Facts about the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal at Agra was built by Mughal
emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory
of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The magnificent
palace on the banks of the rive Yamuna is
counted among the Seven Wonders of the
Construction of the Taj Mahal began in
1632. The principal mausoleum was
completed in 1648 and the surrounding
buildings and garden were finished five
What type of material was used to design
Built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, this is
the earliest specimen of Islamic
structures in the country. It is
located in Delhi.
The material used was Arabesque
Facts about Qutb Minar
This is the Jama Masjid. In which year
was this built
Facts about Jama Masjid
It is among the largest mosques in India.
This was another piece of magnificence
built by Shah Jahan in Delhi in 1656.
The foundation of the historic Jama
Masjid was laid on a hillock
in Shahjahanabad by the fifth Mughal
Emperor of India, Shahjahan, on Friday,
October 19,1650 AD.
Facts about Rashtrapati
The President’s official residence in the
vicinity of the Parliament House of New
Delhi was built during the British rule in
The British architect Edwin Landseer
Lutyens, a major member of the city-
planning process, was given the primary
The main palace building was formerly
known as Viceroy's House.
What is the name of the shrine
with eternal flame under the
arch of India Gate
Facts about India Gate
This structure was built in the memory of
the soldiers who perished in the First
An eternal flame is placed underneath it in
Burning as a shrine under the arch of India
Gate since January 26, 1971 is the "Amar
Jawan Jyoti" (the flame of the immortal
warrior), which marks the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier, an Indian soldier killed
during the First World War.
For which type of faith was the
Lotus temple was initially built
Facts about Lotus temple
One of the magnificent pieces of modern
architecture, the Lotus Temple, built in
1986, was made for the Bahai faith and
is situated in the southern part of Delhi.
Like all other Bahai Houses of Worship,
the Lotus Temple is open to all
regardless of religion, or any other
distinction, as emphasized in Bahai
This is the red fort. What is its
Facts about Red Fort
It is a grand fort built by Shah Jahan
after he shifted his capital from Agra to
The fort has two gates and two halls,
viz. Diwan-e-am and Diwan-e-khas.
As the residence of the imperial family,
the fort was originally known as the
"Blessed Fort" (Quila-i-Mubarak)
During the time of which Sikh
was the Golden temple built
Facts about Golden temple
The Golden Temple of Amritsar was built
during the time of the 5th guru of the
Sikhs, Guru Arjun Singh.
It is considered to be the holiest place
for the Sikh religion.
It also houses the seat of the supreme
head of the Sikhs.
What is the other name given
by European sailors to Sun
temple in Konark
Facts about Sun temple in
The Sun Temple of Konark, Orissa, was built
in dedication of the Sun god.
The name Konark derives from the
combination of the Sanskrit words, Kona
(corner) and Arka (sun) .
The monument was also called the Black
Pagoda by European sailors.
The Ajanta caves are generally agreed
to have been made in two distinct
periods, separated by several centuries .
Name the two periods.
Facts about Ajanta caves
The Ajanta Caves of Maharashtra were discovered
in the 19th century by officers of the British Raj.
The caves narrate the life in the kingdoms during
the period of 200 BC to 650 AD.
The caves are generally agreed to have been
made in two distinct periods, separated by several
centuries. They are:
Caves of the first (Satavahana) period
Caves of the later, or Vakataka, period
Facts about Kohlapur Palace
New Palace is located in Kolhapur. Built
in 1884, it is also known as the
Maharaja's New Place.
Major Mant designed the palace.
The architecture of the palace is a
combination of Jain and Hindu
influences from Gujarat and Rajasthan,
and local Rajwada style.
Identify this backwater tourist destination
Facts about Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a popular tourism
destination located near the city
of Kottayam (16 kilometres)
in Kerala, India, famous for its
It is set in the backdrop of
the Vembanad Lake which is the
largest freshwater lake in the state
Facts about Mysore Palace
The Palace of Mysore (also known as
the Amba Vilas Palace) is a palace situated
in the city of Mysore in southern India.
The Maharaja of Mysore His Highness
Rajarshi Sri Sir. Krishnaraja Wodeyar
IV commissioned the British architect-
Lord Henry Irwin-to build a new palace in
the place of the old one after it turned into
ashes owing to a fire accident.
Construction of the current palace was
commissioned in 1897, completed in 1912.
Name the seven hills of Tirumala near
Tirupati where Lord Venkateshwara’s
temple is situated
Facts about the Lord Venkateshwara’s
temple in Tirumala
Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a famous Vedic
temple in the hill town of Tirumala, near Tirupati in
Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
The seven hills, also called Saptagiri (Template:Lang-
Te), represent the Saptarishi (seven sages).They are:
Charminar was built at the center of the
city, to commemorate___________ .
Facts about Charminar
The Charminar, built in 1591 CE, is a
monument and mosque located
in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Charminar was built at the center of
the city, to commemorate the
eradication of plague.
Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah laid the
Charminar, the structure was intended
to serve as a Mosque and Madraasa.