|Historical Monuments in India
Historical monuments in India exhibit a blend of various styles. Different rulers conquered India and ruled for a long period of time. At the end of their rule, India was gifted with a rich legacy of archaeological heritage. Among all periods, Mughal period is called the 'Golden Period of Architecture'.
Mughals brought with them Persian architectural style and led to the formation of grand monuments and buildings in different parts of India. Legends and parables are attached with all the fascinating monuments including palaces, forts, victory pillars, synagogues and tombs.
From Kashmir to Ceylon (Kanyakumari) there are many monuments reflecting the charm of the bygone era. Hazratbal Mosque, Jama Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple, Khanqah of Shah Hamadan and Makhdoom Sahib are some of the popular monuments of Jammu and Kashmir.
Delhi has a number of monuments like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, Monuments of Prithviraj Chauhan, the Lodi Tombs, and the Siri Fort of Allauddin Khilji. In Agra, Taj Mahal stands as a magnificent structure in white marble. Shah Jahan built it in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Till date it is an inspiration for the lovers.
In Southern India there are beautifully carved temples and rock cut caves that attract the tourists. Konark Temple, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Mahavir Ji, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Khajuraho Temples, Meenakshi Temple, Mahabalipuram, Bodh Gaya and many more places have a spell bounding fascination.
Not to forget, the Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan remind us of the glorious life of Maharajas. Chittorgarh Fort in Southern part of Rajasthan reminds us the valor of Rajput rulers, Amber (Amer) fort, Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jaisalmer Fort and Junagarh fort in Bikaner are some other places to be visited.
Here is a list of the places to be visited to make your search easy :-