GK HISTORICAL MONUMENTS OF INDIA – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

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The following table list out the major monuments of India −

MonumentsConstructed byLocation
Nalanda UniversityGupta DynastyRajgir, Nalanda (Bihar)
The seven Pagodas of MahabalipuramNarasimhavarman IIMahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu)
Jagannatha TempleKing Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva (Eastern Ganga Dynasty)Puri, Odisha
Lingaraj TempleSomavamsi DynastyBhubaneswar, Odhisha
Khajuraho Group of MonumentsChandela DynastyChhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh
Brihadeeswara Temple (also known as RajaRajeswara Temple)Raja Raja Chola IThanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Ajanta CavesSatavahana Dynasty later Mauryan DynastyAurangabad, Maharashtra
Ellora CavesKalachuri, Chalukya, and Rashtrakuta DynastiesAurangabad, Maharashtra
Agra FortMughal Emperor AkbarAgra, Uttar Pradesh
Thousand Pillars Temple (also known as Rudreshwara Swamy Temple)Kakatiya DynastyHanamakonda, Telangana
Red FortMughal Emperor Shah JahanDelhi
Taj MahalMughal Emperor Shah JahanAgra, Uttar Pradesh
Konark Sun TempleNarasimhadeva I (Eastern Ganga Dynasty)Konark, Odisha
Fatehpur SikriMughal Emperor AkbarAgra, UP
Bibi Ka MaqbaraMughal Emperor AurangzebAurangabad, Maharashtra
Jama MasjidMughal Emperor Shah JahanDelhi
Mehrangarh FortRao JodhaJodhpur, Rajasthan
TajmahalMughal Emperor Shah JahanAgra, Uttar Pradesh
Qutub MinarQutubuddin AibakDelhi
Makkah MasjidMuhammad Quli Qutb ShahHyderabad, Telangana
Hawa MahalMaharaja Sawai Pratap SinghJaipur, Rajasthan
Moti MasjidMughal Emperor Shah JahanAgra, Uttar Pradesh
Humayun’s TombAkbar and Humayun’s wife Empress Bega BegumDelhi
CharminarQuli Qutub ShahHyderabad, Telangana
Elephanta CavesNot exactly knownMumbai (Harbour), Maharashtra
Bara ImambaraAsaf-ud-Daula (Nawab of Awadh)Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Dilwara TemplesVastupal-TejpalMount Abu, Rajasthan
Gateway of IndiaBritish Government (Designed by George Wittet)Mumbai City, Maharashtra
India GateDesigned by Edwin LutyensDelhi
Jantar MantarMaharaja Jai SinghDelhi
Parana Qila (Old Fort)Shershah SuriDelhi
Golden TempleFourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram DasAmritsar, Punjab
Victoria MemorialBritish GovernmentKolkata, West Bengal
Thillai Natarajah TempleMade collectively by Pallava, Chola, Pandya, etc.Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
Group of Hampi MonumentsVijayanagara EmpireHampi, Karnataka
Lotus TempleArchitect – Fariborz SahbaDelhi