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Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is an observatory with architectural instruments for astronomical measurements and observations. Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II during 1724-1735. Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Just about two and a half kilometers from the Taj Mahal is the Agra Fort, a monument of importance in its own right. While Taj Mahal relates to a particular time in history, the death of Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal, Agra Fort is a monument where history happened during the illustrious Mughal rule of [...]
Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is visited by more than 11,000 tourists on an average day; the number of tourists for the year 2009 has been reported to be more than [...]
Qutub Minar, also written as Qutb Minar or Qutab Minar, was built during the years 1193-1386. The Qutub Complex, which has the Qutub Minar and other monuments of the same era, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is a very popular tourist destination in New Delhi. Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters tall, with [...]
Humayun’s Tomb is a splendid monument. It was built by Humayun’s widow, Hamida Banu Begum during the years, 1565-72. Humayun (1508-56) was the second Mughal emperor who ruled during 1530-56. Humayun’s Tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a lot of other historical monuments in its vicinity. There is Sabz Burj right at [...]
Red Fort is one of the most popular tourist places in New Delhi. It is a World Heritage Monument. Called Lal Qila or Lal Qil'ah locally, it is an icon for the city. Visiting Red Fort is a fascinating experience in looking at craftsmanship of 17th century and also reliving a part of medieval Indian [...]