Cultural Heritage and Monuments of India
Exploring the Cultural Heritage and Monuments of India
India is home to a lot of architectures and structure because of its varied history and a vast cultural diversity. Thousands and millions of tourists from all over the world visit the country each year in order to explore the architectural masterpieces that have been erected in the past.
These structures have now become part of the rich history and lineage of the ancestors, mostly the kings and queens, who ruled various parts of the country. Monuments and architectures are the most visited among other tourist destinations in the country like beaches or religious and pilgrimage sites.
The journey of exploring the architectural and monumental beauty of India takes you through the ancient forts of the Rajput kings to the massive and beautiful structures built by the Mughal Emperors in the north. Northern India is rich in monuments, and one of the most popular monuments in India is the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the beauty of the white marble structure will mesmerize you when you look at the style in which it was constructed.
Along with these, one can also visit the Agra Fort, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri, which are proof of the rich history of the Mughal emperors. The Agra Fort is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts huge numbers of tourists from around the world every year.
Rajasthan is a land of spacious palaces and massive forts from the medieval period, which have a unique blend of various architectural styles around the world. Some of the examples include forts and structures like the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and the Umaid Bhavan Palace in cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur.
The southern and central India is also equally rich in history as well as heritage monuments and boast of artistic lineage from the past. The monuments like the caves of Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Tirupati Temple, the Thousand Pillar Temple, Madurai Temple, Nataraja Temple, and the Golden Temples.
The Khajuraho group of monuments and temples are a great example of the architectural knowledge and supremacy of the ancient and medieval periods in the country. These monuments and heritage sites have become an integral part of Indian tourism and hence, become a necessary visit.