Beautiful Buildings In India

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Beautiful Buildings In India

India has been the centre of the world for too long in the ancient past. Few of world’s most important religions has originated from India. Buddhism was once the dominating religion in India and Buddhist monasteries and stupas were built all over India before it eventually spread to other countries. Around 8th century AD, with the advent of Shankaracharya, Hinduism revived and it saw many Hindu rulers including Pallavas and Cholas building architectural wonders. Rajputs built various magnificent hill forts in Rajasthan to protect their own areas.
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Beautiful Buildings In India

After the invasion from Muslim rulers in the 11th century, India for the first time saw influences from the middle east, with Afghan and Persian architectural designs mixing with the exiting Indian styles.  Mughals ensured that India has some of the finest Islamic architecture in India. Portuguese, French, Dutch and Britishers later attacked India, leaving their footprints with various churches and influences from European style of monuments.
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Beautiful Buildings In India

Dating back to the 4th century A.D., the Iron pillar of Delhi bears Sanskrit inscription in Brahmi script which states that it was erected in the honor of the Hindu god, Vishnu and in the memory of the Gupta King Chandragupta II. It highlights ancient India’s achievements in metallurgy. The pillar is made of 98 percent wrought iron and has stood more than 1600 years without rusting or decomposing. The pillar is 7 meters high and 17 inches in diameter at the base and 12 inches in diameter at the top. It might not be the most beautiful architectural  monument in India, but it sure is one of the wonders of India
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Beautiful Buildings In India

Indian architecture is an amalgamation of centuries of history, influenced by thousands of ruler and attributed to tons of cultures that have bred, thrived and demolished in the country. The upshot of this blend is magnetic and Indian skyline is adorned by beautiful buildings that present fantastic architecture. To add to the list of the historic and glorious structures are also some new buildings that add to the diversity of India.
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Beautiful Buildings In India

While India has a long way to go compared to the experimentation in architecture in other countries (oh hello Twisting Towers Dubai), it’s interesting to note that builders are finally looking beyond the shoebox glass and concrete structure for office buildings. Architecture in India is getting bolder, quirkier, and office real estate has not been spared.
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Beautiful Buildings In India

Although the complex was originally designed as a fortress; it was partially converted into a palace (mahal) during the reign of Shah Jahan (1627-58). Shah Jahan, who was renowned for his construction work, built many of the residential buildings. Although the earliest of these dwellings, the Jahangiri Mahal, was built by Akbar as a palace for his women. The fortress in fact contains a number of palaces, mainly constructed during the reign of Shah Jehan, which was the golden period of Mughal architecture. It was during his reign that red sandstone was replaced by marble and Persian architecture became prominent in India. The Khas Mahal, the palace of Shah Jehan was the private rooms of the emperor. It overlooked the Anguri Bagh or the garden of grapes which he built in 1637. This was designed as a pleasant retreat for the royal ladies and to ensure their privacy. Surrounding the garden were the rooms of red sandstone built by Akbar for the imperial women attendants. Jehangiri Mahal built from 1565 to 1569, is a beautiful example of Mughal architecture. It has an impressive façade with an arched portal, a series of ornamental arches and an octagonal tower on each side.
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Beautiful Buildings In India

Ajanta Caves, thirty in number were made in 2nd century BC. The themes are religious and centred around Buddha. Paintings are done on ground of mud-plaster. Ellora caves are rock-cut shrines representing three different faiths, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, known for their striking proportion, elaborate workmanship, architectural content and sculptural ornamentation. Both Ajanta and Ellora Caves are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are one the most exotic caves of India depicting India’s architectural brilliance in the past.
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Beautiful Buildings In India

