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Famous Monuments in India – Sanchi Stupa

Indian monument attractions 1 - Sanchi Stupa 1

Sanchi is the small village located in Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The palace is filled with several great Buddhist monuments. It was actually build by the great Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd Century BC. The palace is sacred to the Buddhist from all over the world. The place is attracting tourist from each and every corner of the world. Famous Monuments in India are worth to visit.

Sanchi village is famous for the stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars. The most famous monuments of sanchi village are the Sanchi Stupa built by Ashoka. It is believed that the sanchi stupa is housing the relics of Buddha. Stupas at Sanchi are the most magnificent structures of ancient India. It is also called as the great Famous Monuments in India. It has been declared as the world Heritage site. UNESCO has included them as one of the heritage sites of the world. Stupas are large hemispherical domes, containing a central chamber, in which the relics of the Buddha were placed.

indian monument attractions 3 - Sanchi pillar

 It is 36.5 m in diameter and rises almost 16.5 meters high. The taranas around it depict the magnificent example of the Buddhist art in the early period. The various facets of the Buddha’s life are presented through the symbols like lotus for hid birth, tree for the enlightenment, thew heel for the first sermon and so on. The place has historical importance even though the Buddha has never visited the place sanchi. Sanchi was built as the Buddhist studies and learning centre. Visitors can rest or can take the evening or morning walk in the lawns of the monument, maintained by the Archeological survey of India. Apart from this tourists can also take the excursion trip from Sanchi stupa or sanchi village to Vidisha.

indian monument attractions 2 - Ruined sculptures sanchi

There are many other monuments attractions are there in sanchi village. These are the Four GateWays, The Ashoka Pillar, The Sanchi Museum etc. The four gateways, constructed in 35 BCE, are considered as the best and the famous Buddhist expression in the world. These gateways are covered with wonderful architectural carvings. Never miss to visit Famous Monuments in India. The most famous Ashoka pillar, which contains four lions like that of Sarnath is found in Sanchi as well and these are constructed in a Greco-Buddhist style. The Ashok pillar is also famous for its beautiful construction and perfect structural balance. This describes the stories related to the Buddha’s life. The ideal time to visit Sanchi is from the months of November to February.

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Indian Monument Attractions – Qutab Minar

Qutub minar is one of the famous and beautiful monuments of india. It is started builting in 1193 by Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibak also called “Lakh Baksh Sultan” or “giver of hundred thousands” because of his generous nature. Qutbuddin Aibak was a very good builder. He constructed security towers, tax posts, check posts and a few of the forts in the most important cities of his empire to avoid loots and plunderings. He also initiated the construction of Delhi’s earliest Muslim monuments. The beautiful indian monument attractions  minar was surronded by full of green garden. This minar is having height of 72.5 metres or 238 ft. The diameter of minar is 14.32m at the base and about 2.75m on the top.  Every year billionf of peoples arround the world are visiting this place. This monument is located at Mehrauli in the southern part of the city, which is in delhi.  The beautiful minar has 5 storey. Qutab-ud-din Aibak has builted only the first story and the rest of the four storeys are builted by his son in law and successor.This minar is an example for  Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Builters of this minar has put great efforts. Because of them now we got a beautiful and historical monuments. This is included in the indian monument attractions.

There are 379 steps are in minar and it is one of the Highest stone tower in India. There is a door on the northern side, leading inside the tower to a spiral stairway with 379 steps that winds its way up to the balcony in each floor and culminating in a platform at the top. honey combing is a special feature of the minar. October to march is the best months to visit and you can enjoy these place till sunrise to sunset. This indian monument attractions is made up of It is all red sandstone, except for the top, which is made of white marble. The qutab minar description is fully writtern in islamic character from top to bottom. It looks great. But today peoples are not allowed to go inside the qutab minar, because the staircase inside the tower has been closed following an accident in early 1980’s when a party of school girls panicked when the lights failed and a stampede led to a number of deaths. For this reason peoples are not allowed to go inside the minar.

The builder of the great indian monument attractions qutub minar ,Sultan Qutbuddin aibak died accidentally while he was playing a game of polo in Lahore on horseback (polo aka chougan in India) in 1210., his horse fell and the sultan was impaled on the the raised area at the front of an equestrian saddle. And He was buried near the Anarkali bazaar in Lahore.