Major palaces, bridges, stupas and statues of India:

India is the 7th largest country in terms of area in the continent of Asia. The history of India is very old and people of all religions reside here. This country is famous all over the world for its beautiful architecture and construction of grand buildings. Through this post you will learn about the major palaces, buildings, bridges, stupas and sculptures built in ancient Indian history.

List of Major Palaces and Buildings of India:

Palace/building Place
Taj Mahal Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Amber Fort Jaipur, Rajasthan
Hawa Mahal Jaipur, Rajasthan
Sheesh Mahal Patiala, Punjab
Mysore Palace or Maharaja's Palace Mysore, Karnataka
Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad, Telangana
Dweep Palace Udaipur, Rajasthan
Laxmi Vilas Mahal Vadodara, Gujarat
Lalgarh Palace Bikaner, Rajasthan
Jahaz Mahal Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Anand Bhawan Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi
Victoria Memorial Kolkata, West Bengal
Chowmohalla Palace Hyderabad, Telangana
Neer Mahal West Tripura

What is a bridge?
A bridge is a type of structure designed to allow vehicles or pedestrians to cross a river, mountain, canyon or man-made obstacle.

List of Major Bridges of India:

What is an idol?

Bridge River/lake Place
Howrah Bridge Hooghly Kolkata, West Bengal
Pamban Bridge Palk Strait Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Mahatma Gandhi Setu Ganges Patna, Bihar
Nehru Setu Son Bihar
Laxman Jhula Ganges Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Vembanad Railway Bridge Vembanad Lake Kochi, Kerala
Vivekananda Setu Hooghly Kolkata, West Bengal
Vidyasagar Setu Hooghly Kolkata, West Bengal

What is an idol?

An imaginary or imaginary replica of a historical person or thing that is made of clay or stone is called an idol. An idol maker is called a sculptor and the act of making an idol is called an idol craft. They are installed in temples for worship and for beauty in homes and institutions. Idols of gods and goddesses and famous persons are made

List of prominent statues of India:

Sculpture Place
Statue of gomateshwar Shravanabelagola, Karnataka
Statue of Ugra Narasimha Hampi, Karnataka
Trinity statue Elephanta Caves, Mumbai
Statue of thiruvalluvar Kanya Kumari, Tamil Nadu
Kannagi Statue Marina Beach, Chennai

What is a stupa called?

The literal meaning of Stupa is 'a heap of something'. The stupa probably evolved from an earthen pedestal that was built on top of the funeral pyre or to hold the chosen ashes of the deceased. Stupas were also erected at places related to important events of Gautam Buddha's life, birth, enlightenment, turning of the wheel of dharma and nirvana. There are 4 types of stupas:-

  • Physical stupa
  • Paribhogik stupa
  • Objective Stupa
  • Worship stupa

List of Major Stupas of India:

Stupa Place
Sanchi Stupa Sanchi, Raisen, Madhya Pradesh
Damek Stupa Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh
Jaggaryampet Andhra Pradesh
Nalanda Bihar
Nagarjunakonda Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh
Amaravat Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh
Bodhgaya Bihar
Bharhut Satna, Madhya Pradesh
Piprava Basti District, Uttar Pradesh

List of major beach of India:

Beach Place
Calungate Beach Goa
Baga Beach Goa
Merina beach Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Kavlong Beach Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Juhu Beach Mumbai, Maharashtra
Gorai Beach Mumbai, Maharashtra
Kovalam Beach Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Gahirmatha Beach Gahirmatha Beach

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