10. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is an important landmark of Jaipur. It was built in 1779 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It is a five storey palace constructed with red and pink sandstones in the shape of a pyramid.
9. Taj Mahal
This is one of the world famous monuments located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It was built by emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begum entitled “Mumtaz Mahal”. It is an amazing piece of Mughal architecture made from white marbles. Taj Mahal is a mausoleum of both Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.
8. Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace is located at the city center, Mirza Road in Karnataka. It is also known as Maharajah’s Palace. The palace is a three-storied edifice 245 feet long and 156 feet wide and comprise of arched square towers that are enclosed by domes. Built with Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, it is a very fascinating monument in Mysore City.
7. Victoria Memorial
Victoria Memorial is a memorial building that is dedicated to the Empress of India, Queen Victoria. Located in Kolkata, it is one of the most beautiful monuments in the country that represents an amazing combination of Mughal motifs and classical European architecture. The museumis built with white marble and spreads across 63 acres of land.
Charminar was built by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in 1591. The main idea was to settle the evil savaging his city with plague and epidemic. Located in Hyderabad, this four-tower building displays a 56 meter high triumphal arch that features stucco decorations, elegant balconies and a mosque.
5. Sanchi Stupa
Sanchi Stupa is situated in Madhya Pradesh. The major attractions include Buddhist stupas, temples, pillars and monasteries. These structures date back to 3rd century BC – 12th century AD. The stupas were founded by emperor Ashoka to honour Lord Buddha. They are now included in the list of World Heritage Sites.
4. Qutab Minar
The foundation of Qutab Minar was laid by Qutub-ud-din- Aibak in 1199. Later, the structure was completed by his successor and his son-law Shamsu’d-Din-litutmish. Built with red sandstone and marble, it stands at a height of 72.5 meters. There are about 379 steps that lead to its top story.
3. Cellular Jail
Cellular Jail is also known as Kala Pani. Situated in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it was earlier used as a colonial prison by the Britishers to exile political prisoners. Today, it serves as a memorial monument.
2. Gateway of India
This is a glorious historical monument that was built during the British rule in Indo-Sarcenic style to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary’s visit to Bombay. It is a fine example of the country’s colonial architectural heritage.
1. Vidhan Soudha
Vidhan Soudha is one of the most magnificent buildings of India. Located in Bangalore, it is popular for housing the legislative chambers of the state government.