9 Archaeological Wonders of India
WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan
Built in the 15th century AD, it is included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. It borrows influences from Persian architecture.
Meenakshi Temple, Tamil Nadu
The total number of sculptures found on the temple is estimated at approximately 33,000, making Meenakshi Amman Temple an archaeological marvel.
Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh
The temples were built around 10th and 11th centuries by the Chandela Rajput dynasty and has carved figurines and sculptures..
Konark Sun Temple, Odisha
The temple was built by the Eastern Ganga Dynasty during the mid 13th century and one of the 7 Wonders of India.
Nalanda University, Bihar
The university was built by the Gupta and the Pala Empires and flourished as an important centre of learning between the 5th century and the 13th century before it was destroyed by the Mamluk Dynasty.
Hampi Village, Karnataka
The village is famous for containing one of the largest archaeological sites in India, another of India’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer is situated on Trikuta Hill, which makes it strikingly visible on the vast stretches of sand of the Thar Desert.
Elephanta caves, Maharashtra
Elephanta Caves is a specimen of rock cut art and architecture from the times of medieval India.
Rani ki Vav, Gujarat
Rani ka Vav or 'Queen's Stepwell' is a unique step well located on the banks of River Saraswati.
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