Top 10 National Monuments In India

Top 10 National Monuments In India

India is home to several national monuments, which are significant landmarks that reflect the country's history and culture. According to the statistics of ASI, there are more than 3600 monuments in India which is centre of attraction for guests and tourists coming form all over globe. The tourism department take every right step to make the travel easy and convenient for travellers as well as maintain the old monuments carefully. In the 85th years of Independence, 100 monuments had lit up with colourful lights and allowed to visit for general public for some days to know more about the history. 


Taj mahal

1. Taj Mahal, Agra
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan created this stunning elaborately carved white marble mausoleum monument in honour of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, in the 17th century. It was created by Ustaad Ahmad Lahouri in the Mughal style. It is also embellished with the beauty of designs on the mosque's wall. It is not only a well-known Indian landmark but it is also regarded as the world's eighth wonder.
According to local legend, Shah Jahan cut the hands of all Taj Mahal workers to prevent a similar monument from being built.
Ticket Price: Indians- Rs. 40, Foreigners- Rs. 1000
Timings: Opens 30 mins before Sunrise and Closes 30 minutes before Sunset
Special Attractions: Night Shows


Hawa Mahal

2. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The Hawa Mahal is one of the most magnificent structures erected by Rajasthan's famed Rajput dynasty. The Hawa Mahal, popularly known as the Palace of Winds, is located in the centre of Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital (the pink city). It is a five-story castle in the shape of a pyramid. Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh erected it with red and pink sandstone for the women of Royal households. Hawa Mahal is a must-see historical structure in the state of Rajasthan, as well as a major tourist destination in Jaipur.
It was designed in such a manner that the tiny windows allow breezes to enter the castle and keep it cool during the hot summers.
Ticket Price: Indians- Rs. 10, Foreigners- Rs. 50
Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Fridays Closed)
Special Attractions: The Artwork on Windows


India gate

3. India Gate, New Delhi
India Gate is a well-known and well-known historical structure in India. This sandstone-granite arched gate, an iconic Delhi landmark, is one of India's most massive military monuments, surrounded by verdant gardens and lawns.
It was created by Edwin Lutyens and is placed on the Rajpath. It was built in 1931 and is dedicated to the 82,000 soldiers of Indian and British descent who served in World War I, as well as the 13,300 fighters who died in the Third Anglo-Afghan War. Every year, the Republic Day Ceremony is held here. It is a popular tourist and local destination.
Ticket Price: Free for Everyone (Indians and Foreigners both)
Timings: 24×7 (Open all the time)
Special Attractions: Amar Jawan Jyoti


Amer Fort

4. Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The Amer Fort was erected in the 16th century by Maharaja Man Singh. It is one of India's most magnificent and ancient monuments. The walls and ceilings are intricately designed. The four courtyards, artistically sculpted entry gates and different bright murals of Rajput monarchs on the palace walls are the main attractions here. This fort is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amer Fort also boasts a lovely park and a museum, as well as dancing performances, multi-cuisine restaurants, and puppet shows.
It's a magnificent sight formed of yellow and pink sandstone. This fort receives over 5,000 visitors every day, making it one of Jaipur's most popular tourist sites.
Ticket Price: Indian- (Adults- Rs.25 and Students- Rs. 10), Foreigner- Rs. 200
Timings: 9 AM – 6 PM
Special Attractions: Interior Designs and Ride of Elephant


Gateway of India

5. Gateway of India, Mumbai, Maharashtra
It is one of India's most iconic arch monuments, erected in the twentieth century by Britishers to commemorate the landing of King-Emperor George V, the first British monarch to visit India, in 1911. It is composed of Basalt and has an Indo-Saracenic architectural style that contains features of Gujarati architecture from the 16th century. Aside from the magnificent and photogenic doorway, you may also enjoy the fresh sea wind, leisurely ferry excursions, and wonderful street cuisine.
Ticket Price: Free for Everyone (Indians and Foreigners both)
Timings: 24×7 (Open all the time)
Special Attractions: Indo-Saracenic Design


6. Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer Fort, one of the world's biggest forts, was erected in 1155 AD by Raja Rawal Jaisal. Sonar Quila, or the Golden Fort, is another name for Jaisalmer Fort. It's constructed of gigantic yellow sandstones that seem like tawny lions during the day and become honey gold at dusk. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with five other Rajasthan forts, as part of the group of Rajasthan Hill Forts. It is still a living fort, housing about a fourth of the ancient city's inhabitants.
Ticket Price: Indian- Rs. 50, Foreigners- Rs. 250
Timings: 6 AM – 5 PM
Special Attractions: Light & Sound Show



7. Charminar, Hyderabad, Telangana
Charminar is an Indo-Islamic architectural landmark in Hyderabad erected by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah and designed by Mir Momin Astarbadi. It is constructed with granite, limestone, crushed marble, and mortar. These minarets are 160 feet tall and are positioned in the heart of Hyderabad's bustling local marketplaces. Telangana has adopted Charminar as its official insignia. This structure has become a global emblem of Hyderabad. It also hosts several Islamic holiday events.
Legend has claimed that a hidden tunnel connects the Charminar to the Golconda fort, although it has yet to be discovered. The minarets on this landmark have four levels, and each arch houses one clock.
Ticket Price: Indian- 5, Foreigner- Rs. 100
Timings: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Special Attractions: Laad bazaar and Artifacts Market


Qutub Minar

8. Qutub Minar, Delhi
It is one of the outstanding examples of Indo-Muslim architecture, with its gorgeous red sandstone storeys. These are dotted with sculptures and Quranic verses, most of which are in Nagri and Arabic. Qutub Minar is a well-known historical structure in India, and it is said to have been named after Qutb-ud-din Aibak, North India's first Muslim emperor. The Qutub Minar, commonly known as the Triumph Structure, is the world's tallest brick tower, at 72.5 metres tall.
Ticket Price: Indians- Rs. 10, Foreigners- Rs. 250
Timings: 7 AM to 5 PM
Special Attractions: Light Shows and Qutub Minar Festival in Oct. and Nov.


9. Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a collection of 12th-century Jain and Hindu temples in the district of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh. It is around 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Nagar-style architecture and sexual sculptures. The Chandela Dynasty erected the majority of the temples in this location. There were around 85 temples in three complexes, 25 of which remain. It is well-known for its sexual rock carvings of dancing, music, love, and eroticism.
Ticket Price: Indian- Rs. 10, Foreigner- Rs. 250
Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM
Special Attractions: The Light and Sound Shows


Red Fort

10.Red Fort, Delhi
The Red Fort, also known as Lal Qila, is a stunning historical monument located in the heart of Delhi, India. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century, it served as the primary residence of the Mughal Emperors until 1857. The fort is made of red sandstone and is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture, showcasing impressive designs and intricate carvings. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important symbol of India's cultural heritage. Visitors can explore the fort's many halls, including the Diwan-i-Aam, the Diwan-i-Khas, the Rang Mahal, and also the famous Chatta Chowk, a covered bazaar. Don't miss this must-see attraction on your next trip to Delhi, India.
Ticket Price: Indians- Rs. 10, Foreigners- Rs. 250
Timings: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Remains closed on Monday)
Special Attractions: Rang Mahal (The Palace of Colors)

Recent Developments
In the present year, India is leading the G20 summit where G 20 delegates from different countries will take part in conferences. More than one lakh tourists from all over the world are likely to visit India and explore the centre of G20 summit at more than 56 cities of India. To enhance the tourism, The tourism department is focusing on better connectivity and facilities. In terms of tourism, the government is making wonderful arrangements that they will take with them on way back. The word of mouth will create them as brand ambassador of Indian Tourism automatically. Apart from domestic tourists, facilities are at uplevel so that they don’t face any problem in reaching 56 cities which are sites of archaeological tourism.

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