Built in 1459 as the new capital of Marwar, The Mehrangarh Fort is located atop a hill, right above the historic city of Jodhpur. The fortress is one of the few, which never fell to the invading armies and is exemplary of the imperial might of the Rathore Rajputs. The thick walls of the fort also contain several palatial structures that contain a plethora of artifacts, weapons, armor and paintings.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
72.Ranthambore National Park
Known for its teeming population of highly camera friendly Tigers, the Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the Chambal and the Banas rivers and contains the historic fort of Ranthambore built during the 10th century. The forests were used for game hunting by the royal families of Jaipur before they were declared a protected area after the Indian independence in 1947.
Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur
Bound by the second largest wall after the Great wall in China, the Kumbhalgarh Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built during the 15th century. The fortified complex was established by Rana Kumbha the Chieftain of the Sisodiya Rajputs who ruled Mewar. The fortress contains more than 300 temples, surrounded by 36 kilometer long wall that are around 15 feet in width and is often nicknamed as ‘The Great Wall of India’.
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajsamand
74.Gateway of India
The Monument was built during the British Raj in India to mark the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The design of the building crosses elements from the Hindu and Mughal Architecture with European elements. The 26 meters tall gateway is located at the tip of the Apollo Jetty and is one of the prominent buildings to be seen while entering India by Sea.
Gateway of India, Mumbai
75.Sariska Tiger Reserve
Located near the foot hills of the Aravalli Range, The Sariska Tiger Reserve is famous for its population of the Bengal Tiger and other wildlife species. It is also home to the Sariska Palace, which was used as a hunting lodge by the Maharaja of Alwar. The forested area also contains other attractions such as Pandupol temple and the Kankwadi Fort.
Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar
Bounded on three sides by Rivers, the Gagron Fort is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and is located in Jhalawar district, Rajasthan. The fort was constructed by the chieftains of the Doda Rajput clan in the 8th century but was conquered numerous times by various monarchs until it was granted as a gift to the Maharaja of Kota by Aurangzeb.
Gagron Fort, Jhalawar
One of the longest beaches in the world, the Marina Beach is a major tourist attraction in Chennai and sees thousands of visitors on a daily basis. The beach was developed only after the construction of the Madras Harbor in 1881, when the British Governor of Madras commissioned the construction of a promenade near the shoreline.
Marina Beach, Chennai
78.Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health
The Roman Catholic Basillica is located in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu and is also nicknamed the ‘Lourdes of the East’. Several reports of supposed miracles have been attributed to this place, especially during the 16th century making it a major pilgrimage center for the Christians in India. The church is built with a remarkable gothic architecture, which was only added during the 20th century.
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni
Dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva, the Ramanathaswamy Temple also houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The temple is believed to mark the site where Lord Rama prayed to Lord Shiva following his victory against Ravan, the demon king of Lanka. The temple is also famous in Rameswaram for its long corridors with more than 1200 pillars.
Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram
One of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad and India, the Makkah Masjid is also one of the largest Islamic centers of worship in India. The bricks of the mosque are said to have been built with the soil brought by the rulers of Qutub Shahi Dynasty. The construction was completed in 1694 and is built in a highly ornamental Indo-Islamic style.