Indian architecture
The architecture of India is rooted in its history, culture and religion. Indian architecture progressed with time and assimilated the many influences that came as a result of India's global discourse...
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World's Oldest and Deepest Stepwell
See the Chand Baori or stepwell in India. Visiting Rajasthan, India is like stepping back in time. Besides the stunning palaces and forts, you also have gorgeous landmarks like Chand Baori. It is ...
Victoria Lautman explores India's subterranean stepwells
Victoria Lautman is enamoured by India's stepwells, subterranean masterpieces that served first as a vital means to access and store water between the 2nd and 4th centuries AD.
The Awfully Unromantic Taj Mahal | Rita Banerji
India sulked when the Obamas skipped the Taj Mahal during their recent visit here. But really, I'm tired of famous people posing with that marble tomb as their endorsement of the idea that it somehow ...
Garden and pavilions of the Taj Mahal found to align with rays of the sun
New research has revealed that the gardens of the Taj Mahal, and the structures within it, align with the rising and setting sun during the summer and winter solstices. While the reason for constructi
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Indo-Islamic architecture - Taj Mahal - Islamic Arts and Culture
Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. It is built entirely of white marble by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Its stunning...
Indo-Islamic architecture - Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in India built in crimped red sandstone, is a true example of the Indo-Islamic architecture. Intricate carvings augment the ...
Mughal architecture - Taj Mahal video
The Mughal Empire originated in Pakistan and Afghanistan! The Taj Mahal was built during the rule of the Muslim king Shah Jahan He built it in honour of his ...
Indus Valley Civilization
The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE) extending from what today is northwest Pakistan to northwest India and northeast Afghanis...
Indus Valley Civilization - Wikipedia
Hindu temple architecture
The Hindu temple architecture is an open, symmetry driven structure, with many variations, on a square grid of padas, deploying perfect geometric shapes such as circles and squares. A Hindu temple con...
Hindu temple architecture - Wikipedia
Buddhist architecture
Buddhist religious architecture developed in South Asia in the 3rd century BCE.Three types of structures are associated with the religious architecture of early Buddhism: monasteries (viharas), places...
Buddhist architecture - Wikipedia
Indian rock-cut architecture
Indian rock-cut architecture is more various and found in greater abundance than any other form of rock-cut architecture around the world. Rock-cut architecture is the practice of creating a structure...
Indian rock-cut architecture - Wikipedia
Architecture of Karnataka
The Architecture of Karnataka (Kannada: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ) can be traced to 345 with that of the Kadamba Dynasty. Karnataka is a state in the southern part of India originally known as the State...
Architecture of Karnataka - Wikipedia
Dravidian architecture
Dravidian architecture was an architectural idiom that emerged in the Southern part of the Indian subcontinent or South India. It consists primarily of temples with pyramid shaped towers and are cons...
Dravidian architecture - Wikipedia
Architecture of Bengal
The Bengal region, which includes the Republic of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal, has many architectural relics and monuments dating back thousands of years.
The Pala Empire was a ...
Architecture of Bengal - Wikipedia
Western Chalukya architecture
Western Chalukya architecture (Kannada: ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಚಾಲುಕ್ಯ ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ), also known as Kalyani Chalukya or Later Chalukya architecture, is the distinctive style of ornamented architecture that evolved...
Western Chalukya architecture - Wikipedia
Badami Chalukya architecture
The Badami Chalukya architecture was a temple building idiom that evolved in the 5th – 8th centuries in the Malaprabha river basin, in present day Bagalkot district of Karnataka state. This style is s...
Badami Chalukya architecture - Wikipedia
Hoysala architecture
Hoysala architecture (Kannada: ಹೊಯ್ಸಳ ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ) is the building style developed under the rule of the Hoysala Empire between the 11th and 14th centuries, in the region known today as Karnataka,...
Hoysala architecture - Wikipedia
Vijayanagara architecture
Vijayanagara architecture (Kannada: ವಿಜಯನಗರ ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ) of 1336-1565CE was a notable building idiom that developed during the rule of the imperial Hindu Vijayanagar Empire. The empire ruled South...
Vijayanagara architecture - Wikipedia
Mughal architecture
Mughal architecture is an architectural style developed by the Mughals in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries throughout the extent of their empire in the Indian subcontinent. It was an amalgam of Islam...
Mughal architecture - Wikipedia
Indo-Islamic architecture
Indo-Islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of styles from various backgrounds that helped shape the architecture of the Indian subcontinent from the advent of Islam in the Indian subcontinent ...
Indo-Islamic architecture - Wikipedia
List of World Heritage Sites in India
There are 32 World Heritage Sites in India that are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of 2014. These are places of importance of cultural ...
List of World Heritage Sites in India - Wikipedia