place of worship in India. The Tirumala Hill Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara,located in hill town of Tirumala near Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
The Palace of Winds is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur city. This beautiful five-storey palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and now adopted by the historical monuments of Jaipur and the Unit Trust of India.
Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest mosque in India and one of 10 most popular jama masjid in India. The mosque has three great gates constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble and one of the most famous Landmarks of Delhi.
The Victoria Memorial is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria, now a museum, a tourist destination and one of the top 15 must see tourist attractions of Kolkata city. Victoria Memorial Hall is a large marble building with gardens,royal gallery and dome.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is an historic railway station in Mumbai and World Heritage Site. The busiest railway stations in India now known simply as CST and ranked as one of the most amazing railway stations of Indian railways.
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