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Monuments In India
Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya in the Bihar State comes to one’s mind as one thinks of the best monuments of India, with the first temple constructed by Emperor Ashoka in 260 BC, where Gautama Buddha emerged with his mission of Buddhism in 531BC, is a wonderful location to be visited.
As one travels through the capital city of Delhi one would be excited with a number of monuments, which include
- Humayun’s Tomb at Delhi with luxurious gardens and water resources, built in 1570 AD
- QutbMinar with its shining iron pillar constructed by QutubuddinAibak in 1192 AD, further accomplished by the additions by AllauddinKhilji in the next two centuries.
- Red Fort Complex in Delhi, which is right at the banks of Yamuna river, revealing the amazing architecture of the ruling Muhammaden kings of those days
TajMahal is the ever admired Heritage site and great monument of India, which was built by the Emperor Shah Jehan , which is one of the seven wonders of the world, while Agra Fort, FatehpurSikri premises of the Emperor Shah Jehan, are thrilling sites which any world traveler would love to visit.
The temples of Chola Empire, Mahabalipuram Sculptures raised by Pallava kings, Shree Meenakshi Temple at Madurai having wonderful architectural works in a 1000 pillared mantap, and a number of shrines with ancient sculptural skills exhibited in each of them stand as wonderful monuments of Tamilnadu in the Southern Part of India.
A traveler would admire the artist's admirable works in Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa, and also the Khajuraho group of Monuments in Madhya Pradesh raised in Chandela period during 10th Century AD, which are wonderful heritage sites standing as remarkable monuments of India.
Ajanta and Ellora caves of Maharashtra are another set of cultural monuments, with a mix of religious connotations of Buddhism, Hinduism and also Jainism, with around 34 temples and monasteries in Ellora, while Elephanta Caves in Mumbai Harbour are astounding locations for any tourist to enjoy the monumental wealth of India.
There are as many as 96 National Parks which are Wild Life Sanctuaries, which includeSundarbans National Park of West Bengal, where one can see the happily roaming tigers in the densely covered Mangrove forests, while large number of reptiles and invertebrates crawl, couch and creek, offering enormous thrill and joy to the visitors.
Thus, India is a wonderful country possessing amazing monuments in every part of this vast landscape.