Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Daulatabad Fort

One of the best fortified forts - conical, 200 m tall hill. Lower slopes of the hill have been cut away, leaving 50 m...

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Beautiful palace in Art Deco style, built in 1923 - 1943. One of the world's largest private residences with 347 rooms. Built by Jodhpur...

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Enormous building of historic prestigious hotel, built in 1903. The building is designed in the Saracenic Revival style. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.9217 N 72.8332 E Categories: Hotels and...

Qutb Minar Complex

Group of valuable historical buildings in Delhi, mainly from the 11th - 14th centuries. Includes Qutb Minar - the highest brick minaret in world,...

Gommateshwara Statue

Possibly the largest monolithic stone statue in the world, erected at the end of the 10th century. Height - 17.4 meters. Location, GPS coordinates: 12.8541 N...

Hawa Mahal

Palace with unusual architecture, built in 1799. One facade resembles an enormous beehive with 953 small windows. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.9239 N 75.8269 E Categories: Palaces, country houses...

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

One of most iconic railway terminal buildings in Asia, built in 1897. One of most sumptuous and largest examples of Gothic Revival architecture with...

Howrah Bridge

Impressive cantilever bridge across Hooghly River, built in 1943. The longest span - 457,5 m. Most likely, this is the busiest cantilever bridge in...

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Monument of technology. This 86 km long railway line ascends approximately 2,100 m. It was built in 1881 and has been preserved in its...

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Unique rack railway, 41.8 km long line, rising approximately 2,200 m, built in 1908. Preserved in its historical state. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.3851 N 76.7178 E Categories: Transport...