India’s numerous historical temples, forts, palaces and monuments reflect its splendid heritage and culture that history enthusiasts and architecture lovers across the word will find unique and delightful. These places showcase the stunning craftsmanship of the bygone eras in India.
The country has been home to a lot of dynasties, empires, kingdoms and governments (including the Mughal Empire, Marathas, Chola Kings, and the British Empire which ruled India) and each of them left their mark here in the form of monuments and other historic landmarks which exist to this date. These landmarks are the remnants of those times, narrating the tales of India’s history in a hauntingly beautiful way, and are a wonder to behold. Ancient forts, opulent palaces and beautiful green gardens can be seen in almost every region of this phenomenal country, and these depict various tales of romance, bond, divinity, deceit, bravery, and battles.
A large part of historical landmarks in India belong to the Mughal Era. One of these is the Taj Mahal, which is one of the most famous monuments in India, and was built during the Mughal era by emperor Shah Jahan completely in pure white marble – it is considered a symbol of love, and is listed among the seven wonders of the world. Many tourists visit India each year to get tour of this monument located in the city of Agra, and learn about its history. There are numerous other landmarks built during Mughal era which are also very popular and stunning. These include the Red Fort in Agra, Humayun's Tomb near Delhi, Shalimar Bagh gardens in Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir).
In the early 1600s, British arrived in India, overthrowing the Mughal empire, and reigned India for over three hundred years. In this period, numerous buildings and infrastructure was established, which can now be spotted in areas that used to be their former colonies. British colonial architectural buildings can be spotted mostly in Madras (now Chennai), Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bombay (now Mumbai), Delhi, Agra, Nagpur, Bhopal and Hyderabad. Some glimpses of this colonial architecture can also be seen in cities such as Goa, Kolkata and Pondicherry.
The chronicles of bygone eras stay entrenched in the country and with its people due to these historical landmarks which have been carefully preserved along with their tales through centuries. For anyone who is a history or architecture buff, India offers a taste of rich heritage and royalty soaked in cultural diversity.
India is one of the few historic countries in the world whose name is engraved in the books of world history in gold. Visit India to explore some of the greatest and most interesting historical monuments in the world.