General Knowledge - Seven Wonders


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Seven Wonders of India

The following table enlists the seven wonders of India (aased on NDTV along with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India) −

Wonder Location Image
Meenakshi Amman Temple (Devoted to Parvati/Minakshi and Shiva) Madurai, Tamil Nadu Meenakshi Amman Temple
Dholavira (Ancient Civilization) Kutch District, Gujarat Dholavira
Red Fort (Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648) Delhi (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Red Fort
Jaisalmer Fort (Built by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal in in 1156 AD) Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Jaisalmer Fort
Konark Sun Temple (Built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 AD) Konark, Odisha (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Konark Sun Temple
Nalanda (Was Buddhist monastery and great education center during the ancient kingdom of Magadha) Bihar Bihar
Khajuraho Group of Monuments (famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism, it was built between 950 and 1050 by the Chandela dynasty) Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Seven Wonders of Industrial World

The following table enlists the seven wonders of the Industrial World −

Wonder Description Image
SS Great Eastern It was an iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and built by J. Scott Russell & Co. at Millwall. Location - River Thames, London, UK SS Great Eastern
Bell Rock Lighthouse Built between 1807 and 1810 by Robert Stevenson on the Bell Rock in the North Sea, it is the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse. (Location - off the coast of Angus, Scotland) Bell Rock Lighthouse
Brooklyn Bridge Built in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, USA. Brooklyn Bridge
London Sewerage System Constructed in late 19th Century, the London sewerage system is part of the water infrastructure serving London, England. London Sewerage
First Transcontinental Railroad (Pacific Railroad) Built between 1863 and 1869, the Pacific Railroad was a 3,069 km contiguous railroad line of the United States. First Transcontinental Railroad
Panamá Canal Constructed in 1914, Panamá Canal is a man-made 77 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) with the Pacific Ocean. Panamá Canal
Hoover Dam Constructed in 1930s, Hoover dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. It is located on the border of Nevada and Arizona (in the USA). Hoover Dam

Seven Wonders of Underwater World

The following table enlists the seven wonders of the Underwater World −

Wonder Description Image
Palau Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. Palau
Belize Barrier Reef The Belize Barrier Reef is a series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize. Belize Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system along the East of Australian Coast. Great Barrier Reef
Deep-Sea Vents It is a fissure in a planet's surface from which geothermally heated water released. Deep-Sea Vents
Galápagos Islands It is an archipelago of volcanic islands located on either side of the Equator (in the Pacific Ocean). Galápagos Islands
Lake Baikal It is a rift lake, located in southern Siberia, Russia. Lake Baikal
Red Sea Lying between Africa and Asia, the Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean. Red Sea

New Seven Wonders of Nature

The following table enlists the New seven wonders of the Nature −

Wonder Description Image
Iguazu Falls It is fall of the Iguazu River (located on the border of the Argentine and Brazil). Iguazu Falls
Jeju Island It is the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Jeju Island
Komodo Island It is one of the islands of the Republic of Indonesia. Komodo Island
Puerto Princesa Underground River Located about 80 km north of the city center of Puerto Princesa, Puerto Princesa is a protected area in Philippines. Puerto Princesa
Table Mountain It is a flat-topped mountain located in the city of Cape Town in South Africa. Table Mountain
Halong Bay It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Vietnam. Halong Bay
Amazon Rainforest Located in South America, it is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon basin. Amazon Rainforest

New Seven Wonders of World

The following table enlists the New seven wonders of the world −

Wonder Description Image
Great Wall of China Located in China, the Great Wall is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials. Great Wall of China
Petra It is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordan. Petra
Christ the Redeemer It is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was created by Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa. Christ the Redeemer
Machu Picchu Located in Peru, it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. Machu Picchu
Chichen Itza Built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period, it was a large pre-Columbian city in Mexico. Chichen Itza
Colosseum Located in Rome, Italy, it is an oval amphitheater (built in Ancient period). Colosseum
Taj Mahal Located on the south bank of the Yamuna river, Agra, India, it is an ivory-white marble mausoleum. Taj Mahal
Great Pyramid of Giza (Honorary included) Located in the Giza pyramid complex bordering (in El Giza, Egypt), it is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids. Great Pyramid of Giza

Seven Wonders of Ancient World

The following table enlists the seven wonders of the Ancient World −

Wonder Description Image
Great Pyramid of Giza Located in the Giza pyramid complex bordering (in El Giza, Egypt), it is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids. Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon Probably, built by King Nebuchadnezzar II (in 600 BC), it was a distinctive feature of ancient Babylon. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Statue of Zeus at Olympia It was a giant seated statue (about 13 m tall) located in Greece. It was made by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 435 BC. Statue of Zeus
Temple of Artemis Dedicated to the goddess Artemis, temple of Artemis was a Greek temple. Temple of Artemis
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus It was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus, Turkey. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Colossus of Rhodes Erected in the city of Rhodes, Greece, Colossus was a statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun Helios. Colossus of Rhodes
Lighthouse of Alexandria (or Pharos of Alexandria) Built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 280 and 247 BC in Egypt, it was ancient lighthouse. Lighthouse of Alexandria


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