History of St. George Fort

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Built in the year 1644 in Chennai, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the monument was formerly known as White Town. However, over the years it got its new name on its own accord after St. George played a significant role in the region during that time, giving it the name St. George Fort.… Continue reading History of St. George Fort

History of Sati Burj

Located in one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations of India, Mathura, which is also said to be the birth place of Lord Krishna, the Sati Burj is a beautiful tower located in the scenic ghat of Mathura, consisting of temples, arched gateways, lying close to the banks of River Yamuna. Built in the year… Continue reading History of Sati Burj

History of Shalimar Garden

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Situated near the far end of the famous Dal Lake, the Shalimar Garden, popularly known as Shalimar Bagh is located in the beautiful city of Srinagar. The name when translated into English means “an abode of love,” and according to historians, the founder of the city of Srinagar, Pravarsena II, had built on the edge… Continue reading History of Shalimar Garden

History of Sher Shah’s Tomb

Located in a town called Sasaram, in the Indian state of Bihar.  Sher Shah’s tomb, as the name suggests, is a tomb constructed in memory of Sher Shah Suri, a pathan from the city of Bihar who managed to defeat the Mughal Empire and led to the formation of the Suri Empire in the northern… Continue reading History of Sher Shah’s Tomb

History of Shish Mahal

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Built by Mughar Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631-1640, the Shish Mahal, which means “palace of glass” in English, is situated in the Agra Fort, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Loaded with thick exteriors, the prime reason behind its construction was to have royal, imperial baths, and thus, the thick exteriors to… Continue reading History of Shish Mahal

History of Santiniketan

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Situated close to Bolpur, in the Birbhum district of the state of West Bengal, Santiniketan was established by renowned poet, writer and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. His effort, vision and contribution led to the formation of this place, which is now a widely popular university, called the Visva-Bharati University, housing students and visitors from all… Continue reading History of Santiniketan

About Sabarmati Ashram

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Located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the Sabarmati Ashram, is situated on the banks of River Sabarmati. Built in the year 1917, the ashram is a significant place in the history of India. It was one of the residences of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who lived in this ashram with his wife Kasturba Gandhi… Continue reading About Sabarmati Ashram

History of Safdarjung Tomb

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A marble mausoleum and sandstone situated in the capital of India, Delhi, Safdurjung’s tomb was built in the year 1754 in late Mughal architecture style to pay tribute to the statesman Safdurjung, and is popularly known as the “last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture,” as it was the last bit of Mughal construction… Continue reading History of Safdarjung Tomb

History of Red Fort – Agra

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Composed of red sandstone, the Red Fort situated in Agra, is an appropriate illustration of magnificent Mughal architecture that has dominated India over centuries. The Red Fort was built in the 1670s and the construction was spread over centuries, with different architects looking after different portions of the monument during its establishment. Situated near the… Continue reading History of Red Fort – Agra