MONUMENTS OF INDIA

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Here are some of the most famous Monuments in India that will offer you an insight into the cultural heritage of India.

Monuments of India

TAJMAHAL

 

AGRA City in Uttar Pradesh

Agra is a city in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state. It’s home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal (who died in childbirth in 1631). The imposing main building features a massive dome and intricately carved white marble inlaid with precious stones. This is set behind a reflecting pool inside a courtyard defined by 4 minarets. Taj Mahal is one of the beautiful Monuments of India.

Entry fee: Indian – INR 40, Foreigner- INR 1000

Timings: 6:30 am to 9:30 pm (closed on Fridays)

 

THE QUTUB COMPLEX

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MEHRAULI City in New Delhi

The Qutb complex is a collection of Monuments and buildings from the Delhi Sultanate at Mehrauli in Delhi in India, which were built on the ruins of Lal Kot, which consisted of 27 Hindu and Jain temples and Qila-Rai-Pithora. Monuments of India.
Entry fee: for Indians- INR 10 and Foreigners- INR 250

Timings: 7 am to 5 pm

 

AMER FORT

JAIPUR City in Rajasthan

Amer Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometers located 11 kilometers from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. It also Includes in Monuments of India.

Entry fee: Indians- INR 25 and Foreigners- INR 200

Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

AJANTA AND ELLORA CAVES

AURANGABAD City in Maharashtra

The Ajanta Caves are 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave Monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India.

Ellora, located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India, is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring Buddhist, Hindu.

Entry fee: Indians- INR 30 and Foreigners- INR 500

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

 

VIRUPAKSHA TEMPLE

HAMPI City in Karnataka

Virupaksha Temple has located in Hampi 350 km from Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka in southern India. It is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Monuments of India.

 Entry fee: for Indians- INR 10 and Foreigners- INR 250

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm

 

MAMALLAPURAM 

MAHABALIPURAM City in Tamil Nadu

Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The seafront Shore Temple comprises 3 ornate granite shrines. Krishna’s Butter Ball is a massive boulder balanced on a small hill near the Ganesha Ratha stone temple.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 10 and Foreigners- INR 250

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm

 

KONARK  SUN TEMPLE

PURI City in Odisha

Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE sun temple at Konark about 35 kilometers northeast from Puri on the coastline of Odisha, India. The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty about 1250 CE.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 30 and Foreigners- INR 250

Timings: 6 am to 8 pm

 

VICTORIA MEMORIAL

KOLKATA City in West Bengal

The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is a beautiful Monument in India.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 20 and Foreigners- INR 200

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

 

HAWA MAHAL

JAIPUR City in Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India. It is constructed of red and pink sandstone. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the zenana, or women’s chambers

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 10 and Foreigners- INR 50

 

MYSORE PLACE

MYSORE City in Karnataka

Ambavilas Palace, otherwise known as the Mysore Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore.

Entry fee: Indians- INR 40 and Foreigners- INR 200

Timings: 10 am – 5.30 pm (Closed on Sundays and govt holidays)

 

GATEWAY OF INDIA

MUMBAI City in Maharastra

The Gateway of India is an arch Monument built during the 20th century in Bombay, India. The Monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911.

Timings: Visit anytime

Entry fee: No charges

 

RED FORT 

OLD DELHI City in Delhi

Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856. It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums.

Timings: 9:30 am- 4:30 pm daily (Closed on Mondays)

Entry fee: Indians- INR 10 and Foreigners- INR 250

 

KHAJURAHO

JHASI City in Madhya Pradesh

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometers southeast of Jhansi. They are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 30 and Foreigners- INR 500

Timings: 6 am to 10 pm

 

SANCHI STUPA

SANCHI City in Madhya Pradesh

The Sanchi stupa stands as an unparalleled example of the majestic aura that is encompassed within the Buddhist style of architecture. Ancient relics of Lord Buddha are rooted within the dome-shaped structure of the stupa, which was how the structure looked until the dawn of the 1st century

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 20 and Foreigners- INR 250

Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

 

JALLIANWALA BAGH

AMRITSAR City in Punjab

Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 by the Government of India, to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators including …

Entry fee: No charges

Timings: Open all days 06:30 am to 07:30 pm

 

HUMAYUN’S TOMB

NIZAMUDDIN City in New Delhi

Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum, in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 10 and Foreigners- INR 250.

Timings: Open all days 10:00 am to 06:00 pm.

 

CHOLA TEMPLE

THANJAVUR City in Tamil Nadu

The Great Living Chola Temples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for a group of Chola dynasty era Hindu temples in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Timings:

Morning 06:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Evening 04:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

 

AGRA FORT

RAKABGANJ City in Uttar Pradesh

Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The Agra fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 20 and Foreigners- INR 300.

Timings: Open all days 06:00 am to 06:00 pm.

 

CHARMINAR

GHANSI BAZAR City in Hyderabad

The Charminar, constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 05 and Foreigners- INR 100.

Timings: Open all days 09:30 am to 05:30 pm.

 

FATEHPUR SIKRI

AGRA City in Uttar Pradesh

Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Founded by a 16th-century Mughal emperor. Red sandstone buildings cluster at its center. Buland Darwaza gate is the entrance to Jama Masjid mosque.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 50 and Foreigners- INR 480.

Timings: Open all days from sunrise to sunset.

 

RANI KI VAV

PATAN City in Gujarat

Rani ki Vav is an intricately constructed stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. It is located on the banks of Saraswati River. Rani ki vav was built as a memorial to an 11th-century king Bhima I. It was added to the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014. There are many Monuments to see in Rani ki Vav

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 50 and Foreigners- INR 480.

