Interesting monument facts! Do you know why Hawa Mahal was built?

Oct 25, 2018, 17:19 IST
  • Interesting monument facts! Do you know why Hawa Mahal was built?

    Lotus temple: The Bahai House of Worship is popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape. Construction work of the temple was completed in 1986. This is a popular attraction in Delhi. All pics/AFP

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    Hawa Mahal: The iconic building in Jaipur was designed to allow veiled ladies of the time to see the street scenes below without being seen. The baroque style building was built in 1799 by the Rajasthany royalty

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    Lodhi Gardens: Spread over 90 acres, Lodhi Gardens houses Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad. These tombs are epitomes of architectural works of the 15th century by Lodi dynasty, who ruled parts of northern India and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of modern-day Pakistan, from 1451 to 1526 

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    Naro Photang Puspahari temple: On July 17, 2007, Buddhist monks lead a procession carrying the statue of spiritual leader of Drupka lineage Gyalwang Drukpa for immersion during the celebrations of 800 years of Drupka lineage outside the Naro Photang Puspahari temple in Shey. The temple is located 15 km south of Leh

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    Rajabai Clock Tower: During the British Raj, Rajabai Clock Tower played the tunes of "Rule Britannia", "God Save the King", "Home! Sweet Home!" and "A Handel Symphony", out of a total of sixteen tunes that changed four times a day. The tower currently chimes only one tune every 15 minutes. Also, during its time, it was the tallest structure in the city of Mumbai

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    Rumi Darwaza: The Rumi Darwaza in Lucknow was constructed in 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. This is a massive gate situated between Lucknow's two popular attractions, Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara

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    Tughlaqabad Fort: Bronze medalist Richard Bickell of England fired a shot against the backdrop of the Tughlaqabad Fort during the men's pairs skeet event at the Karni Singh shooting range in New Delhi on October 11, 2010

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    Victoria Terminus: This iconic railway station in India has been renamed four times. It was originally known as Bori Bunder between 1853 and 1888. It was rebuilt as Victoria Terminus to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. In 1996, Victoria Terminus was offically renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) after the local hero Chhatrapati Shivaji. In 2017, the station was yet again renamed as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

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