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Mysore Palace - The Unique Blend Of Different Styles Of Architecture - Karnataka - India

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The Mysore palace is well known for its architecture. A number of rulers from different kingdoms and various methods of architecture and various construction styles are involved in the construction of the palace. The Mysore palace is one of the most attractive and gorgeous monuments in Karnataka. It is also known by the name of Amba Vilas and was the residence of Wodeyar Maharaja. The lighting of the palace which is done during the Dussera festival is a highlight event at the palace.
Address: Mysore Palace, Sayyaji Rao Road, Karnataka - 570001
Phone No (Official): +91-821-2421051 / +91-821-2430404
Nearest railway station: Mysore Jn Train Station
Nearest Airport: Mysore Airport
Architectural Type: Indo-Saracenic
Coordinates: 12.3039°N 76.6544°E
Construction Started: 1897
Construction Completed: 1912
Owner: Rajmata Pramoda Devi Wadiyar
Climate: In Summers: 35 C (Maximum), 20 C (Minimum) In Winters: 28 C (Maximum), 14 C (Minimum)
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Language Spoken: Kannada, Eng…

The Red Fort - Also Known As Lal Qila - Delhi - India

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The great red fort which is located at Delhi and is also known as Lal qil'ha or Lal Qila Built by Shah Jahan, the Red Fort served as the palace for Shahjahanabad, which replaced Agra as the new capital of the Mughal Empire. Red fort is one of the great historical monument of India. First of all we will start from its name. It is known as red fort because there is too much use of red stones in construction of red fort.
Address: Chandni Chowk, Netaji Subhash Rd, New Delhi-06
Phone: 011 2327 7705
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
Area of Delhi: Old Delhi
Distance from Airport: 24 Kms
Opening Time: 6:00 AM - 6:00PM (Sunrise to Sunset)
Closed On: Monday
Entrance Charges: For Indian: Rs 10 and For Foreigner: Rs 250 and Adults: Rs 80 and Children: Rs 30
Camera Fee: Free
Videography Fee: Rs 25
Time Required: 1-3 Hrs
Sound & Light Shows Timing: 6pm onwards in English and Hindi
Sound & Light Shows Ticket Charges: Rs 80 For Adults and Rs.30 For children

Red fort is located at the bank of th…

Gateway of India - Indo-Saracenic Style Of Architecture in Mumbai - Maharashtra - India

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The Gateway of India was built in 1924. The Gateway of India is a major tourist hub in the Mumbai city, which is located at Apollo Bunder Waterfront in Southern Mumbai. The Gateway of India is one of India's most unique landmarks. Gateway of India is India's most valued structure.
Location: Colaba, South Mumbai
Famous For: Indo-Saracenic style of architecture
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Elephanta Caves and Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
How to Reach: 2.5 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal and 2.4 km from Churchgate Railway Station.
Former names: Gilbert
Coordinates: 18.921836°N 72.834705°E
Completed: 1924
Cost: ₹ 2.1 million (1911)
Height: 26 m (85 ft)

Gateway of India is a great historical monument built during the British rule in the country. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai (then, Bombay). Gateway of India was built at Apollo Bunder, a popular meeting place. It was designed by the British architect, George Wittet. This 26…

India Gate - Originally Called The All India War Memorial - Delhi - India

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The India gate was structured and designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1921.The foundation stone was laid by His Royal Highness - The Duke of Connaught. The India Gate was built to commemorate the British and Indian soldiers who died in the First World War and hundreds of soldiers who lost their lives in the Northwest Frontier, the Afghan war of 1919 and the Indo-Pak war in 1971.
Address: Rajpath, New Delhi-01
Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan
Area of Delhi: Central Delhi
Distance from Airport: 15 Kms
Opening Time: 6:00 AM - 6:00PM
Entrance Charges: Free
Camera Fee: Free
Time Required: Half Day
Days Closed: None

