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10 Iconic Landmarks That Prove India Has The Most Beautiful Monuments In The World

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These 10 legendary landmarks define the very essence of India.

10 Iconic Landmarks That Prove India Has The Most Beautiful Monuments In The World:

  1. Amber Fort, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  2. Golden Temple, Amritsar (Punjab)
  3. Hampi (Karnataka)
  4. Kye Monastery , Lahaul and Spiti (Himachal Pradesh)
  5. Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)
  6. Sanchi (Madhya Pradesh)
  7. Konark Sun Temple, Konark (Odisha)
  8. Rewalsar (Himachal Pradesh)
  9. Taj Mahal, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  10. Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)

1. Amber Fort, Jaipur


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This fort is a testimony tot he fortified architecture of the Rajputs.

HolidayIQ Traveller Harmanjeet says, "Travel there to see the beauty of Jaipur, the great light and sound show. We can see the Life of the Rajputana Kings and Old city of Jaipur. We visited Amber Fort in July so it was rainy a bit so the atmosphere was really great, but Jaipur can be quite hot so check the temperature before you decide to visit. Take a good guide so that he can help you with the History."

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298 Ratings | 200 Reviews | 272 Sightseeings | 121 Photos

2. Golden Temple, Amritsar


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HolidayIQ Traveller Ibopishak says, "The Golden Temple is much more than what meets the eye. It's beautiful, humbling and a great place for soul searching. You can have lunch at the Langar. You can sit near the pond in peace at night and soak in the calm and peace in the surroundings. You can either purchase the scarf to cover your head for 20-30 bucks or collect a free scarf just before entering the main temple area and return it. Shoes must be left outside at the locker room but you can carry your phone to take pictures."

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288 Ratings | 207 Reviews | 38 Sightseeings | 124 Photos

3. Hampi, Karnataka


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Holidayiq Traveller Jyoti says, "The colour of this place is sepia with patches of greenery around. Coconut trees, banana fields and mango trees add to the drama. The undeveloped landscape is covered with natural boulders perched upon one another defying the laws of gravity. It feels as if they are romancing in unique positions. It is one of the most unique sites one could ever experience in India. And the best part is, it always leaves you wondering about the story behind each boulder. These boulders are living witness of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire of the 13th century. I am awe-inspired and in love with this place."

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1302 Ratings | 947 Reviews | 34 Sightseeings | 519 Photos

4. Key Monastery, Himachal Pradesh


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HolidayIQ Traveller Shefali says, "Situated at a distance of 30 minutes from kaza, this place is 1 km above kee village. It houses some 400 monks of all ages, it has a guest house for tourists in front of its main gate and the monastery itself offers room for overnight stay. The structure which is the main attraction of this monastery is breathtaking, it reminds you of buildings in Leh Ladakh region. The monks are helpful and take good care of their guests. I stayed there overnight and ate with them in their kitchen and the view is absolutely amazing from here must must visit if in that area."

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4 Ratings | 4 Reviews | 15 Sightseeings | 14 Photos

5. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh


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HolidayIQ Traveller Aarav says,"The great temple of India, we never seen this kind of carvings before. We would like to visit again when we have time. Went there with my family. It was an excellent trip. Some of the temples are UNESCO heritage sites and very well-maintained. Not very far from New Delhi. Direct train is there from Delhi and it takes few hours. Must visit place. The architecture on the temples wall was excellent. Not very costly place. Hotels are available easily at very cheap price."

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967 Ratings | 576 Reviews | 36 Sightseeings | 169 Photos

6. Sanchi Stupa


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HolidayIQ Traveller Suresh says, "A 'must see' place about an hour and half drive from Bhopal city, the Sanchi Stupa is archaeologically and historically significant. The monuments attract visitors from several parts of the world. Well maintained neat and tidy, this is a World Heritage Site."

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41 Ratings | 44 Reviews | 18 Sightseeings | 38 Photos

7. Sun Temple, Korark


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HolidayIQ Traveller Santhosh Wilson tells us more about Sun Temple, “The thirteenth century temple, presently preserved by the Archeological Survey of India is a visual treat for history buffs. The temple, subjected to the elements of weather, is currently in a partly damaged condition. The inside part is sealed due to safety concerns and we can only marvel the beauty of the outer portion. If you are ardently interested in sculpture, Konark has an array of beautiful carvings to offer, like any ancient temple in India, crafted from stone."

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57 Ratings | 30 Reviews | 19 Sightseeings | 23 Photos

8. Guru Rinpoche, Rewalsar


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HolidayIQ Traveller Amitra tells you all about this, "One of the finest and different Buddha sits angry, about 72 km from south west of Gangtok on a hilltop, about 7km ahead of Namchi. Constructed in February 2004 and foundation stone laid by Dalai Lama, the hill has a large prayer hall and atop the same sits a 120 feet hollow statue of Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche, believed to be the tallest such structure in the world. Samdruptse hill is actually a dormant volcano that is also believed to be a wish-fulfilling hill. Within the compound, there is a fantastic garden with poppy flowers and a permanent photo exhibition of archival images documenting Sikkim cultural, natural and artistic history. At the gate of the hill, there are some refreshment centres with light snacks and tea/ coffee along with some shops selling Buddhist artifacts. You need to walk up the hill for about 200 meters to reach the hilltop for this gigantic beauty."

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9. Taj Mahal, Agra


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What can be said about Taj Mahal that has not been said already?

HolidayIQ Traveller Tamanna says, "Taj Mahal is situated at Agra in Uttar Pradesh. I visited the Taj Mahal from Noida via Yamuna Expressway by a hired taxi with my friends in the month of December 2015. We enjoyed a lot at Taj Mahal seeing its amazing architecture built in Mughal period by Shahjahan. If you are planning to visit Taj Mahal then you can easily reach there by bus and train from Delhi and Noida. After visiting it II visited other monuments available in nearby places in Agra. You can take photos of this monument. Entry fee is chargeable of Rs 20."

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881 Ratings | 506 Reviews | 107 Sightseeings | 257 Photos

10. Big Temple, Thanjavur


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HolidayIQ Traveller Priya says, "Periya Kovil means the big temple. A visit to Thanjavur or nearby places like Trichy, Kumbokonam cannot be complete without a visit to Brihadeeswara Temple. Of course if time permits, one should visit the temple during sunrise and sunset too. With the occasional call of the peacocks that reside in the adjoining trees/surroundings, this is one monument that invokes a myriad of pictures of an era that has gone by. Visits to similar monuments, sets the individual thinking on the depth of knowledge our heritage holds."

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48 Ratings | 37 Reviews | 38 Sightseeings | 48 Photos

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