(Last Updated on : 08/01/2009)
The Indian Historical Monuments display a blend of various styles. Different rulers conquered India and reigned for a long period of time. At the end of their rule, India was gifted with a rich inheritance of archaeological tradition. Among all periods, Mughal period is called the `Golden Period of Architecture` and produced the majority of Indian Historical Monuments.
Mughals brought with them Persian architectural style and justified the influence through the Indian historical monuments of their era. The Mughal kings were patrons behind the formation of grand monuments and buildings in different parts of India. Legends and parables are attached with all the fascinating Indian historical monuments including palaces, forts, victory pillars, synagogues and tombs.
From Kashmir to Ceylon (Kanyakumari) there are many Indian historical monuments reflecting the charm of the bygone era. Hazratbal Mosque, Jama Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple, Khanqah of Shah Hamadan and Makhdoom Sahib are some of the popular monuments of Jammu and Kashmir.
Delhi possesses a number of Indian historical monuments like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun`s Tomb, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Lodi Tombs, Monuments of Prithviraj Chauhan, and the Siri Fort of Allauddin Khilji. In Agra, Taj Mahal stands as a glorious structure in white marble. Shah Jahan built this Indian historical monument in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Till date it is an inspiration for the lovers.
There are many Indian historical monuments in every nook and corner of the nation; some are prominent nationally, while other holds recognition regionally. In Southern India there are beautifully carved temples and rock cut caves that attract the tourists. Konark Temple, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Mahavir Ji, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Khajuraho Temples, Meenakshi Temple, Mahabalipuram, Bodh Gaya and many more Indian historical monuments feature a spell bounding fascination.
The Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan reminds of the glorious life of Maharajas. Chittorgarh Fort in Southern part of Rajasthan reminds of the valor of Rajput rulers, Amber (Amer) fort, Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jaisalmer Fort and Junagarh fort in Bikaner are some other places to be visited. The Indian historical monuments owe their popularity not only to its architecture and façade, but also the instilled story behind its formation and evolution. Much of the Indian history is closely related to the Indian historical monuments.