India is definitely one of the most beautiful places on Earth. With all the culture, fantastic cuisine, beautiful beaches and vibrant cities, it might get hard to check out everything that is amazing in this incredible country. And probably because of that, some breathtaking and unique buildings in India gets lost from tourists routes.
Today with a little bit of help from my fellow travel enthusiasts from Travel Ticker – an excellent website that helps travelers book hotels a lot cheaper – I am going to share a list of five real architectural miracles all around India that is somehow not very widely known as a tourists attractions. But that is nothing wrong, actually. Exactly because of this, you will get a better chance to visit these places and adore them without fighting tons of tourists!
About 100 kilometers away from Jaipur, nearby the Agra road, you can find truly amazing work of humans hands – Chand Boari. This extraordinary step well was built in approximately 800 AD by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty, and it contains 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories and extends approximately 100 feet into the ground! Chand Boari is actually one of the deepest and largest step wells in India. Upon completion, it was dedicated to Hashat Mata, Goddess of Joy and Happiness, but somehow not many tourists routes visits and admires it.
BIBI KA MAQBARA
This fabulous building is significantly similar to worldly famous Taj Mahal. And there is a good reason why! This resemblance may be explained by the fact that it was built by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, who was actually the real son of the emperor who built the Taj Mahal! The construction of this amazing palace ended the late 17th century and was built in memory of Aurangzeb’ first wife, Dilras Banu Begum. However, despite the beauty of this building and the purpose of it, Bibi Ka Maqbara still remains into the shadow of his bigger brother.
Another fantastic place made with the hand of a human is really breathtaking. Although it looks like the monastery blends with its magnificent surroundings, the Phuktal Monastery will be hard not to notice. The monastery is built on the ridge of the steep mountains in Zanskar Valley and is by far the most amazingly settled Gompa probably in the entire world. This amazing place, which was built at the 12th century, is still in a pretty good condition. Well, that might be a result of loving 70 monks who live at this place and takes care of it.
The Orchha Fort buildings complex contains a large number of monuments built thousands of year ago. That include such ancient monuments like the fort, palaces, temple, and other structures. This amazing wonder of India is located in the Orchha town in the Madhya Pradesh state and is surprisingly unknown. The whole complex was built by the Bundela Rajputs Dynasty, as the construction took place from early 16th century and was initiated by King Rudra Pratap Singh and ended by others who followed him. It really shows off the hard work and effort put into it as well. Right now the biggest part of the fort is abandoned, yet is open to tourists. So if you ever wished what it is like to wander around in vast palace entirely alone – this architectural wonder can gift you that experience.
THE GREAT WALL OF INDIA
The amazing architectural wonder that surrounds the ancient fort of Kumbhalgarh is one of the best-kept secrets in India, and perhaps the entire world. This defensive wall protects the massive fort that contains over 300 ancient temples, and it was constructed half a millennium ago! Also, the wall extends over 36 kilometers around the perimeter of the fort, making it the second-longest continuous wall on the planet after the far more well-known Great Wall of China. And still, for some reasons, this architectural wonder is not widely known by many!