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10 Famous Monuments in India that every tourist must visit

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal is an ultimate pride of India and it is regarded as one of the most recognised and attractive tourist spots in the world. India’s historical monument is visited by millions of inland and foreign tourists. It is enlisted in the Seven Wonders of the World.

It is one of the most beautiful and famous buildings located in the city of Agra. This white marble monument was constructed by a Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife.

Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), Amritsar

The holiest shrine and pilgrimage place which is located in Amritsar is The Golden Temple called the Harmandir Sahib. This is the most popular and sacred Sikh Gurdwara in Punjab, India. One who is interested in culture and history must visit this popular attraction.

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

Meenakshi Temple is located on Southern banks of Vaigai River in the temple city Madurai. It should be noted that the temple is dedicated to Parvati and her consort, Shiva and is visited by most Hindu and Tamil devotees and architectural admirers across the world. It has been said that this shrine houses 33,000 sculptures in its 14 gopurams. One who loves art and cultural history must visit this monument.

Mysore Palace, Mysore

The Mysore Palace is a popular historical monument in the city of Mysore, Karnataka. It is famously known as the City of Palaces and it is worth mentioning here that this is the most famous tourist attraction in India after the Taj Mahal.

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Despite the fact that Mumbai is popular for its Bollywood actors and movies, the most famous attraction in Mumbai is the Gateway of India. It is a famous gathering spot for locals, travellers, street vendors and photographers and is called the Taj Mahal of Mumbai. The historic monument was constructed to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay.

Red Fort, New Delhi

The national capital can take absolutely take pride in the fact that it has Red Ford. Declared as the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Red Fort is situated in the centre of Delhi. This place holds so much history. An ever-so-famous historic monument is a must-visit place.

It was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1648. It has a number of museums and its walls are built of red sandstone. The ideal time to visit this place is on Independence Day where the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

If you want to learn about the beauty of Rajasthan culture, Hawa Mahal is a must-visit monument. Hawa Mahal also is known as Palace of Winds is situated in the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. This monument was built from red and pink sandstones by the Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. The unique five-storey structure is one of the most prominent tourist attractions here.

Qutub Minar, New Delhi

Qutub Minar is one of the tallest towers in the world. The second tallest Minar of India which is standing tall in New Delhi measures 72.5 metres. It consists of around 379 stairs and it should be noted that the famous monument represents the rich architecture of India.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site totally made of red sandstone and also decorated with Arabic and Brahmi inscriptions. The travellers from across the world come to view this popular tower in India more often than not.

Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi

Also known as the Great Stupa, Sanchi Stupa is a world-renowned Buddhist monument located in Sanchi, India. It was built by Emperor Ashoka and is one of the oldest stone structures in India. One can learn the art of Indian culture by visiting these major attractions in Sanchi including a number of Buddhist Stupas, monasteries and temples.

Charminar, Hyderabad

If you visit Hyderabad, the first thing you must visit is the most famous and majestic monument popularly known as the Charminar. Many movie directors have filmed scenes in the monument’s premises.

The special monument is purely magnificent. The mosque was constructed in the year 1591. It has four minarets and is the most recognisable symbol in Hyderabad.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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