India

Taj Mahal – The great ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra

It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centerpiece of

Mother Teresa – The popular missionary rests in Kolkata

An Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born of Albanian parents on 26 August 1910, in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman

Sarojini Naidu – The Nightingale of India dies in Lucknow

An Indian politician and poet. A proponent of civil rights, women’s emancipation, and anti-imperialistic ideas, she was an important figure in India’s struggle for independence from colonial

Morgan House – The mansion of British colonial architecture in Kalimpong

Shaheed Minar – The memorial tower in Kolkata

It was erected in 1828 to commemorate the victory of the British East India Company forces against the Marathons in 1804 and the victory of the East

Raja Ravi Varma – The birthplace of celebrated Indian painter and artist in Kilimanoor

He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. His works are one of the best examples of the fusion of European academic

Parinirvana Stupa – The death place of the founder of Buddhism in Kushinagar

The British army engineer, archaeologist Alexander Cunningham gains the most attention for his work in the area, because he conclusively proved that Gautama Buddha had died in

Mysuru Palace – The royal residence in Mysuru

The official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysuru. The land on which the palace now stands was originally known as

Lal Bahadur Vayanasala and Granthalayam library – The unique reading room and Library in Payyanur

The front face of the newly reconstructed Lal Bahadur Vayanasala and Granthalayam library building resembles a stacked bookshelf or gigantic bookrack. Veteran sculptor KKR Vengara proposed this

National Fisheries Development Board building – The fish-shaped building in Hyderabad

The three-story, 1,920-square-meter structure was designed this way by the Central Public Works Department of India for the simple reason that the work done inside relates to

Lal Qila – The red sandstone fortress in Old Delhi

A historic fort that served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort on 12 May 1638, when

Unakoti – The mystical huge rock reliefs in Kailashahar

The hill, hosts an ancient Shaivite place of worship. Is a pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is believed to be 7th – 9th centuries old.

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