Across Rajpath in Central Delhi at the eastern end is laid a huge archway that is made of stone and is a pride that resembles victory. The monument is raised to a height of 42 meters and is formerly known as India Gate. At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate. and the entire arch stands on a low base of red stone and rises in stages to a huge molding. Amar Jawan Jyoti, …

Humayun's Tomb - One Of The Most Spectacular Mughal Buildings - Delhi - India

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The Humayun’s Tomb is an excellent example of Persian architecture. The Humayun’s Tomb was commissioned in 1526, nine years after the death of Humayun, by his widow Hamida Banu Begum. In the Humayun’s Tomb one can see architectural features which over time went on to become important component of Mughal architecture, such as its octagonal shape and its high central architecture.
Address: Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg, New Delhi-03
Phone: 011 2435 5275
Nearest Metro Station: Jangpura
Area of Delhi: South Delhi
Distance from Airport: 26 Kms
Opening Time: 6:00 AM - 6:00PM
Entrance Charges: For Indian Rs 55 and Foreigner Rs 250
Camera Fee: Free
Videography Fee: Rs 55
Time Required: 1-3 Hrs

Located in Nizamuddin East in Delhi, it is the tomb of the great Mughal emperor Humayun built by his beloved wife Hamida Banu Begam. The first Mughal building of note to be constructed in India. Built in A.D. 1564 by Haji Begum, wife of the Emperor Humayun , eight years after his death in Delhi in the vicinity …

Ajanta Caves - A Series Of Buddhist Cave Temples - Maharashtra - India

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Ajanta is located in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra, on the main highway between Aurangabad and Jalgaon, 104 kms away from Aurangabad and 59 kms away from Jalgaon. The distance between Ajanta and Ellora Caves is approx. 100 kms. Ajanta caves are the part of small hills in the area, 4 kms from the main highway. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is also a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India. There are 29 caves at Ajanta dating back to between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD.
State: Maharashtra
District: Aurangabad
Famous for: Historical, Heritage
Languages: Marathi, Hindi
Best Season: Jun - Mar
Weather: Summer 20 to 42°C, Winter 10 to 32°C
Altitude: 513 m
Pincode: 431118
STD code: 02432

The world heritage Ajanta caves are one of the few historical and architectural marvels of India. It was discovered accidentally during the 19th century by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. These caves are located deep within the Sahyadri hills abov…

Ranthambore National Park - Best Known For Its Large Tiger Population - Rajasthan - India

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Ranthambore National Park with an area of 1,334 sq km is famous for its Royal Bengal Tigers that can be seen near the marshes and the lakes even during the daytime. Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state. Located at the between the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, this is one of the finest places to view animals, especially as they are used to being stared at here.
Location: Near Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan in the northwestern part of India.
Phone No (Official): +91-921777223 / +91-921777225
Photography: Allowed
Major Attractions: Tigers, Leopards, Boars.
Area Covered: 392 sq-km.
Coordinates: 26°01′02″N 76°30′09″
Established In: 1980
Best Time to Visit the Park: During the months of October - March and April to June.
Some Major Accesses: Sawai Madhopur (11 km), Alwar, Jaipur (145 km).
Timings Visiting Hours: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Weekends)

During the 19th century the forests of Ranthambore were the private and exclusive hunting reserves of…

Qutub Minar - The Development of Indo-Islamic Afghan Architecture - Delhi - India

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Qutub Minar was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Qutub Minar, along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it, form the Qutb Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tower was built to celebrate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu ruler.
Address: Aurobindo Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Qutub Minar Height: 72.5 meteres or 237.8 feet
Steps in Qutub Minar: 379 steps
Built In: 1192
Built by: Qutab-ud-din Aibak
Timings Visiting Hours: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Phone No (Official): +91-11-23365358
Photography: Allowed
Video Camera Fee: 25 Rs. (Only without stand and cast)
Nearest metro station: Qutub Minar Metro Station


Qutub Minar is one of the historical place in india which is located at 15 km in south direction from New Delhi.Qutub minar is one of the tallest minaret in India and It is made from red standstone an…