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Monument of India

India is blessed with number of world heritage monuments showcasing the breathtaking architecture and intricate work. They are the living testimony which pull us back to that particular era and helps us in exploring the history of India.
 
BY:Rajesh Sahu


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Indian monuments have a rare and astonishing unique architecture which tell us the story of bygone era. Monuments of India are considered as the real treasure and are preserved with great importance. more...

The famous monumental heritage of India--the forts, palaces, temples, mosques, churches etc. is an evidence proving that architecture in India had been a form expression. The era of architecture in India began with the settlement of the cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa.

The famous Khajuraho Temples, Jain shrines at Dilwara, Jagannath Temple at Puri, Konark Sun Temple and Kailashnath Temple at Ellora are some of the finest medieval specimens of famous Hindu Architecture.

The Muslim invasions brought about a tremendous change in the forms of architecture, with the features like arches, tombs, mosques, minarets etc. Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid (Delhi) remain unexcelled even today.

Leaving more than a lasting impact on India's architecture, the British followed various architectural styles - Gothic, Imperial, Christian, English Renaissance and Victorian being the essentials. The Rajabai Tower at Mumbai (Bombay), Victoria Memorial at Calcutta, Law Courts at Chennai (Madras) and the layout of the cities of New Delhi and Chandigarh are few of the examples symbolizing the British colonial architecture in India.
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