The rustic augustness of antediluvian India resides in its tatterdemalion enclosures, many with a tale of valour and many whispering their quarry narration. A nation of rural soul and shining history is signature marked by many of its forts and monuments, standing to speak the fantasy and endeavors of its various monarchs who pegged respect to this sovereign land. The breathtaking architectural vividness of India can only be felt on the moss gathered walls of its forts, havelis and monuments that has withstood the test of time only to shed history with their blunt stares. Discover the underlying romance, history and mystery under these world heritage monuments on your visit and take time to unveil the riddle engraved between the walls.
Hats-off to the architectural brilliance of India that epitomizes the
cultural yore of India. Plan your monument tour to India during the
vacations and unveil the stone cut plaque for the tale to flow unto
Taj Mahal: love in the marble
The pride of Agra, Taj Mahal was constructed by love smitten Mughal ruler
Shah Jahan for his lady love Mumtaj Mahal. Just take little caution when you
visit Taj because the redundant mantrap edifice may etch suppressed poetic
rhythm out of you, like many other hearts of Tagore to Diana have hummed.
Qutub Minar: a tall lure
This tall attraction that Delhi flaunts needs a little neck- stretching
exercise before it narrates its mystery to you. Qutub Minar was built by
Qutubuddin Aibak in 1192.
India Gate: an egress to kaleidescope
This gate to pulsating Capital of India is pays homage to 90,000 Indian
soldiers who relinquished their lives during world war I. Pass through
this 42 meter high gate to feel the haunted past. Also known as the All
India War Memorial, India Gate was designed and constructed by Lutyens.
Fatehpur Sikri: victory unleashed
The decrepit town of Sikri was born once more as 'Fatehpur Sikri 'under
reign of Akbar after his son Jahangir was born. The prime attractions
can be seen in places like Diwan-i-am, Diwan-i-khas, Jodhabai's Palace
and Friday mosque.
Golconda Forts: the shepherd hills
The 120ft high bastion of Golconda, a hilly area has experienced a great
transformation from a mud house to a massive fort made up of granite in
1507. Golconda Fort is a complex comprising of four distinct forts.
There is a 10 km long outer wall with 87 semi-circular bastions. The
some of the bastions are still mounted with cannons. The fort has eight
gateways, four drawbridges and several royal apartments, halls, temples,
mosques, magazines and stables inside. The primary structure of the fort
is laid out in a series of enclosures that holds the public and
administrative structures as well as the royal residences and halls. The
Nagina Bagh also lies within an enclosure but it is in utter ruins.
Gwalior Fort: shades of chivalry
The 16th century was a manna from heaven on earth for Gwalior as it was
in the same century Gwalior Fort, the 'pearl of hind' saw its foundation
stone. One of piece` de resistance invincible monuments of India, the
fort of Gwalior has fascinated many poets and writers to render some
noted lines. The Karan Palace, the Jahangir Mahal, the Shahjahan Mahal
and the Gujri Mahal, Teli Ka Mandir, the Man singh Palace are some of
the places worth visiting at Gwalior Fort.
Chittorgarh Forts: brave bastions
The behemothic walls of the Chittorgarh Fort stands roaring at the
height of 500 feet high hill
sprawling on 700 acre fort went through three sieges. The palace was
built from 1433-68 in plastered stone, and the entrance is through Suraj
Pol which directly leads into a courtyard. On the right of Suraj Pol is
the Darikhana or Sabha (council chamber) behind which lies a Ganesha
temple and the zenana (living quarters for women). A massive water
reservoir is located towards the left of Suraj Pol.
Red Fort: red with mystery
The red bricks beckons you just when you settle down to buy yourself
some raw ground nuts after a hectic shopping day at Chandani Chowk.
Crested with Indian flag, the lights and contrasting green lawns are
immediate attention gripers. Laid out by Shah Jahan, the fort bears a
Mughal design covering 2.41 kms of area. Visit it on 15th August or 26th
January and you will be a part nation's celebration of independence.
Lake Palace: wet with charm
From a pleasure place of Sisodia rulers to the wedding venues of Indian
Bollywood stars, Lake Palace is all about glamour of a marble palace.
Pavilions of the palace were constructed before 1734 and after his
coronation Gadi Rana Jagat Singh II (1734-1751) further expanded the
marble water palace. Jagat Singh II named the palace, Jag Niwas, also
known as the Lake Palace, after himself. The palace faces east, allowing
its inhabitants to pray to the Sun god at the crack of dawn.
Lucknow: amazing maze
Lucknow flourished under th e reign of Mughals during which it saw
foundations of many big monuments like Imam Bara, Shah Najaf Imambara
and Tarun Vali Kothi.