8 Famous monuments to visit in India

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Last Updated on June 8, 2022

India is known for its rich, diverse and beautiful culture that it has preserved since ages. These traditions, cultures are visible in the art and architecture of India. Among these architectures, monuments remain one of the finest and trustworthy sources of history. Most of these monuments were constructed by the rulers either for some political cause or social cause. The monuments present to us the sociocultural aspects of the time period in which they were built.

Monuments explain different sets of events and various developments that took place in the past and they are very reliable source of information. However, along with this, these moments are very beautiful and present the beautiful art of that period. Let’s have a look at some of the most beautiful and important monuments of India.

Famous monuments to visit in India

Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh

A photo of taj mahal
DistrictAgra
Climatemild winters, hot and dry summers and a monsoon season
Best time to visitOctober to March
ActivitiesFlying of pigeons, Yoga, Walking in old Bazaar, Photography, Visiting the forts
Nearest AirportAgra Airport
Ticket feeIndians- 50 rupees, Foreigners- 1100 rupees
Built byShah Jahan

Taj Mahal is built with beautiful white marbles and it is located in the Agra city which lies on the banks of Yamuna river. The design of Taj Mahal is the combination of Mughal, Persian, Indian architectural styles. It is also one of the seven wonders of the world. This structure was built by Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Golden Temple, Punjab

the beauty of golden temple
DistrictAmritsar
ClimateSummers are short, humid and witers are cold, dry
Best time to visitNovember to March
ActivitiesEat with others in huge dining hall, Help in the kitchen, Lay down near the lake at night, Wash your hands and face in the water
Nearest AirportAmritsar Airport 
Ticket feeFree
Built byGuru Arjan

Golden Temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib and it is the most famous Sikh gurudwaras of Punjab. Inside the temple, Guru Granth Sahib has been kept which is the most sacred books in Sikhism. The temple is built on 67 ft.² marble and it is a two storied structure. The upper half of the building was built by Maharaja Ranjeet Singh where approximately 4 KG of gold was used.

Red Fort, New Delhi

red fort
DistrictNew Delhi
ClimateExtreme climate, hot and humid summers, cold dry winters
Best time to visitNovember to March
ActivitiesPhotography, Enjoy street food, shop, etc
Nearest AirportNew Delhi Airport
Ticket feefor Indians Rs 35 and for foreigners it is Rs 500
Built byShah Jahan

The fort was declared as a UNESCO world Heritage site in 2007 and the structure can also be seen on India’s new Rs.500 note. It is said that Ahmed Lahori designed the structure of the Red Fort. The structure is spread over an area of 256 acres and it has two entrances named as Delhi gate and Lahori Gate. The nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk and the timings are 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Gateway of India, Maharashtra

a photo of gateway of india
DistrictMumbai
Climatetropical, wet and dry climate
Best time to visitOctober to February
ActivitiesShop, eat, watch movie, photography, etc.
Nearest AirportChhatrapati Shivaji Airport
Ticket feefree
Built byGeorge Wittet

Gateway of India was built by the Britishers as an entry and exit point of that time but now it has become a picnic hotspot for thousands of locals and tourists. The design of the structure is Indo Saracenic and it was started in 1913 and completed in 1924. It has a height of 26 m and it is said that this Gate was built to commemorate the visit of King Emperor George V who was also the first British monarch to visit India in 1911.

Victoria Memorial, West Bengal

victoria memorial
DistrictKolkata
ClimateTropical wet-and-dry climate, annual temperature is 27 degree celsius
Best time to visitOctober to November
ActivitiesExplore the area, Photography, Gather Information, etc
Nearest AirportNetaji Shubhash Airport
Ticket feeRs. 30 for Indians, Rs. 500 for nationals of all other countries
Built byWilliam Emerson

Victoria Memorial is built using white marbles and it was constructed to dedicate a memorial to Queen Victoria of Britain but now it has been turned into a museum. This memorial witnesses numerous people who come here to appreciate its splendid beauty and also together knowledge of the British era.

Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh

THE PHOTO OF AGRA FORT
DistrictAgra
Climatemild winters, hot and dry summers and a monsoon season
Best time to visitOctober to March
ActivitiesExplore the area, Photography, Gather Information, etc
Nearest AirportAgra Airport
Ticket feeIndians: INR 35
Foreigners: INR 550
Built byAkbar

The fort was built in the 16th century by the Mughal king, Akbar. It is also UNESCO world Heritage site and it is made using marble and sandstone. It lies on the right bank of Yamuna river and the place is open from 6 AM to 6 PM, seven days a week,

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Famous monuments to visit in India
DistrictMehrauli, Delhi
ClimateExtreme climate, hot and humid summers, cold dry winters
Best time to visitNovember to March
ActivitiesExplore the area, Photography, Gather Information, etc
Nearest AirportNew Delhi Airport
Ticket feeIndians: INR 35
Foreigners: INR 550
Built byStarted by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and finished by Iltutmish

It is the tallest brick minaret in the world and its height is approximately 73 m. The structure has beautiful carvings and intricate designs such as lotus. The structure also has many symbols that are related to Hinduism and Jainism.

Hawa Mahal, Rajasthan

A PHOTO OF HAWA MAHAL
DistrictJaipur
ClimateExtremely hot throughout the year
Best time to visitNovember to December
ActivitiesExplore the area, Photography, Gather Information, etc
Nearest AirportJaipur Airport
Ticket feeIndians: INR 50
Foreigners: INR 200
Built byMaharaja Sawai Pratap Singh

Hawa Mahal is known as the Palace of Winds and it was built in 1799. The structure has 953 windows but no stairs to reach at the top. There is also a small museum within the complex which has miniature paintings and ceremonial armour. It is said that Hawa Mahal was built to help Rajput women witness the Royal processions activities of the city as they were not allowed to appear in public places.

WELL THAT’S ALL YOU NEED FOR YOUR NEXT MONUMENT VISIT. YOU HAVE THE LOCATIONS, YOU HAVE THE GEARS, YOU HAVE THE SPIRIT. GO CHERISH THE MOMENT.

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