Indian Monuments belonging to different historical eras can be found across the length and breadth of the country. Wherever you go you would find some historical monuments of India- it is like history in India continues to live through these Indian monuments scattered across the Indian landscape. Now let me ask you, how many of these Indian monuments do you remember being built by women?
Women from India’s past were never ones to be subjugated, and their heritage that defines a woman of India.
Let’s Take out some time to explore these wonders across the country on your next travel.
Hamida Banu Begum, popularly known as Haji Begum built the beautiful Humayun’s tomb Interesting fact about Humayun’s tomb is that Humayun died in 1556 and Hamida Banu Begum started the construction of this lovely tomb in red sandstone in 1569, 14 years after his death. Wonder was she spending that kind of time on planning the design of the monument or was she raising the funds for the same. The structure is a fusion of Persian Architecture.
Don’t get confused with the more popular Virupaksha Temple at Hampi, the one at Pattadakal was built by Lokamahadevi in 740 AD. One can find both North Indian Nagar Style and South Indian Dravadian Culture. This beautiful temple located almost in the center of Karnataka. This Temple is sometimes called Lokeshwara temple admiring the queen who built it. The queen built this temple to pay tribute her husband vikramaditya II victory over the Pallavs.
Mirjan Fort attracts people with its majestic look. The Pepper Queen of India holds a very special place. The fort is located at south of Gokarna. Queen Chennabhairadevi of Gerosoppa ( The Pepper Queen) credited with building The Mirjan Fort in 16th Century.
This Inverted Temple built by Rani Udyamati in 1063 in memory of her husband King Bhimadeva I of Solanki dynasty. She probably wanted to build something that would not only serve as a memorial to her departed husband but something that would solve the water problem for the kingdom. Several Regional films have been shot here.
Noorjehan, the famous queen of Jehangir, built Itmad-ud-daula in Agra as a resting place for her father Mriza Ghiyas Beg in 1622. Her mother and siblings are also buried in the same place. It is the first marble tomb in India. Elegance in the structure, the decorative work of Itmad-ud-daula clearly has a feminine touch. We would never know how much was Noorjehan herself involved in the building, but this first Mughal monument in white marble does carry her distinct mark. From a distance it looks like a jewel box kept in a garden.
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