Archive for the ‘Monuments’ category

The Victoria Memorial, located in Kolkata, India is a memorial of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom who also carried the title of Empress of India. It currently serves as a museum and a tourist attraction.[1] The memorial was designed by Sir William Emerson in an architectural style similar to Belfast City Hall.[2] Earlier asked […]

The Lake Palace

May 3rd, 2010

Lake Palace (formerly known as Jag Niwas) is a luxury hotel, of 83 rooms and suites featuring white marble walls, located on a natural foundation of 4 acres (16,000 m2) rock on the Jag Niwas islandin Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India. The hotel operates a boat which transports guests to the hotel from a jetty at the City […]

The Gompas of Ladakh

May 3rd, 2010

Taj Mahal

April 30th, 2010

The Taj Mahal ( is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal (also “the Taj”) is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles.[1][2] In 1983, the Taj […]

Swami Vivekanand Rock

April 30th, 2010

Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a sacred monument and popular tourist attraction in Kanyakumari, India. The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters off mainland India’s southernmost tip. It was built in 1970 by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee in honour of the visit of the great spiritual teacher Swami Vivekananda to […]

Sun Temple Konark

April 30th, 2010

Sun Temple Konark is a 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Orissa. It was constructed from oxidizing and weathered ferruginous sandstone by King Narasimhadeva I (1236-1264 CE) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The temple is one of the most well renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site. […]

Sanchi Stupa

April 30th, 2010

Sanchi Sanchi is located at 23°29′N 77°44′E / 23.48°N 77.73°E / 23.48; 77.73[2]. It has an average elevation of 434 metres (1423 feet). Sanchi might have originated from Sanskrit and Pali word Sanch meaning To Measure. In Hindi, however Sanchi or Sancha means for Moulds of Stones. The stupa was vandalized at one point, sometime in the […]

Red Fort

April 30th, 2010

Red Fort.The Red Fort (Hindi: लाल क़िला, Urdu: لال قلعہ , usually transcribed into English as Lal Qil’ah or Lal Qila) is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the walled city of Old Delhi . It served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor Bahadur […]

Rashtrapati Bhawan

April 30th, 2010

Rashtrapati Bhavan The main entrance to Rashtrapati Bhavan is known as Gate 35, and is located on Prakash Vir Shastri Avenue, renamed from North Avenue in November 2002, as a memorial to the politician of the namesake who served here during his tenure as a Member of Parliament for the state of Uttar Pradedesh The […]

Qutab Minar

April 30th, 2010

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