The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, it was described by the Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, as "the tear-drop on the cheek of time". It is regarded as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India's rich history. #travel #india
Descent of the Ganges at Mahabalipuram, in the Tamil Nadu state India, is one of a group of monuments that were designated as a World Heritage Site since 1984. Measuring 96 feet (29 m) long by 43 feet (13 m) high, it is a giant open-air relief carved of the a monolithic rock. The monuments and sanctuaries were built by the Pallava kings in the 7th and 8th centuries.
Fantastic protruding gargoyles adorn the spires atop the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) at Mumbai, Maharashtra. The CST, also known as Victoria Terminus (VT), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site notable for the fusion of high Victorian Gothic architectural style with motifs of India, notably its flora and fauna. The gargoyles also serve as waterspouts with visible pipes in their open mouths.
Konark Sun Temple is a 13th century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Orissa. It was constructed from oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone by King Narasimhadeva I (1238-1250 CE) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The temple is an example of Orissan architecture of Ganga dynasty . The temple is one of the most renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site.
Photo by @minakhi (Minakhi) The KalkaShimla Railway is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway in North-West India travelling along a mostly mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla. It is known for dramatic views of the hills and surrounding villages. The KalkaShimla Railway was built in 1898. to connect Shimla the summer capital of India during the British Raj with the rest of the Indian rail system. At the time of construction 107 tunnels and 864 bridges were built throughout the course…