India is a land rich in its heritage and cultures. From royal forts to luxurious palaces and courtyards we have it all. Steeped in art, culture, literature India is a treat for anybody who seeks to immerse themselves in the rich heritage of this land. Visit these national treasures across the length and breadth of the country and breathe in the time and space of the era they were built in.
Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
One of the most impenetrable forts in India, Gwalior Fort is known for its grandeur and charm. It dates back to the 10th century or even earlier according to some historians.
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 one of the first places in India to experience British intervention in architecture.
The Victoria Memorial is an architectural marvel built in Queen Victoria’s name and is witness to city’s love letter of colonial heritage. The building is surrounded by numerous gardens, statues, and sculptures.
Bara Imambara, Lucknow
Lucknow is a city known for its 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 km 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.