India's Gate

Attraction

Forts, Temples and Monuments

India's majestic historic buildings

The Amber Fort

Located in Amer, the Amber Fort is a classic Rajasthani Palace that looks like something out of a fairy tale. Set on a hill overlooking Maota Lake, the palace was the home of Rajput royalty until Jaipur city was constructed and houses breath-taking halls, gardens, palaces and temples.

The Red Fort

This UNESCO World Heritage site is composed of vibrant rust-red sandstone walls that tower above the bustle of Old Delhi. Initially built to keep invaders out, the ancient Red Fort dates from the 17th century and now brings in flocks of tourists. Enter through Lahore Gate, a symbol of India's national identity, and head to the vaulted arcade of Chatta Chowk to experience an authentic Indian bazaar filled with hawkers and vendors, followed by an exploration of the Drum House, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque and the Royal Baths. Explore Hayat Baksh Bagh (life bestowing gardens), Khas Mahal (private palace), Mumtaz Mahal (jewel palace), and Swatantra Sangrama Sangrahalaya (Museum of the Independence Movement). 

The India Gate

The national monument of India, the red and pale sandstone and granite India Gate was inspired by the Arc De Triomphe in Paris and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It's a stunning sight and offers a humbling tribute to those who died in battle.

The Golden Temple

Amritsar's famous and hugely popular Sikh temple houses the holy book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth. The sheer size and intricate architecture are stunning to see and well worth a visit during your trip to India.

Mehrangarh Fort

One of the largest forts in India, Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort is perched on a cliff side above the skyline of Jodhpur. The building is made of burnished red sandstone with colossal proportions that are sure to impress. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with meticulously carved panels, latticed windows or “Jarokhas” with evocative names.

Fatehpur Sikri

Once the capital of the Mughal Empire between 1571 and 1585, the 'City of Victory', Fatehpur Sikri, houses a complex of monuments and temples and includes the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India.

Victoria Memorial

Located in Kolkata, this memorial was dedicated to Victoria, Empress of India. It's Kolkata’s most imposing monument, made of marble and opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921 and is now a museum and popular tourist attraction.

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