Already famed as one of the best designed office buildings in India, the Signature Towers is situated on the National Highway 8. You’ll find many leaning companies working out of this building. And yes, it does remind me of lego bricks.
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I’ve always wanted to see this place. India’s first luxury mall. The project, spread on 13 acres, has buildings looming up from the ground that look like something out of a tale of alternate history. Set in a world where things are always bright and there’s no misery.
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Mr. Simpleton is in town. Well, actually, you can find him in different towns and cities since he’s travelling. His agenda is to check out some of the most unique Indian buildings in terms of design. The impression that seeing these buildings made on him may be simplistic but not without matter. Why don’t to see for yourself?
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I heard that the buildings here conform to the norms of Vaastu Shastra. These supposedly have some awesome technologies that help create an energy conserving and healthy environment. And the buildings in this IT Park vary in floor area from 60,000 sq.ft to 150,000 sq.ft. But talking about IT parks, I’ve always wondered about one thing-don’t you ever feel bored working so mechanically all the time?
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Nālandā was an ancient center of higher learning in Bihar, India. The university of Nalanda is located in the Indian state of Bihar, and was a Buddhist center of learning. The great library of Nalanda University was so vast that it is reported to have burned for three months after the invaders set fire to it, ransacked and destroyed the monasteries, and drove the monks from the site.
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Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monastery in India. It was founded near the small town in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. It is very close to the Tibetan border, in the valley of the Tawang-chu which flows down from Tibet. The monastery is also known in Tibetan as Galden Namgey Lhatse, which translates to ‘Celestial paradise in a clear night.’
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India is a land of amazement and surprises. Just when you think you know enough, there’s an element that you are astonishes you. And this is not just confined to Indian culture or diversity, but also to its art and architecture.
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What: The oldest stone structure of India, this Stupa dates back to 3rd BCE and was commissioned by Emperor Ashoka the Great. A hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of the Buddha. Surrounded with four carved railings, the structure presents marvellous Buddhist architecture.
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Renuka Shahane Living out of a carry-on and traversing through the labyrinths of Europe, exploring the wilderness of America, divulging the eccentric culture of the Latin world and re-connecting her roots that sprawl in the rustic villages of India is one dream that she sees every single night. Once Lost, Now Found; Renuka is still oscillating between the paths to choose and the dreams to chase. A believer of righteousness, she likes to trust that her life is in accordant with her favourite book.
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RENUKA SHAHANE Renuka Shahane Living out of a carry-on and traversing through the labyrinths of Europe, exploring the wilderness of America, divulging the eccentric culture of the Latin world and re-connecting her roots that sprawl in the rustic villages of India is one dream that she sees every single night. Once Lost, Now Found; Renuka is still oscillating between the paths to choose and the dreams to chase. A believer of righteousness, she likes to trust that her life is in accordant with her favourite book.
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Recognised as ‘the jewel of Muslim art in India’, the Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Often mistaken as a palace, this famous landmark was actually built as a tomb for the Emperor’s wife after she died giving birth to their 14th child.
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The Taj Mahal is one of the most splendid pieces of architecture in the world. It was built by the 5th Mogul emperor of India, Shah Jahan, as a mausoleum to his beloved wife Ar-ju-mand Banu Begum, a Muslim Persian princess better known by her other name, Mumtaz Mahal, which means, the Distinguished of the Palace. The couple met in 1607, when he was 15, and he fell in love, although they weren’t married until 1612 when she became his second wife. She was his companion on all his journeys and military expeditions. It was on one of his expeditions when giving birth to their 14th child that she died. Overpowered by grief, Shah Jahan resolved to immortalize the memory of his beloved wife by building the finest sepulchre ever built; which was to become a monument to eternal love.
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Commissioned by Vijay Associates (Wadhwa Developers) and designed by James Law Cybertecture, “Cybertecture egg combines virtual architecture, environmental design, ingenious control systems and evolutionary engineering to create the boldest building for the city of Mumbai and for India in the 21st century” The 33.000 square metres of the space are used as offices and three levels underground which provide 400 parking spaces. The building will have both office and living space and is located in Bandra, Mumbai.