Indian Monuments and Why they were built

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MonumentBuilt byReason
Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur SikriAkbarIt is built in red and yellow sandstone. The arch of the gateway is 40 meters highway. Completed in 1601, it was built by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat in 1572-73.
Bada Imambara, LucknowNawab Asaf-ud-Daula of AwadhTo generate employment during the time of famine in 1784.
Vijay Stambha, ChittorgarhRana Kumbha It was constructed by Mewar king Rana Kumbha in 1448 to commemorate his victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji.
Charminar, HyderabadMohd Quli Qutb ShahConstructed as the first building of the city of Hyderabad in 1591. It is also believed that it was built to commemorate the eradication of a plague that had struck the city.
India Gate, New DelhiThe British in India (designed by Edward Lutyens)As a war memorial in memory of British and Indian soldiers who died in the First World War.
Gateway of India, MumbaiThe British in India (designed by George Wittet)The structure was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder, when they visited India in 1911.
Victoria Memorial, KolkataThe British in India (designed by William Emerson)In memory of Queen Victoria who died in 1901. The monument was completed in 1921.


Gateway of India


Buland Darwaza