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Historical Places in India - Amravati Stupa

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Amravati Stupa, also known as Mahachaitya, is one of the main attractions of Amravati. It was initially built during the reign of Emperor Ashoka, a great follower of Lord Buddha, who embraced Buddhism in later years. The construction of the stupa was completed in the year 200 BC, and the carvings on the stupa depict the story of the life of Buddha and his teachings. When Amaravati became the capital of the Satavahana rulers, the stupas were decorated with limestone and were carved with free standing statues of Buddha. However, with the decline of Buddhism, the stupas were also neglected and Colonel Colin McKenzie, who visited the site in 1796 AD, found these things suppressed. When the excavation work started, many other sculptures along with the stupa were also discovered and taken out. Today, in the whole of South India, the only stupa is an example of the Ashoka Pillar.

Historical Places in India - Bibi's Tomb

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Bibi's tomb was built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in the last seventeenth century. According to historians, the tomb was built by Azam Shah, the son of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, in memory of his mother Dilras Bano Begum. They were also known as Rabia-ud-Daurani. It was built on the shape of the Taj Mahal. It is located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. This tomb depicts the transformation of the simple architecture of the last Mughals from the royal construction of the period of Akbar and Shah Jahan. It remained a cause of neglect due to its comparison with the Taj Mahal. This Vastu used to be the center of Aurangabad city during the Mughal period. This mausoleum is also known as the squat imitation of Taj Mahal. Which reflects the architecture of Orangzeb. Bibi's tomb was built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in the last seventeenth century. According to historians, the tomb was built by Azam Shah, the son of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, in memory of his mother Dilras Bano Begum. T

Historical Places in India - City Palace Udaipur

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The City Palace at Udaipur, on the banks of Lake Pichola, is considered the largest royal complex in Rajasthan. This magnificent palace was built by Maharana Uday Singh in 1559 where Maharana lived and governed the state. The palace was then made even more magnificent by his successors, who added several structures to it. The palace now has palaces, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, rooms and hanging gardens. There is also a museum that displays some of the finest elements of Rajput art and culture - ranging from colorful paintings to typical architecture found in Rajasthani palaces. The granite and marble fringes of the City Palace, nestled in the lap of the Aravalli, contrast with the natural surroundings. The complex architecture of the Regal Palace is an amalgam of medieval, European as well as Chinese influences and is embellished with many domes, arches and minarets. The City Palace itself is situated on a lush green garden and is quite attractive to see. The history of

Historical Places in India - Khusro Bagh

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Well-surrounded by walls, Khusro Bagh is close to Allahabad Junction. There is a mausoleum of three people belonging to the family of Mughal emperor Jahangir. These are Jahangir's eldest son Khusro Mirza, Jahangir's first wife Shah Begum and Jahangir's daughter Princess Sultan Nithar Begum. They were buried here in the 17th century. The carvings on the tombs located in this garden are made on sight, which is a living example of architecture with Mughal art. It is said that the Mughal emperor Jahangir engaged the best artisans of his time to construct these tombs. It is said that Jahangir's elder son was killed by his brother Shah Jahan, so his mother committed suicide. The emperor left no stone unturned to build these tombs and mausoleums. This garden is famous for its mango and guava orchards.

Historical Places in India - Mahabalipuram

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Mahabalipuram is officially known as Mammallapuram which is located in the city of Kanchipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is known as a port city during the rule of the Pallava dynasty of the 7th century, which was built between the 7th and 9th centuries.The city has many historical monuments. These monuments are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mahabalipuram is located opposite the Bay of Bengal and is situated on the Coromandel Coast. During the Golden Age of the Pallava dynasty, arts, architecture, poetry, drama, and other culturally identified aspects were promoted in Mahabalipuram in 650 - 750 AD, which can still be seen here. As the facts suggest, Mahabalipuram was greatly developed during the Pallava dynasty. In Mahabalipuram, rock cut rocks, silver glittering sandy beaches, trees, and a rock carved temple have always been a center of attraction for tourists. Mahabalipuram has a number of attractive places for tourists to see and these include the Krishna Man

Historical Places in India - Jalmahal

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Jalmahal is a famous historical palace situated between the Mansagar lake of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Situated in the womb of the Aravalli hills, this palace is also called 'Eyeball' because it is in the middle of the lake. It was also known as the 'romantic palace'. This palace built by Jaisingh is a double-edged and square building with medieval palaces like arches, bourgos, canopies and step-step genes. Jalmahal is also developing as a bird sanctuary. The nursery here has more than 1 lakh trees, where the tallest trees of Rajasthan are found. This palace situated on the Jaipur-Amer road, situated in the middle of the Mansagar lake, was built by Sawai Jai Singh after his Ashwamedha yagna for bathing with his queens and pandits. Before the construction of this palace, Jai Singh constructed a dam on the gestational river for the water supply of Jaipur and constructed the Mansagar lake. It was built in 1799. For this construction, the help of Rajput style boats

