Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government of India has declared that all monuments under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will remain closed until March 31. While you’re at home practicing social-distancing, and are not able to travel anywhere to immerse yourself in the glory of these spectacular monuments, we decided to take you on a virtual tour. Let’s #DreamEscape to some of the most exquisite monuments of India. By Pallavi Phukan
1. Taj Mahal, Agra
#Interestingfact: The Taj Mahal takes a pinkish hue in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at moonlight capturing the moods of Shah Jahan’s beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on whose memory it was built.
2. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
#Interestingfact: The Hawa Mahal was constructed as a separate complex so that the royal women could watch the daily life of the city through the windows.
3. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
#Interestingfact: The Humayun’s Tomb is the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent with beautiful causeways and channels.
4. Mysore Palace, Karnataka
#Interestingfact: With six million visitors every year, the Mysore Palace is the second-most visited monument in India after the Taj Mahal.
5. Qutub Minar, New Delhi
#Interestingfact: The Iron Pillar in the Qutub Minar complex is said to be built by Chandragupta II (reigned c. 375-415 CE) and has been standing without rusting since then.
6. Orchha , Madhya Pradesh
#Interestingfact: Orchha has multiple ancient sites of historical significance in the city that depict the grandeur of the Bundela and Mughal dynasties.