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Photos of castles, palaces, fortresses, temples, cathedrals, monasteries - India

India is a country of gods and beautiful temples. Each centimeter of this land is immersed in mythology, and each palace and temple has its deepest meaning. Even those in ruins testify to a golden time when India was at the forefront of civilization.

Red Fort in Agra

India, Agra, fortress-palace XVI

The Red Fort combines the power of a military fortress and the luxury of the royal palaces of the Mughal emperors, becoming the best-preserved example of glass mosaic and marble painting in India.

Taj Mahal

India, Agra, mausoleum of the XVII century

Elegy in marble of eternal love, enchanting with its charismatic architecture. Entered the list of the new seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal has become a snow-white symbol of the country, which is visited annually by up to 5 million tourists.

Golden Temple in Amritsar

India, Punjab, Amritsar, 16th century temple

The stunning magnificence of the Golden Temple at Amritsar in India is one of the most significant cultural shrines of the Sikh religion.

Kailash Temple

India, Maharashtra, Aurangabad, cave temples of Ellora VIII century

The most fantastic Hindu temple in Ellora is the Kailash (Kailasanata) temple. It was carved from a single piece of rock in the rock.

Temples of Ellora

India, Maharashtra, Aurangabad, cave temples of the 6th-10th centuries

Thirty-four temples and monasteries of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism have been coexisting for centuries in the rocks of Ellora. Monasteries and temples in Ellora are carved in basalt hills.

Ajanta Cave Temples

India, Maharashtra, cave temples II BC

The temples of Ajanta are carved in a horseshoe-shaped cliff, which offers a fantastic view of the Waghor River. In total there are 29 caves. Many of them have temples.

Mahabodhi

India, Bihar, Bodh Gaya, temple

It was here that 2500 years ago, under a bodhi tree, Buddha attained enlightenment. Today, millions of pilgrims, tourists, modest monks and even royal people flock here every year.

Lotus temple

India, Delhi, XX century temple

The main Bahai shrine in India and one of the top attractions in New Delhi is the temple in the form of a snow-white blooming lotus flower that does not have a single straight line.

Red Fort in Delhi

India, Delhi, fortress-palace XVII

If there is a paradise in the world, then he is here - a Persian sings about him. The red fort in Delhi became the culmination of the great strongholds of the Mughal empire, surpassing in its scope the Versailles Palace and Escorial - the largest palaces in Europe.

Humayun's Tomb

India, Delhi, tomb of the 16th century

The first Mughal tomb garden introduced novelty into the architecture of India, which then continued into the Taj Mahal. It was built by Hamida Banu Begum in memory of the deceased husband - the Mughal emperor Humayun.

Xie Cathedral

India, Old Goa, 16th century cathedral

Xie Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous places of worship in Goa and the largest church in Asia. Built during Portuguese rule, it is known for its gigantic bell and exquisite architecture.

Cathedral of Saint Caetan

India, Old Goa, 17th century cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Caetan is the only surviving domed church in Goa. Built by Italian monks, it attracted a believer of various faiths.


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