India is a magical land with full of riddle but the great demanded country in the world for tourism as it allures a lot of tourists every year. It is widely known for its cultures and religions and esteemed as world heritage sites of UNESCO. India gives an opportunity to come here for experience and explore its mesmerizing monuments and temples which are the imagination and thoughts of human being through the mechanism of bricks, marble and stone. Apart from this the hospitality of its devoted peoples is also a additional treat for the visitors.
The ancient heritage of India is well preserved in its monuments and temples, presently there are more than 3676 ancient monuments belong to divergent eras and a combination of every religion- Hindu, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity and Jewish including cemeteries, mosques, tombs, temples, churches, step-wells, rock-cut caves, forts and palace.
Every monument of India is an example of incredible creativity, a sense of mystery, romance and deception. They also show the master craftsmanship and elegance of the bygone era. They are the pillars of India's cultural and the speaking stones of India showing historical details and an inspiration for the future generations.
Some of them are Taj Mahal at Agra also known as the symbol of love is one of the seven wonders of the world. Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds at Jaipur, Sanchi Stupa, specimen of Buddhist art and architecture. Qutub Minar , the 2nd highest stone tower, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Humayun's tomb and Red Fort of Delhi, statue of Gomateswara at Sravanbelgola, Charminar at Hyderabad, Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri, Ganga Ghats in Varanasi and many more. Some of the monuments are built by Britisher in India like Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House at Delhi and Victoria Memorial at Mumbai. Nearly all states of India blessed with an important historical monuments.
As India known as the "Land of Temples", temples are everywhere from Himalayas to the mountains of Ladakh , unremembered rural areas of Tamil Nadu, cavern of Maharashtra, deserts of Rajasthan with a number of stories, legends, beliefs and many unexplained things. According to hindu mythology the temple is a place to vanish the boundaries between human being and the divine, containing all the elements of the world (dharma, karma, artha, moksa and kama).
Having the amazing architecture, magnificent sculptures, artistry and living traditions and different shapes and sizes (rectangular, octagonal, semicircular) the temples are famous throughout the globe. some worldly known temple of India are The Konark Sun Temple, built in a form of a big chariot with7 spirited horses on twelve pairs of almighty wheels. Khajuraho temples known for its erotic carvings. Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. Jagannath Temple in Puri, famous for its annual Ratha yatra. Tirupati Balaji, richest pilgrimage center. Akshardham or the Swaminarayan Temple, Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab and the most famous rock cut and cave temples like Elephanta Island Caves, Ajanta Ellora caves.
Must visit these popular historical monuments and temples to experience the bygone era of kings and queens and having the essence of India.