Historical Places in India - Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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The Vivekananda Rock Memorial  is a monument located at sea in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. In 1892, Swami Vivekananda came to Kanyakumari. One day they swam and reached this huge rock. After meditation at this uninhabited place, he received guidance for achieving life's goals and goals.The whole world benefited from that experience of Vivekananda, because shortly after that he went to attend the Chicago conference. He had elevated the name of India by attending this conference.Tourists can see the statue of Vivekananda inside the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Complex. At the Vivekananda Birth Centenary celebrations in 1963, Dattaji Didolkar, the preacher of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Tamil Nadu, was inspired to name this rock as 'Vivekananda Shila' and install a statue of Swamiji on it. There was great enthusiasm among the Hindus of Kanyakumari and formed a committee. Swami Chidbhavanand got involved in this work. But the Catholic Church of Tamil Nadu got scared due

Historical Places in India - Mariam Tomb

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This unique mausoleum built in red sandstone was built in memory of Maryam-uz-Zamani Begum, wife of Mughal emperor Akbar. She is also known as Hira Kunwari, Harka Bai or most popularly Jodha Bai. She was originally a Rajput princess and was the first Rajput wife of Emperor Akbar. Although this Mughal ruler had many queens before marrying him, she still became the mother of Jahangir, the heir to the Mughal throne. Jodha Bai was also known as the Rajmata of Hindustan during the reign of Akbar and his son Jahangir. From 1562 to 1605 she remained as a Hindu Maharani for a long time in the history of the Mughal Empire. She holds an important place in the medieval history of India. Although his marriage to Akbar was a transformative step in terms of a two-religion alliance, it also marked the beginning of a gradual change in the religious and social principles of Akbar which later became the policy. As she became a symbol of the religious tolerance of the Mughal Empire during the reign of he

Historical Places in India - Shantiniketan

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The Nobel Prize-awarded Rabindranath Tagore's sayings and his creations have always been an inspiration to art lovers. Today, in this special article, we are going to tell about that particular place of intellectual thinkers of India, which was always connected with his life. We are talking about Shantiniketan in West Bengal, which is considered to be a favorite place for art lovers from India and abroad. Shantiniketan is known for its Visva-Bharati University, where students from all over the world come to study. If you are a lover of art and history, then you must come here once. Through this article, know about the special places of Santiniketan that people from all over the world come to see. TOURIST PLACES IN SHANTINIKETAN  TAGORE HOUSE Tagore House is that special place of Shantiniketan where Rabindranath used to spend more time. This building was built in Bengali style by Tagore's father. The building complex over a large area is very attractive to see. There are several

Historical Places in India - Marble Palace

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One of the great constructions of Kolkata is the Marble Palace. Marble Palace means marble palace, this huge palace built in the 19th century is the pride of North Kolkata. It is one of the best-preserved, beautiful attractive closets of the 19th-century calcutta. Set in Kolkata's Muktaram Babu Street, this magnificent creation will take you on a journey of life in the 19th century living areas of Kolkata. When you reach here, first the surroundings around the palace will fill you with suspicion but as soon as you enter the palace complex, a different world will welcome you, who will give you directly the royal and grand history of Kolkata. Will take in. The palace was built as the residence of King Rajendro Mallik, who was then a wealthy landlord and businessman. This palace is included in the list of the best preserved compositions of India. Many attractive sculptures are installed in the garden, including figures such as the Lion, Christopher Columbus, the Virgin Mary, Jesus Chr

Historical Places in India - Indian Museum

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The Indian Museum is located in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal. It is one of the oldest museums in Asia. It was founded in 1814 AD. Important items such as fossils, ancient coins, stones, Gandhara artwork, meteorites etc. are kept here. The museum also houses a 4000 year old Purashava. Apart from this, there is also a Kalash here. It is said that the remains of Lord Buddha are kept in this Kalash. The need for collecting archaeological remains was first felt in 1796 AD, when the Asiatic Society of Bengal felt the need to collect a large collection of archaeological, ethnological, geological, zoological significance in one place. Of. But the first museum by him was started on 2 February 1814 AD. The Indian Museum, Kolkata was later born from the nucleus of the Asiatic Society Museum. The Archaeological Survey of India also collected a large amount of archaeological remains due to various exploratory investigations initiated since the time of its first Director General Alexander Cunnin