Heritage Of India

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

AddressDharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

Height73 m
Inscription1983 (7th Session)
Visitors7–8 million (in 2014)
Architectural styleMughal architecture

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India.Made of red sandstone and marble, Qutub Minar is a 73-metre (240 feet) tall tapering tower of five storeys, with a 14.3 metre (47 feet) base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres (9 feet) at the peak. It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps. Its design is thought to have been based on the Minaret of Jam, in western Afghanistan

AddressMehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
Height73 m
Closed1981
Architectural styleIndo-Islamic architecture

Red Fort

The Delhi Gate is an entrance to the Red Fort in Delhi and is on the Fort’s southern wall. The gate received its name from the Fort’s city. The primary gate is the Lahori Gate, which is very similar in appearance.
Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Built by: Shah Jahan
Built: 12 May 1639 – 6 April 1648; (8 years 10 months & 25 days)
Architectural styles: Indo-Islamic architecture, Mughal architecture
Designer: Ustad Ahmad Lahouri
Did you know: Every Indian Independence Day since 1947, the national flag is unfurled and the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts.

 

Golden Temple

Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Darbar Sahib, informally referred to as the Golden Temple, is the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism, located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. Amritsar was founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das.
Address: Golden Temple Rd, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab 143006
Opened: August 1604
Architectural style: Sikh architecture
Architect: Guru Arjan

 

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