Qutb Minar (New Delhi)
What other interesting sights of India exist? In fact, a lot of them. One of the most visited places is the Qutb Minar Tower, which translates as “Victory Tower”. It was built for almost 200 years. Therefore, the architecture of the complex is mixed, as architects and builders changed quite often.
It is the highest minaret on the planet. Belonged to the tower was originally the first Islamic ruler of India. It was made in the form of a cone of five tiers, and red-yellow sandstone was used as the material for the construction. The appearance of the building is very elegant – such an effect is created thanks to the skillful carving made by excellent craftsmen of the craft, as well as the decor on marble, which makes this hard stone look soft and pliable.
On the territory of the complex there are a tomb, a gate, a minaret and a column of pure iron about seven meters high. Despite the years and bad weather, so far this iron column has not rusted. It remains to be seen how the builders of this column were able to get chemically pure iron. A tourist omen is also connected with it: if you stand with your back to a pole, embrace it and make a cherished wish, it will surely be fulfilled.
Basilica of Jesus in Old Goa (Panaji)
Basilica of Jesus in Old Goa in Panaji
Many tourists visiting this beautiful country are interested in visiting India related to other religions besides Hinduism and Buddhism. Curious is one church called the Basilica of Jesus. Completed building in the Baroque style. On the territory of the church are the relics of the patron saint of Goa.
The construction of the temple was completed in 1605. Appearance combines three currents: Ionic, Corinthian, Doric. Inside, as it should be, the sacred altar, choir, sacristy. In the backyard are two chapels and a bell tower. One of the chapels in which the relics are located is decorated with wood carvings, made very skillfully and with great diligence. On it you can see the pictures, which depicts the patron saint of the city. The tomb itself, where the remains lie, is made of colored marble. Once a decade, the relics can be worshiped – they are exposed for free visits. It is believed that the relics have great healing power.
Basilica of Jesus – a masterpiece of architecture, popular among tourists. Christians pilgrim here, but representatives of other religions do not pass by this place.
Ellora caves: temples in the rocks (Maharashtra, Aurangabad)
Stone temples of Ellora
Inspect the historic places of India is interesting to any tourist, even if he came here just to lie on the beach. These trips will cost you a little, but there are a lot of impressions from visiting.
One of the most incredible places in this country is a complex of 34 temples. They were all built up to the 10th century AD. What is unique is that the temples are not of the same culture, but of several: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist. The earliest caves of Ellora are Buddhist. They are the largest and fascinating. The facade of the temples is made in a solemn style. Their complete opposite is Hindu. The outer walls are covered with images of sacred episodes, which were carved in several stages. There are seventeen such caves. They occupy the entire central part of Ellora.
The youngest temples in the rock are Jain. They can be reached by asphalt road. The architectural tradition in which these caves are made can be called strict austerity. The artwork of the Jain temples is very cleverly thought out.
Tourists are only allowed to take a photo while being here. Nothing can be taken and taken out of the complex’s territory – the guards are strictly monitoring this. And not in vain, because the Ellora caves are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.