Historical Monuments

Indian History is full of the rise and fall of many kingdoms and empires. Monuments, built the kings and they perform of every period throw light on the past history of India. These monuments exhibit the glory of India and are part of our cultural heritage. Almost all states of India boast of some or the other important historical monuments. Thousands of tourists visit India to have a glimpse of its important historical places.

Most of these Indian monuments were primarily built under the regime of Rajputana, Dravidian and Mughal emperors. The monuments of India are speaking stones of the glory of its rulers and the brilliance of artisans in ancient India. Due to the incredible beauty of India and the constant efforts of the government in maintaining the heritage sites, India tourism has flourished rapidly witnessing an increase in the number of travellers from all around the world. Some of the well-preserved monuments in the different parts of the country are Red Fort (North), Sun Temple Konark (East), Amer Fort (West) and Charminar (South).

List of Historical Monuments in India

Taj Mahal

Shah Jahan
1632 - 1653
Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

The Taj Mahal 'Crown of the Palace', is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan Read More

Red Fort

Shah Jahan
1639 - 1648
Delhi, India.

This monument holds utmost importance in Modern Indian History. It is built of Red Sandstone alone. This Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan- the fifth emperor of Mughal dynasty Read More

Qutub Minar

Qutab-ud-din
1193
Delhi, India.

The Qutub Minar is the second tallest and the most attractive historical monument of India located in Delhi at Aurobindo Marg, Mehrauli. This is built in a unique architectural style the red sandstones and marble are used to build it. Read More

India Gate

Edwin Lutyens
1921
Delhi, India.

The India Gate is yet another historic and majestic monument in New Delhi. It was built, as a tribute to the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I. The monument is the most respected Read More

Golden Temple

Guru Ram Das
1581
Amritsar, Punjab, India.

The 'Golden Temple' in Amritsar is the holiest shrine of the Sikh region. This Temple has been destroyed many times and had been rebuilt again. It was built during the reign of Akbar, who had great respect for all religions. Read More

Mysore Palace

Maharani Pramoda, Devi Wadiyar.
1897 - 1912
Mysore, India.

Mysore Palace or the Mysore Maharaja Palace is located in the heart of the city. Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India And its one of the largest palaces in the country Read More

Sanchi Stupa

Emperor Ashoka
3rd century BCE
Sanchi Town, Madhya Pradesh, India.

The 'Sanchi Stupa' is located about 46 km away from Bhopal in a small place called Sanchi. Sanchi is a small village in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh Read More

Charminar

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1591
Hyderabad, Telangana.

Charminar is a historic monument which is constructed in 1591. Charminar is a monument and as well as it is a mosque that is located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is also known as the famous place in Hyderabad Read More

Golconda Fort

Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk
1487 - 1543
Hyderabad, Telangana.

A majestic fortress on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Golconda Fort is one of the grandest forts of India. Built around 12th and 16th Century by various Qutub Shahi rulers, this fort has a rich history that is almost 400 years old. Read More

Hawa Mahal

Pratap Singh
1799
Jaipur, India.

Hawa Mahal is a magnificent architectural monument in the pink city – Jaipur. It was built in 1799 by the architect Lal Chand Ustad for Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The inspiration for the structure Read More

Ajanta Ellora Caves

Chalukya and Rashtrakuta
2nd Century BC to 6th Century AD
Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India.

The Ajanta and Ellora caves near Aurangabad are India's contribution to the world of art. Preserved as a world heritage site by the UNESCO, the shrines here are handmade wonders cut out of rock. Read More

Khajuraho Monuments

Chandella
10th to the 13th Century CE
Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.

The Name Khajuraho is derived from its Sanskrit nomenclature ‘Khatjuravahaka’, which is the confluence of two Sanskrit words ‘Kharjur’ meaning date palm and ‘Vahaka’ meaning bearer. Read More

Konark Sun Temple

Narasimhadeva
1238-1250 CE
Konark, Odisha, India.

The Konark Temple is the most exciting tourist attraction in Orissa. The term ‘Konark’ has been derived from ‘Kona’ and ‘Arka’ that mean ‘corner’ and ‘sun’.'Konark Sun Temple' is a 13th century Sun Temple at Konark, in Orissa. Read More

Victoria Memorial

William Emerson, Vincent Esch.
Between 1906 and 1921
Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Victoria Memorial is one of the most elegant and grand monuments in the heart of Kolkata. A vast white structure made of marble is a cynosure of all eyes and a respite for the tired feet. The Victoria Memorial is Read More

Bahai Temple

Fariborz Sahba
1986
Delhi, India.

The Lotus Temple is one of the most fabulous structures you have ever seen. It has an exquisite design that looks like a lotus flower. It is situated in Delhi, India and it is Read More

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Rana Kumbha
15th century
Rajsamand district, Rajasthan, India.

The fort that has made its mark in history as the second largest wall after the Great Wall of China – it is none but the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajasthan. The mighty fort is 3600 ft tall and 38 km long that surrounds Read More

Meenakshi Amman Temple

Viswanatha Nayak
14th Century
Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Meenakshi Amman Temple, also known as Minakshi-Sundareswara Temple, is one of the oldest and most important temples in India Read More