Historical Monuments are the representation of India’s tradition and diverse cultural splendour. These monuments in India are the true guarding pillars of outstanding artistic talent. India is rich in culture, legacy structures, sanctuaries, posts, and royal residences. A large portion of the landmarks and fortifications in India reflects the cultural heritage. This article throws light on List of Historical Monuments in India.
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Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel on 2nd October 2019, announced that single-use plastic will not be allowed on the premises of historical monuments and within 100 meters of them. UPSC has asked many factual questions about the monuments in India in the IAS Prelims examination. Important Monuments in India is an important static GK topic.
List of Historical Monuments in India
India is a breathtaking tourism destination that provides visitors with a diverse range of experiences. From the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the world’s marvels, to luxurious palaces and forts, India showcases a wealth of cultural treasures constructed hundreds of years ago.
The Statue of Unity is one such architectural masterpiece. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Statue of Unity on October 31, 2018, to honour Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 143rd birthday.
It stands 177 feet taller than China’s Spring Temple Buddha statue (the world’s second highest), which took 11 years to create. The Statue of Unity is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 182 metres.
Let’s know some of the major historical monuments in India.
|Pathar Ki Masjid||Patna||Pervez Shah|
|Sher Shah’s Tomb||Sasaram||Mir Muhammad Aliwal Khan|
|Vishnupad Temple||Gaya||Rani Ahilyabai|
|Feroz Shah Kotla||Delhi||Ferozshan Tughlaq|
|Hauz Khas||Delhi||Alauddin Khilji|
|Humayun Tomb||Delhi||Empress Bega Begum|
|Jantar-Mantar||Delhi||Sawai Jai Singh|
|Khirki Masjid||Delhi||Ghyasuddin Tughlaq|
|Lakshmi Narayan Temple||Delhi||Birla Family|
|President House||Delhi||British Govt.|
|Purana Qila||Delhi||Sher Shah Suri|
|Qutub Minar||Delhi||Qutubuddin Aibak|
|Sabarmati Ashram||Ahmadabad||Mahatma Gandhi|
Jammu and Kashmir
|Charar-E- Sharif||Budgam||Zainul Abedin|
|Nishat Garden||Srinagar||Asaf Ali|
|Gol Gumbaz||Bijapur||Yaqut of Dabul|
|Ajanta- Ellora Caves||Aurangabad||Gupta rulers|
|Bibi Ka Maqbara||Aurangabad||Aurangzeb|
|Elephanta Cave||Mumbai||Rashtrakuta rulers|
|Gateway Of India||Mumbai||British Govt.|
|Jagannath Temple||Puri||Anantavarman Ganga|
|Sun Temple||Konark||Narasimhadeva I|
|Golden Temple||Amritsar||Guru Ramdas|
|Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra||Ajmer||Qutubuddin Aibak|
|Bharatpur Fort||Bharatpur||Raja Surajmal Singh|
|Ajmer Sharif Dargah||Ajmer||Sultan Shyasuddin|
|Dilwara Jain Temple||Mount Abu||Siddharaja|
|Hawa Mahal||Jaipur||Maharaja Pratap Singh|
|Jaigarh Fort||Jaipur||Sawai Jai Singh|
|Jodhpur Fort||Jodhpur||Rao Jodha|
|Nahargarh Fort||Jaipur||Sawai Jai Singh|
|Vijaya Stambha||Chittorgarh||Maharana Kumbha|
|Saint George Fort||Chennai||East India Company|
|Char- Minar||Hyderabad||Quli Qutub Shah|
|Makka Masjid||Hyderabad||Quli Qutub Shah|
|Akbar Rsquo Tomb||Sikandra||Akbar|
|Anand Bhawan||Allahabad||Motilal Nehru|
|Chhota Imambara||Lucknow||Muhammad Ali Shah|
|Deewan-E- Khas||Agra Fort||Shahjahan|
|Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daula||Agra||Nurjahan|
|Sati Burj||Mathura||Raja Bhagwan Das|
|Shantiniketan||West Bengal||Rabindranath Tagore|
|Belur Math||Kolkata||Swami Vivekananda|
|Victoria Memorial||Kolkata||British Govt.|
Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
1. Consider the Following Statements
- Sher Shah’s Tomb is located in Sasaram.
- Purana Qila located in Delhi was built by Sher Shah Suri.
- Shalimar Garden, located in Srinagar was built by Shah Jahan.
- Gol Gumbaz is located in Bidar district of Karnataka.
Which of the following statements are True?
A) None of the statements are true.
B) All the 4 statements are True.
C) Only 1 and 2 are true.
D) Only 3 and 4 are true.
2. Mir Muhammad Khan, the person credited with the building of Sher Shah Suri’s Tomb was _______
A) Chieftain of Sher Shah Suri
B) Administrator of the Sur Empire
C) Successor of Sher Shah Suri
D) Architect in Sher Shah’s court.
Answer: D)Architect in Sher Shah’s court.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Historical Monuments in India
Q 1. What is the importance of historical monuments in India?
Q 2. Which department is responsible for the maintenance of old monuments and heritage buildings in India?
|Temple Architecture and Sculpture NCERT Notes||Static GK|
|Indian National Congress President||Present Attorney General of India|
|Indian Revenue Service||BYJU’S CNA|
|MPSC Exam||KPSC Exam|