Historical Architecture And Wealthy Mughal Art in India
The tall minarets, spacious hall rooms and enormous hall rooms are perhaps the first things that strike your mind when you think about Mughal monuments. When they came to India, their reign gifted several majestic historical mosques, forts, mausoleums and much more to India heritage which not only attracts foreign tourists but Indian travelers as well. Starting from the epitome of love, the Taj Mahal is the largest mosque in India, from Jama Masjid (a fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri) to the Itmad-ud-Daulah (also known as Baby Taj), the super-rich Mughal architecture will fill your heart with most amazing and memorable traveling moments.
!) Jama Masjid (Delhi) – It is an Arabic term for “Friday Mosque”, it was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1650-1657. The spectacular Mughal shrine is the perfect example of the finest Mughal architecture in India. The beautiful structure is covered with red sandstones, white marbles and constitutes 3 eye-catching gates, four towers, 3 massive domes, and two 131-feet tall minarets. This massive structure is capable of accommodating as many as 26,000 people at a time. Best tourist place in India.
How to reach there – You can take the Heritage line as the nearest metro station is Chawri Bazaar and it is a walking distance from Old Delhi railway station to Kashmiri gate. You can avail of the AC/Non AC bus that links Jama Masjid to Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Red Fort in Delhi – It served as a primary residence for Mughal emperors during their reign. It was constructed under the supervision of Shah Jahan. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations and it has been designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It is the place where the Prime minister of India unfolds the national flag every year on Independence Day. It is enclosed with red sandstone which depicts the pinnacle of Mughal innovations. Though the Red Fort is based on Islamic prototypes, each dome is a combination of Islamic and Persian style architecture. You should not miss the elegant light and sound show in the evening which is worth watching while you are on a tour to Delhi.
How to reach there – The Chandani Chowk is the nearest metro station which is about 1.5 Kilometers from the Red Fort. You can take auto-rickshaw to reach Red Fort.
Taj Mahal in Agra – This is the perfect embodiment of true love, it is a memorial built under the leadership of Shah Jahan for the love of his wife Mumtaz on the bank of Yamuna River. It is entirely built with white-marbles and took approx 23 years to complete and it is designated as ‘the jewel of Muslim architecture” and UNESCO’s world heritage site in the year 1983. There are marvelous fountains and water channels that add even more beauty to the already alluring Taj Mahal.
How to reach there – The tourists can fly till Kheria Airport which is approx 9.5 km from the Taj Mahal. You can also avail train or the bus service from Delhi, Kanpur, Jaipur, and Lucknow which links with Agra.
Sri Nagar’s Pari Mahal – A peek at Mughal Lifestyle and their attachment with Nature
It is a seven terraced garden located at the Mountain range of Zabarvan. It was built by the son of Shah Jahan Dara Shikhoh. Pari Mahal is the best example of traditional architecture and support for art during the Mughal reign. It is surrounded by the magnificent garden that is exceptionally well maintained and pleasant to eyes for those who love nature. The exotic fruits and range of multihued flowers provide a view straight out of a fantasy.
Humayun’s Tomb – A testimony to Signature Royal vault of Mughal Monarchy
It was commissioned by the Humayun’s first wife Bega Begum in Delhi. It is currently maintained by the (ASI) Archeological survey of India. It represents the elegant signature lifestyle of Mughal emperors. The garden is a classical char Bagh layout dividing the garden into several parts. Moreover, there are several buildings, mosques, tombs, and an accommodation place.
How to reach there – There is the nearest metro station JLN stadium on Delhi metro.