Great Monuments of India: A Unique Visual Guide to India's Historic Sites

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Penguin, Dec 21, 2009 - Travel - 264 pages

With a recorded history that goes back 5,000 years, India's architectural heritage includes an impressive array of monuments, ranging from centuries-old temples, tombs and forts to exquisite palaces and public halls.

Explore eleven of these architectural gems through over 600 extraordinary photographs and detailed information on their history, cultural significance and key architectural features.

You'll discover a wide range of monuments, spanning both the centuries and country - from the ancient caves of Ajanta to the Mughal Taj Mahal in Agra. Includes bird's-eye-view illustrations of their layouts with key sights numbered and visitor paths marked.

Plus find maps pinpointing geographical positions within India and practical tips on how to best explore each monument.

 

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Contents

Imprints of time 4
5
Sanchi 22
23
Mamallapuram 44
45
Khajuraho 66
67
Qutb Minar 92
93
Konark 110
111
Hampi 130
131
Humayuns Tomb 152
153
Amber Fort 194
195
Red Fort 212
213
Taj Mahal 236
237
In the vicinity 256
257
Glossary 260
260
Index 262
262
Acknowledgments 264
264
Copyright

Fatehpur Sikri 170
171

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