• Indian Monuments
  • Mysore Palace

    The palace at Mysore popularly known as the Mysore Palace, a unique historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Karnataka in particular and of the nation in general, with its immediate surroundings, including the open space, park and the garden around it, the Royal Treasure including the Royal Thrones, Royal Crowns, the Howdah, Royal Wears and […]

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  • Hawa Mahal

    Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds is a massive five-storey structure that is shaped like a pyramid rises to a height of 50 feet (15 m) from its high base. Built in 1799 Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and was designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, gives the […]

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  • Cellular Jail

    The end of the First Indian War of Independence, 1857, signaled the end of the East India Company. One of the last acts of their Court of directors was to confirm the proceedings of the Governor-General in Council for the establishment of a penal settlement in the Andaman islands. On 4th March, 1858, Dr. Walker […]

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  • Victoria Memorial Hall

    Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of British India (1899-1905) conceived the idea of establishing the Victoria Memorial Hall after the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. It was intended to be a period museum in memory of the Queen with particular emphasis on Indo-British History. Built on a 57-acre land and designed by Sir William […]

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  • Dhamekh Stupa

    The Dhamekh stupa at Sarnath is an imposing cylindrical structure (ht. 43.5 m., dia at base 28.3 m.) of the Gupta age, partly built of stone and partly of brick. Its stone basement has eight projecting faces with large niches for statuary and is further adorned with delicately-carved floral and geometrical patterns. Making the holy […]

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  • Sanchi Stupa

    The main interest of the art at Sanchi centres round the Great Stupa. Originally built of brick, during the reign of Asoka (3rd Century, B.C.), it was encased in stone and brought to its present dimension about a century later. The other additions, such as the erection of the toranas and the ground balustrade were […]

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  • Safdarjang Tomb

    Located at the head of Lodi Road, at its intersection with Aurobindo Marg See Map p. 139, is the last of the grand pre-British monuments, Safdarjung’s Tomb. Safdarjung was the Governor of Awadh (modern day Lucknow). Powerful in his own right, he came to the defence of the capital and thus rose to the post […]

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  • Nalanda

    Built in the 4th Century A.D. by Kumargupta, a ruler of the Gupta dynasty in ancient India, Nalanda University is considered to have been the most famous academic institution of its time in the world. The significance of this university emanates from its international outlook, contribution to the spread of Buddhism in Asia, and the […]

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  • Mahabalipuram Rathas

    Mahabalipuram is a temple town that is situated along the Coromandel Coast 55 kilometers off Chennai, the capital of Tamilnadu. The place is famous for its Ratha temples that are a part of the famous shore temple complex. The Pallava king Narsimha built the magnificent ‘Ratha’ cave temples of Mahabalipuram. The beauty of the sculptural […]

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  • Khajuraho Temple

    Khajuraho: The World famous erotic temples of Khajuraho are one of India’s major attractions. Khajuraho is just a quite village with just over 10000 people. The temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architect, but it’s the decorations with which they are so liberally embellished that has made Khajuraho so famous. Around the temples are bands […]