Thursday, March 7, 2019

Hawa Mahal Essay

Hawa Mahal stands upright as the entrance to the urban center Palace, Jaipur. An important landmark in the metropolis, Hawa Mahal is an epitome of the Rajputana architecture. The splendid five-storey Palace of the Winds is a blend of beauty and splendor much close to Rajasthans culture. maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh make Hawa Mahal in 1779. The pyramid shape of this ancient monument is a tourist attraction having 953 small windows. 2. Taj MahalTaj Mahal, the pinnacle of Mughal architecture, was built by the Mughal emperor butterfly Shah Jahan (1628-1658), grandson of Akbar the great, in the memory of his queen Arjumand Bano Begum, entitled Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal was a niece of empress Nur Jahan and granddaughter of Mirza Ghias Beg Itimad-ud-Daula, wazir of emperor Jehangir. She was born in 1593 and died in 1631, during the birth of her fourteenth tyke at Burhanpur. Her mortal remains were temporarily buried in the Zainabad garden. 6 months later, her body was transferred to Agra to be finally enshrined in the crypt of the main tomb of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of both Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. Victoria MemorialVictoria Memorial, one of Indias most pretty monuments, represent a unique combination of classical European architecture and Mughal motifs. The domed and white marble museum sprawls over 64 acres and is plant in a landscaped garden at the southern fount of the Kolkatas maidan (ground) near Jawaharlal Nehru Road. CharminarThe charminar Hyderabads best known landmark was built 1591 by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah to appease the force of evil savaging his new city with epidemic and plague. Standing in the heart of the old walled city and surroundings by lively bazaars, the charminar (four tower) is a 56m high exulting arch. The arch is notable for its elegant balconies, stucco decorations and the small mosque, Hyderabads oldest, on the 2nd floor. An image of the grace every packet of charminar cigarettes, one of Indi as most popular brand. 6. Sanchi StupaSanchi is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. It lies at a distance of approximately 52 km from the capital city of Bhopal and 10 km from Vidisha. The major attractions of Sanchi include a number of Buddhistic stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars. All these structures date back to somewhere between 3rd carbon BC and 12th century AD. The Mauryan emperor Ashoka founded all the stupas at Sanchi in the honor of Lord Buddha. They have the distinction of being included by unesco in the list of world heritage Qutab MinarQutub-ud-din Aibak laid the foundation for Qutub Minar in 1199 AD and his successor and son-in-law Shamsud-Din- Iitutmish completed the structure by adding trio more(prenominal) stories. Standing at 72.5 meters, it is the highest stone tower in India. Its base diameter is 14.3 meters and its covering fire diameter is 2.7 meters. It has 379 steps leading to its top story. The lower three stories are made using red sand stone and the top two with marble and sand stone introductionThe majestic Gateway of India is a glorious historical memorial built during British rule. This glorious monument has been built in Indo-Sarcenic style to commemorate the visit of baron George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. Gateway of India is one of the finest example of colonial architectural heritage in India. This grand structure stands at the Apollo Bunder, a popular meeting place in Mumbai. The gateway of India was designed by the British architect George Wittet and was opened for general public in the course of instruction 1924

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