When it comes to defining a great civilization the first thing that is taken into account is its magnificent architecture. The Indian architecture is a perfect blend of various architectural styles since it has been influenced by various dynasties. All these dynasties and regions find due expression in India. The Indian architecture is a great celebration of the creativity of the unknown artisans who dedicated their lives to bring to life these wondrous pieces of alluring beauty.
India is dotted with many world famous architectural works like the Qutub Minar and the Taj Mahal and some of the monuments that are still cloaked in obscurity, waiting to be discovered and to be included in the tourist circuit for being the architectural gem nevertheless.
The beautiful building of Vidhan Sabha of Bangalore, rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram, Elepahnta caves, Char Minar in Hyderabad, Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad, Jama MAsjid in Delhi, Khajuraho temples, Places and temples of Orchha, Buddhist monasteries and Jain temples are some of the most stunning examples of great architecture in India.
The architecture of India is classified as forts, palaces, mosques, temples, churches and museums. The history of Indian architecture dates back to the Indus valley civilization that had its existence around five thousand years ago. The main architectural heritage of India can be classified on the basis of religion such as Mughal and other Muslim architecture, Jain temple architecture, Hindu temple and fort architecture, Buddhist art and architecture, Sikh architecture etc. the Mughal architecture in India has a glimpse of Indo-Islamic- Persian style that flourished in India during the rule of Mughal empire. The Mughal architecture was a typical mortar-masonry work formed of dressed stones. Monuments of featuring the Persian art and architecture include Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb and Red Fort.
The Indo- European style architecture is a gift from the British that left India with the social customs, the legacy of English language and great methods of administrative functioning that are spread across the widely varied terrains of India. To explore the rich architecture of India that has been contributed by many dynasties, religion, rulers choose from the various Architectural tours of India that have been listed on the site of A to Z Holidays.