Monuments always remind us of their amazing stories and their perpetual history. Every monument of India has its own uniqueness and importance. In India, you will find various historical buildings which have different emotions attached to them. But do you know about those places which are symbols of love in India. Here, today we will read about some significant buildings and palaces which symbolise love. These historical buildings are still preserved as an example of love. Witnessing some of the most epic tales of love, sacrifice and devotion, these historical monuments narrate their love story to every generation. The majestic walls of these historical monuments made in the architecture and craftsmanship of ancient times make the mind happy.
Taj Mahal, Agra
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When we think of love, Taj Mahal is the first place that comes to our minds. Exemplification of true love the majestic Taj Mahal holds no match across the globe. No other symbol of love can ever be as grand as the Taj Mahal. White Marble with which this monument is made, further intensifies its greatness. Who can forget the love of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal! Taj Mahal was constructed under Shah Jahan, from 1631 to 1648 as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. His wife died during their childbirth. Mumtaz Mahal was buried inside this mausoleum reminiscent of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan was also buried next to his tomb. There is also a huge garden outside the Taj Mahal building, which is rarely seen in today’s time. Taj Mahal, an example of love, has been included in the Seven Wonders of the World.
Chittorgarh Fort, Udaipur
UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Chittorgarh Fort was constructed long back in the 7th century. Besides, being the heritage site, it is also counted among the largest forts of India. The foremost attraction of the monument is it’s three-storeyed queen Padmavati’s palace, that is located on the banks of Kamal Kund. Apart from being gigantic in size, this fort is also an architectural marvel, that would definitely astonish you whenever you visit there. The fort itself is adorned with exquisite architectural displays of intricately carved Jain temples, ornamental pillars, reservoirs, underground cellars and much more.
The splendid Chittorgarh Fort is a perfect example of the historical love story of Rani Padmini and Raja Ratan Rawal Singh. The king won Rani Padmini in the swayamvara ceremony after so many arduous trials and difficulties. And after their marriage he finally brought her to the Chittorgarh fort as his queen. The walls of the fort are the witness of their mythical story of true love. If you really love to travel and explore the heritage of our country, then you must surely include this grandiose fort in your list.
Situated on a picturesque plateau, Roopmati’s Mandap is quitepopular for its heritage and historical architecture. You can visit this heritage site in the city of Mandu. Tourists like the engrossing and appealing architecture of Roopmati Mandap, which is at a height of 366 meters from the ground. It has square pavilions, huge hemispherical domes and arches. You can also enjoy the view of the Narmada River from this curved Roopmati Mandap which flows 366 meters below.
Mandu is celebrated for the mythological love story of Prince Baz Bahadur and Queen Roopmati. The last independent ruler of Mandu, Sultan Baz Bahadur felt in love with the dulcet voice of Rani Roopmati of Malwa.The ruler offered to marry Roopmati but she placed a condition for this marriage that, she would marry the king only if he builds a palace for her, from where she could always have the view of her beloved Narmada river. Thus, this was the reason why Roopmati Mandap came into existence and it witnesses the eternal love story of both of them.
Mastani Mahal, Shaniwarwada
Shaniwarwada Fort, that was constructed by Peshwa Bajirao in the year 1730, has been a testimony to many historical events. The pride and honour of Pune Shaniwarwada Fort has been the home of the Bajirao-I and his beautiful second wife Mastani. Peshwa Bajirao’s family turned down to legally accept Mastani as his wife due to differences in their religious faiths. Therefore, Bajirao-I built Mastani Mahal in Shaniwarwada Fort where they both lived together. However, Mastani’s palace was destroyed and is no longer in existence but its remnants are still present there. A small notice is still written on the entrance of this fort, which states it as “Mastani Darwaza” and this entrance is also mentioned in old inscriptions under the name of “Natakshala Gate”. This love story has been very controversial, not today but from the past.