Found 25 Articles for Monuments

What is the significance of Qutub Minar?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 13:36:32
Qutub Minar located in the Qutub complex in New Delhi is one of the many historical and magnificent monuments in the capital city of New Delhi. It is located adjacent to the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and is considered as its name suggests is the pillar of faith. The site is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India and the entry fee to the complex is Rs.10 and Rs.250 for Indians and foreigners respectively.Some significant aspects of the monument are −Highest tower − With a height of 72.5 meters Qutub Minar is the highest stone tower in India. It was constructed as ... Read More

What is the significance of Elephanta Caves?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 13:42:31
In India, the tradition of excavating caves began during the period of Ashoka and the earliest examples of these have been the Lomasha Rishi Caves in the Barabar Hills. There are various sites like Ajanta, Ellora, Kanheri, Karla, Bhaje, Mangi-Tungi, Udaygiri-Khandagiri where one can find fine examples of Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Cave Architecture.The Elephanta Caves are considered to be a contribution by the Kalachuris and the latest rules to contribute were the Rashtrakutas. The caves are located about 10 kilometers away from Mumbai. It is one of the UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site in India.Elephanta Caves holds its significance ... Read More

What are the best tourist places in Delhi?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:19:03
Delhi is till date the city of India that keeps the fervor of being the historical and political capital alive. Called ‘Dil-e-Hindustan’ (the Heart of India), each lane and corner of this city have a cultural spirit with it. Delhi has been etched as the important city for many turning points in the history of India.Considering all these facts about Delhi, there are some key places which one cannot miss out as a tourist in this wonderful city.Qutub Minar − Qutub Minar and the allied monuments in the Qutub Complex are the examples of intricate architecture that has resisted different ... Read More

What is the significance of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:20:11
Sanchi is a monument located in Madhya Pradesh about 9 kilometers from Vidisha. This is a town which gains its significance due to the Buddhist Stupas which are the structures (hemispherical in shape) containing the relics of Gautama Buddha and his followers. The site of Sanchi is open to visitors from sunrise to sunset.Historical Background − It was built by the Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka. The site actually was considered ideal, due to its hill-top view. It built due to the strong foundation of the newly aroused zeal of Buddhism. Ashoka took to Buddhism after the Kalinga war and propagated what ... Read More

What is the significance of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:28:58
The rock shelters located of Bhimbetka located in the state of Madhya Pradesh holds a very important place in pre-historic studies with over 300 paintings in the site of Bhimbetka. The site of Bhimbetka has stood the test of time and remains an important testimony to the human activities that happened hundred thousands of years ago.These paintings help in understanding the life of a pre-historic man. The credit for its discovery goes to VS Wakankar. Bhimbetka as a site is blessed with the extraordinary natural environment. It is still home to a variety of flora and fauna which had indirectly ... Read More

What is the significance of Pavagadh Archeological Park?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:38:27
Champaner Pavagadh was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2004. This medieval city is filled with monuments and various artifacts of historical significance. Champaner- Pavagadh has located about 45 km from Vadodara in the Godhra district. The site is actually situated in the spectacular views of Pavagadh Hills.Significant featuresArchitectural structures of the site − Champaner Pavagadh is a site with a variety of architectural structures like water tanks, temples, other secular structures, etc. Some of the important monuments include Lakulisha Temple, Jain temples dedicated to Suparsvanatha, Chandraprabha and Parsvanatha, the famous Kalika Mata Temple situated at the ... Read More

What is the significance of Great Living Chola Temples?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:39:15
The Pallavas, the Cholas, and the Pandyas are considered to be the most significant dynasties of the Early Medieval period in Tamil Nadu. The Pallavas and Cholas have made some exorbitant contribution to Dravida style (other two popular forms being Nagara and Vesara) of temple architecture.The Great Living Chola temples are still considered magnificent marvels of architecture and important centers of worship attracting thousands of pilgrims to its footsteps. From intricately carved gopurams to huge complexes, these temples were not just places of worship but also center for educational and cultural activities.Brihadishvara Temple − Built during the reign of Raja ... Read More

What is the significance of Ellora Caves?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:42:44
Ellora caves located in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ellora caves did not, however, remain unexplored due to the proximity to the trade routes.These caves are one of the finest examples of rock-cut architecture in India with construction beginning during the time of Vakatakas and architecture reaching its zenith during Rashtrakutas. Ellora caves are excavated out of volcanic basalt rock peculiar in the Deccan regionThe significance of the caves can be understood according to their classification.Buddhist CavesCave no.1 to Cave no.12 is the Buddhist group of caves in Ellora. These are mostly Viharas and ... Read More

What is the significance of the Khajuraho Monuments?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:43:17
Khajuraho is popular for its group of artistic temples which were built by the Chandela rulers between the 10th and 12th Century. Chandela rulers were the great patrons of art and this is the reason that the Khajuraho group of temples is known for its sculptural wealth. There were some 85 temples constructed during the aforementioned period but only 25 temples remain in the complex today.The Khajuraho temples are even mentioned in the records of Al Biruni and Ibn Battuta. All the temples are built out of fine sandstone except Chausath Yogini, Brahma and Lalguan-Mahadeva temples constructed out of granite.Categories ... Read More

What is the significance of Taj Mahal?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 17-May-2022 06:28:53
Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the majesty, and grandeur of Taj Mahal makes it an appealing site for millions of tourists. This monument located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh besides the bank of river Yamuna, is a symbol of Mughal Architectural beauty at its epoch.The monument complex stands as a symbol of the story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz and also a testimony of the hundreds of laborers who contributed their blood and sweat in the construction of this monument. Taj Mahal stands as a mark of excellence in architecture.Some key points about Taj Mahal can be ... Read More