ICONIC INDIA

ICONIC INDIA

The #Charminar stands at the heart of Hyderabad’s main #bazaar area, a labyrinth of lanes crowded with shops, stalls, markets and shoppers. Hyderabad’s principal #landmark and city #symbol was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591.

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Built in the year 1956, #VidhanaSoudha of #Bangalore boasts of exquisite #Dravidian #architecture. It was built under the then chief minister of #Karnataka, Mr. Kengal Hanumanthaiah, as a #tribute to Indian temple architecture.

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Kripamayee Kali #Temple commonly known as Jay Mitra Kalibari on the eastern banks of #Hooghly river in #Baranagar (West Bengal). The temple was built in 1848 by Jayram Mitra, a famous zamindar and a devotee of #Kali.

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Jama Masjid great #mosque of Old #Delhi is the largest in #India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor.

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The #ArulmiguΒ #Kapaleeshwar #Temple is dedicated to Lord #Shiva and was built approximately in the seventh century. The #Gopuram inside the temple marks as a unique example of #Dravidian #architectural style.

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Jaipur’s most distinctive #landmark, the Hawa Mahal is an extraordinary pink-painted delicately #honeycombed hive that rises a dizzying five storeys. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city.

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An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in #Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the #Mughal#emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the #TajMahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.

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The #GatewayofIndia is one of India’s most unique landmarks situated in the city of #Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924.

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#QutubMinar in Delhi is world heritage site. The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-#Islamic #Afghan

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