Impressively arched tall minarets, bulbous domes, gateways, specious hall rooms are much enough to witness the brilliant Mughal art of the previous era. The Mughal dynasty has gifted some of the most stunning historical monuments including mausoleums, forts, mosques, etc which are attracting tourists from all over the globe since ages. Starting from the epitome of love, Taj Mahal to the one with the largest complex at Jama Masjid, from a beautifully fortified Fatehpur Sikri to marvelous Baby Taj/ Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, all the Mughal architectures in India wins the hearts of many travelers and works as the pride of the country. Here are some of the most popular historical monuments in India that will take you back to the time of Mughal reign.
Jama Masjid: The Embodiment of Mughal’s art –
One of the largest mosques in India, Jama Masjid is dated back to the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture which is admired by tourists while on a Delhi sightseeing tour. The splendid 363-years old Muslim shrine is adorned in white marble and red sandstone. The huge complex of the mosque can accommodate more than 25000 people at a time.
Taj Mahal: Masterpiece of Mughal reign –
Occupying the essence of true love, Taj Mahal was built by the most popular Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan to commemorate his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the bank of Yamuna River. Crafted by white marble, Taj Mahal took almost 22 years to complete and was recognized as the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site as the “Jewel of Muslim Art in India”.
Red Fort: The crown of Mughal era –
Erected under the guidance of Shah Jahan, Red Fort is one of the most iconic attractions of India. It was once the main residence of the Mughal emperors and their dynasties which is now a popular tourist spot in Delhi. It is also an important place where the Prime Minister of India on Independence Day and hosts the national flag.
Agra Fort: A piece of traditional architectural styles –
Displaying a perfect blend of South-Asian, Persian, Islamic, and Turkish architectural style, Agra Fort amuses the tourists by its majestic beauty. Earlier the fortress was a military base which was later converted into a royal residence by his son Jahangir. The fort draws the attention of visitors for its stunning intricate architectural beauty that is decorated with the popular pietra dura inlays.
Tomb of Humayun: The signature style of Mughal Mausoleum –
Amongst the topmost attractions in Delhi, the Tomb of Humayun was commissioned by the first wife of Humayun Empress Bega Begum. It is now being one of the famous historical monuments of India that stands imposing as a beautiful testament to the signature style of Mughal mausoleums. There are several iconic structures owes by the mausoleum like tombs, mosques, buildings, and lodgings that adds a unique charm to the complex.
Fatehpur Sikri: The fortified city reflecting the Mughal art grandeur –
A fortified city in Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The courtyards are adorned with the cravings on the walled city that leave one breathless. The walled city is enclosed with various important monuments like Tomb of Salim Chisti, Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal, Palace of Jodha Bai, and more.
Zeenat-ul-Masjid: A Lesser known yet Beautiful –
Zeenat-ul-Masjid is a lesser-known historical monument in Delhi which was built by Zeenat-un-Nissa Begum the daughter of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The mosque is said to be a resemblance of the most popular Jama Masjid of Delhi. The interior of the mosque is simple but beautiful with the arched patterns that can be witnessed on a few columns of the shrine.
All these historical monuments were built by Mughal Emperors who have left their footprints in the form of these historic monuments. To reveal the heroic and courageous charm of Mughals, visit these beautiful monuments of the bygone era and admire their stunning architectural art.