Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Double decker root bridge near Cherrapunji

Root bridges are not built but grown of the roots of Ficus elastica trees. Such a living bridge over time gets additional supports from...

Chand Baori

One of the most impressive stepwells in India. Built in the 9th century, 13 stories and some 30 meters deep. Location, GPS coordinates: 27.0073 N 76.6065...

Kallanai

An ancient, 329 meters long dam on Kaveri River, built around the 2nd century BC. Dam is still in use - it is rebuilt...

Humayun’s Tomb

A beautiful mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in 1562. Mausoleum and gardens around it were designed by Persian architects. Location, GPS coordinates: 28.5933 N 77.2508...

Gol Gumbaz

Mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, built in 1659. One of the largest domed structures in the world, visually very impressive building. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8300 N...

Taj Mahal

This mausoleum was built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. One of the most iconic monuments of architecture in world, unites elements of...

Fatehpur Sikri

Short-lasting capital city, built in 1570, abandoned in 1585 due to the lack of water. Complex of buildings preserved up to this day in...

Vijayanagara

Remnants of the former capital city of Vijayanagara Empire, flourished in the 14th - 16th centuries. Now ruins extend over an area of 40...

Vaishali

The former capital city of Licchavi, flourished starting from the 6th century BC. Once prosperous capital of one of the first known democracies in...

Varanasi

Ancient holy city of Buddhists, Hindu, and Jains, with approximate 3000 years age one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world. It contains...