Uttar Pradesh Heritage: A view of these will leave you thrilled
Lucknow: While India has always been the country of traditions and culture, our monuments too have a significance in our heritage and ancient monuments in Uttar Pradesh have most interesting stories to share.
As the Heritage day is celebrated all over the World, newztrack.com brings you some interesting facts about monuments in Uttar Pradesh who have been recognised in UNESCO world heritage list.
- Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and an iconic stucture of India, is such a popular monument that almost everyone in the world knows about it.
- Taj has been listed in the UNESCO world heritage site, due to its beautiful architecture.
- Made by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan the monument referred as 'elegy in marble', houses the grave of Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
- The monument is entirely made up of white marble and its dazzling architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and dusk.
- Total cost of 32 million was used in building the monument and about 1,000 elephants were employed in transportation of the construction material.
Taj's reflection in river Yamuna:
Yamuna river reflects the beauty of the marvelous wonder throughout the day.
- The city lying just outside Agra is a major tourist attraction while traveling from Jaipur to Agra or visa versa.
- Built by Mughal emperor Akbar during the second half of the sixteenth century, Sikri is the added attraction among the popular destinations of the golden circuit tour in northern India.
- The historic site wasd found by Akbar when he was searching for a new capital for his empire.
- The site remained untouched for more than 400 years and remains of Mughal empire are available here even now.
Some of the important buildings at Fatehpur Sikri are:
- Buland Darwaza:
It is the largest gateway 550 m,eters in the world. Buland Darwaza is also known as the 'Gate of magnificience' .
- Tomb of Salim Chishti:
This single storey structure was built around a central square chamber and within which there is the grave of the saint.
- Naubat Khana:
Naubat Khana is basically a drum house located near the entry point where significant arrivals were announced.
It is a famous hall of public audience where the rulers meet the general public and resolve their problems.
It is a hall of private audience and popular for its huge central pillar as it has thirty-six volute brackets supporting a circular platform.
- Mariam-uz-Zamani's Palace:
This building shows Gujarati influence and is built around a courtyard and special care is being taken to ensure privacy.
- Panch Mahal:
It is a five storied structure consists of intricately carved columns especially on the bottom floor. On the ground floor, it has 176 carved columns that make it a unique structure.
- Jama Masjid:
It is a mosque which is the first building that built in the whole complex of Fatehpur Sikri. A notable feature of the mosque is the row of chariot located there for over the centuries.