India has been a land of architectural marvels and here is our list of 7 wonders of architecture in India.
1. Taj Mahal
Part of the
7 wonders of the world,
this list had to start with Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built in a span of 22 years in the 17th century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal displays a combination of Hindu and Indo-Islamic architecture. Huge white marble terrace on which rests the famous white marble dome, flanked by four tapering minarets. Within the dome lies the jewel-inlaid cenotaph of the deceased queen.
2 Nalanda Ruins, Nalanda, Bihar
Nalanda was an ancient centre of higher learning in Bihar, India. The University of Nalanda is located in the Indian state of Bihar and was a Buddhist centre of learning. The great library of Nalanda University was so vast that it is reported to have burned for three months after the invaders set fire to it, ransacked and destroyed the monasteries, and drove the monks from the site.
3. Galden Namgey Lhatse
in Arunachal Pradesh is the
largest monastery in India.
It was founded near the small town in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. It is very close to the Tibetan border, in the valley of the Tawang-chu which flows down from Tibet. The monastery is also known in Tibetan as Galden Namgey Lhatse, which translates to Celestial paradise in a clear night.