Wonders of India

My love for art means that I love old historical buildings with their magnificent and unique designs that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. I’ve been fortunate to travel and see some of the monuments outside of India but I wanted to talk about a few of my favourite inside of India.

I am Hindu and very proud although I would like to think that I embrace the new age we’re in and I understand how that impacts on my beliefs. India has many famous buildings and they’re not just dedicated to the Hindu religion. For me, religion is a choice that everyone can make and no person is better or worse because of their religious beliefs. That is why I like to enjoy these buildings, no matter what they stand for and I see them purely as great art.

Taj Mahal

Beautiful white marble Monument located on the banks of the holy river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh. You don’t get any finer than this and it’s one of the eight recognised manmade wonders of the world. It combines Mughal, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles. It’s a real jewel of India Art for Muslims.

 

Victoria Memorial

Located in West Bengal, Kolkata and dedicated to Queen Victoria, it is one of the major tourist attractions of Kolkata and hosts a museum with great collections of manuscripts, paintings and sculptures of the British period.

Hawa Mahal

Situated in the heart of the Pink City, Rajasthan, Jaipur, the pyramid shaped, five-story palace is constructed of red and pink sandstone. It’s truly one of my favourite buildings to visit and very popular with tourists. It was built by the great Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.