Timings: Open all days 08:30 am to 07:00 pm.

 

ELEPHANTA CAVES

GHARAPURI City in Maharashtra

Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometers to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Mahārāshtra.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 40 and Foreigners- INR 600.

Timings: Open all days 06:00 am to 06:00 pm.

 

NALANDA UNIVERSITY

NALANDA City in Bihar

Nalanda was a Mahavihara, a large Buddhist monastery, in the ancient kingdom of Magadha in India. The site is located about 95 kilometers southeast of Patna near the city of Bihar Sharif and was a center of learning from the fifth century CE to c. 1200 CE. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 15 and Foreigners- INR 200.

Timings: Open all days 09:00 am to 05:00 pm.

 

GOLDEN TEMPLE

AMRITSAR City in Punjab

The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. The four entrances of this holy shrine from all four directions, signify that people belonging to every walk of life are equally welcome. Location Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar.

Timings: Open all days 12:00 am to 11:59 pm.

 

CHAMPANER PAVAGADH

CHAMPANER City in Gujarat

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in Panchmahal district in Gujarat, India. It is located around the historical city of Champaner, a city which was built by Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 10 and Foreigners- INR 600.

Timings: Open all days 08:30 am to 05:00 pm.

 

KUMBHALGARH FORT

KUMBHALGARH City in Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh fort is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of Rajasthan state in western India. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Over a period of 15 years under the expert supervision of the famed architect Mandan, Its strategic position atop a high ridge camouflaged by the surrounding peaks has made it one of the most important and probably the only impregnable fort of the state.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 15 and Foreigners- INR 200.

Timings: Open all days 09:00 am to 06:00 pm.

 

BHIMBETKA

BHOJPUR RAISEN City in Madhya Pradesh

The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site in central India that spans the prehistoric Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods, as well as the historic period. It about 45 kilometers south-east of Bhopal. They were discovered and revealed to the world by V.-S. Wakankar from 1957 onwards. They were put on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 2003.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 10 and Foreigners- INR 100.

Timings: Open all days 07:00 am to 06:00 pm.

 

ORCHHA FORT

ORCHHA City in Madhya Pradesh

The Orchha Fort complex, which houses a large number of ancient Monuments consisting of the fort, palaces, temple, and other edifices, is located in the Orchha town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Orchha is a very old and beautiful town built in the year 1501 by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh. It is located on an island on the Betwa River. There are three main palaces within the complex: Raj Mahal, situated on the right of the quadrangle. There is the Jahangir Mahal, built elaborately in commemoration of the Emperor Jahangir.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 10 and Foreigners- INR 250.

Timings: Open all days 08:00 am to 06:00 pm.

 

GWALIOR FORT

GWALIOR City in Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior Fort is a hill fort near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, central India. The fort has existed at least since the 10th century. It is known to be the biggest fort in the country, a postage stamp has been issued by the Indian Postal Service to immortalize the importance of this place. The Gwalior fort spreads out over an area of 3 square km, surrounded by concrete walls of sandstone. The fort of Gwalior has seen many ups and downs of history. In the course of almost five hundred years, the Gwalior fort went from one ruler to another. Monuments of India.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 75 and Foreigners- INR 250.

Timings: Open all days 06:00 am to 05:30 pm.

 

MEENAKSHI TEMPLE

MADURAI City in Tamil Nadu

Meenakshi Temple, also referred to as Meenakshi Amman or Minakshi-Sundareshwara Temple, is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.  It is believed that Lord Shiva assumed the form of Sundareswarar (the handsome one) and married Parvati (Meenakshi) at the site where the temple is currently located. Meenakshi Temple was nominated as one of the wonders of the world, but couldn’t make it into the list of ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. Monuments of India.

Timings: Open all days 09:00 am to 07:00 pm.

 

HALEBID

HALEBID City in Karnataka

Halebidu was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to some of the best examples of Hoysala architecture. This place is situated in Hassan district of Karnataka India. This place attracts visitors from all part of the world for the famous Hoysaleswara and Kedareshwara temples. The Kedareshwara temple, this was built by Ballala – II and decorated with sculptures and panels in typical Hoysala style.

Timings:  10:00 am to 05:00 pm, closed on Fridays.

 

BARA IMAMBARA

LUCKNOW City in Uttar Pradesh

Bara Imambara is a complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara. Its central hall is said to be the largest vaulted chamber in the world. Except for the galleries in the interior, there is no woodwork in the entire structure. It is now used by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari. The Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments of this place. It is an important place of worship for the Muslims who come here every year to celebrate the religious festival of Muharram. Monuments of India.

Entry fee: for Indians- INR 25 and Foreigners- INR 500.

Timings: Open all days Sunrise to Sunset.

 

BHAVANI ISLAND

VIJAYAWADA City in Andhra Pradesh

Bhavani Island situated in the midst of the Krishna River, at Vijayawada. It is located at the upstream of Prakasam Barrage and is considered as one of the largest river islands in India, with an area of 133 acres. Bhavani island can be reached by boat from the banks of Krishna river. Approaching the island from the banks, you will enjoy the lush green surroundings and beauty of the Krishna river. If you are on the island especially during sunrise, you have the most spectacular view of the sunlight dancing on the flowing waters of the river. It is a magical place for nature lovers.

 

THANJAVUR

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THANJAVUR City in Tamil Nadu

Thanjavur Maratha Palace is home to the centuries-old Saraswathi Mahal Library, with palm-leaf manuscripts, and Thanjavur Art Gallery, with bronze statues. Thanjavur is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its many temples include the 11th-century Brihadeeswarar Temple, a vast Chola dynasty–era complex with a frescoed interior. Many Monuments in this place which had to see

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