India is a land rich in its heritage. From royal forts to luxurious palaces and courtyards we have it all. Steeped in art, culture, and literature India is a treat for anybody who seeks to immerse themselves in rich heritage of this land. As we observe Republic Day today, MakeMyTrip, India’s largest travel company lists out some of our most spectacular heritage monuments. It’s worth making a trip for and if you are lucky enough to be living in the vicinity of these monuments – there is not a better way to explore our historical roots better.
- Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
Gwalior Fort is famed as one of the most marvelous and impenetrable forts in India. Known for its grandeur and charm, it dates back to the 10th century or even earlier according to some historians. The fort has been home to many emperors from the Mughal rule to several queens like Maharani Laxmi Bai. Lined with a number of places and temples, the fort is a witness to some of the majestic times from the historical era.
- City Palace, Jaipur
A must visit on your itinerary to Jaipur is the City Palace of Jaipur. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, grand courtyards and gorgeously built palaces the City Palace is a union of the Mughal and Rajput architecture. With lush sections like Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam, Maharani Palace in the City Palace are examples of the city’s glorious past.
- Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Kolkata is the land of art, culture, and literature. The Victoria Memorial is an architectural marvel built in Queen Victoria’s name and city’s epitome of colonial heritage. The palace was commissioned between 1906 and 1921 in the memory of Queen Victoria. The building is surrounded by numerous gardens, statues, and sculptures.
- Bara Imambara, Lucknow
Lucknow is a city that oozes culture, art, literature, and history. The Bara Imambara attracts crowds from across the world who visit the monument in order to experience the architecture and the famous “bhool-bhulaiya”, a labyrinth. The Bara Imambara houses Asia’s largest hall without any external support from beams.
- Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
Hyderabad is another city rich in its old world’s charm of art and culture. The Golconda Fort consists of four different forts encircled with a 10-kilometer wall speaking of its brilliant engineering and architecture from the Bahmani and Qutb Shah dynasty. The monument comprises several mosques, temples, hallways, and gateways which boasts of the Mughal architecture to date.
- Chettinad Palace, Tamil Nadu
The Chettinad Palace is situated in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. The Chettinad Palace was built in the year 1912 and is a perfect example of Chettinad architecture. Surrounded by the lush greens on either side of the palace, the monument is an attraction for all architecture lovers. Grand patios leading to beautifully adorned hallways, the Chettinad palace is sight for sore eyes.