India is an ancient country rich in monumental heritage and are evidence of of India’s authentic architectural and historical details. Some of them Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Konark temple, Agra Fort, Ajanta caves, Humayun’s tomb and the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri are associated with king and their love and war stories.General Knowledge on Indian monumnets are very important . These monuments owe their execution to the imagination of men who dared to extend their ideas to the farthest limits of human thought.From the pinnacle of architecture – Taj Mahal to the timeless erotic temples of Khajuraho, from the exquisite and mega-sized temples of South India to the heavenly peaceful monuments of Ladakh, India perhaps has the most versatile architectural styles showcased in its monuments.
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Question 1 of 10
Why was Buland Darwaja built by Akbar?
The Great Mughal Emperor Akbar built Buland Darwaza popularly known as the ‘Gate of Magnificence’ to commemorate his victory over Gujrat in his newly built city of Fatehpur Sikri
Question 2 of 10
Who Built Char Minar ?
Question 3 of 10
Elephanta caves were considered built around ……….
The Elephanta Caves (Marathi: घारापुरीची लेणी, Gharapurichya Lenee) are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally “the city of caves”) in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the god Shiva [Source wikipedia]
Question 4 of 10
Who built Golkunda Fort ?
The 13th century Golkonda Fort was built by the Hindu Kakatiya kings.The Kakatiya’s ascent to power can be traced to the reign of the Western Chalukyas.
Question 5 of 10
Why was Qutub Minar built?
Qutb-u’d-Din Aibak laid the foundation of Qutab Minar in AD 1199. The minar was said to have been built to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori, the invader from Afghanistan, over the Rajputs in 1192. He raised the first storey, to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu’d-Din IItutmish (AD 1211-36). All the storeys are surrounded by a projected balcony encircling the Minar and supported by stone brackets, which are decorated with honeycomb design, more conspicuously in the first storey.
Question 6 of 10
Red Fort was the palace of ……………..
The Red Fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh Muslim city in the Delhi site. The Red Fort stands at the eastern edge of Shahjahanabad, and gets its name from the massive wall of red sandstone that defines its four sides.
Question 7 of 10
Where is Meenakshi Temple situated ?
The Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati located in the holy city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Question 8 of 10
What is the height of India Gate at New Delhi ?
India Gate, which is primarily a memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Designed by Lutyens, the 42 metre high structure is a war memorial in honor of the soldiers who died during the Second World War.
Question 9 of 10
In which state , Buddhist temple ta Sanchi situated ?
Sanchi is a small village in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, it is located 46 km north east of Bhopal, and 10 km from Besnagar and Vidisha in the central part of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the location of several Buddhist monuments dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 12th century CE and is one of the important places of Buddhist pilgrimage. It is a nagar panchayat in Raisen district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Toranas surround the Stupa and they each represent love, peace, trust, and courage[source wikipedia ]
Question 10 of 10
Where is Humayun Tomb situated ?
Humayun’s tomb (Hindi: हुमायूँ का मक़बरा, Urdu: ہمایون کا مقبره Humayun ka Maqbara) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 AD, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, [Source wikipedia ]