A true artist is one who is able to find art everywhere no matter where his or her travels takes them. Today, you will look at some of the brilliant works of art in architecture in India:

Ajanta Caves

The caves of Ajanta were built by carving out huge rocks over 2000 years ago. Immense scientific calculations were conducted to make sure that so called “cave 19” was lit up on the winter solstice while “cave 26” was lit up on the summer solstice. There are 29 such caves that were at some point a refuge for Buddhist monks.

Hampihampi_stone-bridge

Most of the landscape in Hampi area consists of the Tungabhadra River and the rocks formation found there. You will find grand monuments that were built by the last great empire of India – the Vijayanagara Empire.

Some of the temples are built on chariots and you will also find a market that has a courtesans’ walkway. They had dedicated stables for elephants as well as horses.

Mahabodhi Temples

Famed for being the temple of Gautama Buddha himself, the location where he himself gained enlightenment. Laying some 96 kms outside Patna, Bihar, there is a small town called Gaya where the temple is located. It was built by the great emperor Ashoka in 250 BC.

Konark Temple

The Sun Temple of Konark is world-famous and situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal. The temple is not only famous for its grand architecture, but also its sun dial technology that can calculate time to the accuracy of minutes even after thousands of years.

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and for good reason. It was commissioned by Mughal Price Shah Jahan to show his undying love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It was built in the 16th century over a period of 22 years.