The tenth powerful country economically, India is known for a long and rich history. Unlike many countries, like Turkey for example, it was not affected deeply by other civilizations. This appears in its monuments and ancient buildings that are purely Indian, you would hardly find a Greek temple or a Roman museum among its monuments. The architecture is a mixture of the Tamil, Mughal and Hindu, and all were basically Indian trends. In many of the monuments, Number of the animals symbolic of India that were sculpted over them.
You would wonder why the British occupation have not left its monuments. Mainly because this occupation was in the modern era where no monuments were built, but still there are many other traces of Britain like some mansions, style of households, and the language! Mostly Indian, the following monuments and artifacts are the best of Indian the land. Do not miss them!
10 Victoria Memorial
Kolkata, known previously as Calcutta, the Indian capital is home for the great hall of Victoria Memorial that was mainly built for and named after Queen Victoria. The final stages in the building of this hall was accomplished in 1920 when this great mansion glittered in marble.
9 Nalanda University
In Bihar, he Nalenda University used to be one of the best universities in the ancient world. The architecture of the university added to its rank, so to say. What is so amazing is that the Indian government did not ignore it to end in ruins. Instead they decided in 2014 to revive it and add to the ancient buildings another bunch with the Indian architectural touch. They have the intention of making it a top-notch university academically. Keep our fingers crossed!
8 Konark Sun Temple
In 1250 AD, the Sun temple was built for the Indian god Surya- the sun. The idea of its architecture is genius as the temple itself is built to look like a chariot and the wheels on both sides are sundials for calculating time.
7 Shore Temple
In Tamil Nadu, the Shore Temple parallels the Bengal Bay and gives it its name. It is a group of three temples together where they protect the city’s old shrines.
6 Brihadeshwara Temple
Located inside Tamil Nadu as well, the Brihadeshwara Temple towers in Thanjavur. The temple was built dedicated for the Hindu god of gods, Shiva. The temple is the first Tamil architectural building of its kind.
Hampi is a city overlooks Tungabhadra river and is actually a city of ruins that were once historical temples and wats. Among them are the Chandramauleshwara, Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy, Achyutaraya, and Badavi temples.
Mahabalipuram is another city that is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home for a group of monuments like the Krishna Cave Temple, the Panchapandava Cave Temple as well as the Shore Temple above.
3 Harmandir Sahib
Guru Ram Das founded the Sahib temple in 1574 to be the center of worshiping in the city of Armistar. Gold used in the building of the temple from the outside. Its inside mixed the marbles and stones with the gold as well.
2 Hawa Mahal
The palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal was built for the royal women to watch the street parades without being seen from the outside. It consists of five storeys where Mahraja Jai Singh used to spend his time.
1 Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is one of the most famous monuments that everyone knows it is in India but fails to mention where exactly. This old mansion is based in Uttar Pradesh where one of the well-known rivers, Yamuna, flows by it. The great palace was built as a tribute for the deceased queen Mumtaz Mahal.