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7 Wonders of India

Like the 7 Seven Wonders of the World, Indians voted for the 7 Wonders of India. The Campaign was conducted by NDTV, a television Network and the Ministry of Tourism in India. The Campaign started on August 26th, 2008 and the results were announced on March 30th, 2009.

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A first-of-its-kind initiative, the 7 Wonders of India uncover the seven best natural and man-made marvels in the country. The Wonders tucked away around the country give people, not only in India but across the world, an opportunity to enjoy the magnificence of India’s 5000-year-old heritage.

 

The ‘7 wonders of India’ voted by millions of Indians are …………

The Sun temple at Konarak, Orissa takes the form of the chariot of the sun god, drawn by seven spirited horses on twelve pairs of exquisitely decorated wheels. It is heavily decorated with stone carving.

The temple was built during the 13th century by King Narasimha Deva-I of the Ganga Dynasty.

Poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote of Konarak: "here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.”

Meenakshi Amman Temple is located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. This temple with its stunning architecture was a frontrunner in the election for the modern Seven Wonders of the World for its architectural importance.

The temple is surrounded by 12 towers, the tallest of which, the famous Southern tower, rises to over 170 ft high.

 

The Khajuraho groups of monuments are the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples. Khajuraho temples were built over a span of 200 years, from 950 to 1150.

The Khajuraho temples are made of sandstone. The temples are exquisitely carved.

The Red Fort was constructed by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 A.D. The fort lies along the Yamuna River.The palace is designed as an imitation of paradise as it is described in the Koran; a couplet repeatedly inscribed in the palace reads, "If there be a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here".

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest of desert Forts of the world. It was built in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal.

The Fort stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill and had been the scene of many battles.

It has been called "one of the first great universities in recorded history." Some parts of Nalanda University were constructed by the great Mauryan Emperor Ashoka the Great.Nalanda flourished between 427 CE and 1197 CE. Nalanda was one of the world's first residential universities. The Tang Dynasty Chinese pilgrim Xuan Zang left detailed accounts of the university in the 7th century.

Dholavira is one of the largest and most prominent archaeological sites in India, belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization.

The site was occupied from about 2900 BCE. One of the unique features of Dholavira is the sophisticated water conservation system of channels and reservoirs, the earliest found anywhere in the world and completely built out of stone.

Apart from honouring the top seven architectural beauties of India, NDTV also awarded the…..'Peaceful Wonder of India'

The Golden Temple is culturally the most significant place of worship of the Sikhs and one of the oldest Sikh Gurdwaras.The golden plates which cover the exterior of the Gurdwara’s upper floor and domes, as well as its exquisite marble work was done under the patronage of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the leader of the Sikh Empire of the Punjab.

 

Founded by the Mera Lama Lodre Gyasto in accordance to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, the Tawang monastery of the Gelugpa sect is the largest Buddhist monastery in India. Located at an elevation of 10,000 feet it is home to more than 600 Lamas. It also houses the Parkhang library: a collection of the 400-year-old Kangyurs which consists of 110 volumes with 400-500 pages in each bundle in addition to invaluable manuscripts

The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architectureIn 1631, Shah Jahan, Mughul Emperor, built the Taj in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

The Taj was voted as one of the modern 7 Wonders of the World in the poll that was conducted recently.

Incredible India!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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0 #4 Peter 2014-01-21 10:20
Very nice read also:
http://www.listofwonders.com/seven-wonders-of-india
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0 #3 Peter 2014-01-21 10:19
Very nice :)
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+2 #2 wonders 2012-10-29 08:14
its for you
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+1 #1 charu 2012-02-04 04:08
:lol: very nicecif,dyrf
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