81.Sundarbans National Park
With an area of approximately 1,330 sq kilometers, the Sundarbans National Park is one of the major habitats of the Bengal Tiger and a large number of wildlife and plant species. The terrain at Sundarbans mostly comprises of deltas and river channels covered with mangrove forests. The forests of Sundarbans are also known for a teeming population of saltwater crocodiles.
Sundarbans National Park, South 24 Parganas
Also known as, Hussainabad Imambara, the Chota Imambara was built by the Nawab of Awadh and is located in Lucknow. Located in close proximity to the larger Bara Imambara, the Chota Imambara is also referred to as the Palace of Lights due to its gilded dome and enchanting decorations during Muharram.
Chota Imambara, Lucknow
83. Akbar’s Tomb
Known to be the final resting place of the Great Mughal emperor Akbar was constructed during 1605 and was completed in 1613. The construction was started by Akbar himself and was finished by his son Jahangir who succeeded him as the Mughal Emperor. The design is very much similar to the Buland Darwaza, which is the main entrance of Fatehpur Sikri.
Akbar’s Tomb, Agra
84.St. Paul’s Cathedral
The Angelical St. Paul’s Cathedral was built in 1847 and displays a remarkable Gothic Revival architectural design. The building suffered massive damage during an earthquake in 1934 and was rebuilt with a new design. The church’s construction is attributed to the British rule in Calcutta and is perhaps one of the few buildings with Indo-Gothic Architecture.
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata
85. Belur Math
Marvelously combining artistic elements from Hindu, Islamic and European traditions, Belur Math is also the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission. It was founded by Swami Vivekananda and is one of the most important institutions for spiritual learning.
Belur Math, Belur
86. Nizamat Imambara
The largest Shia congregation hall in India, Nizamat Imambara was built by the Nawab of Bengal during 1847 in Murshidabad. The building was constructed atop an older Imambara, which was destroyed by a fire in 1846. The building’s design speaks of a fine cross between Islamic and European styles.
Nizamat Imambara, Murshidabad
87.Cooch Behar Palace
Modeled after the Buckingham Palace of London, the Cooch Behar Palace is located in Cooch Behar, West Bengal. The construction was commissioned by the Maharaja of Cooch Behar in 1887. Despite of being an Indian palace, the building is known for its elaborate renaissance style architecture.
Cooch Behar Palace, Cooch Behar
Unlike the other forts in Rajasthan, which are usually built atop a hill, the Junagarh fort is located in heart of the old city of Bikaner. The fort was first built during the reign of Rao Bika who founded the city of Bikaner in the 15th century. It was later refurbished during the British Raj and displays a remarkable Rajput architecture.
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
Known to be an ancient Buddhist learning center between the 5th and 12th centuries, Nalanda is one of the Archeological gems of India. The site has been linked with Gautama Buddha, Mahavira and Ashoka and flourished as a center of learning under the Gupta Empire. Unfortunately, the site was desecrated by the Turkic chieftain Bakhtiyar Khilji in the 12th century AD.
Nalanda University, Bihar Sharif
Located in Badami, Karnataka – The cave temples were built during the 6th and the 8th centuries by the Badami Chalukyas. There are 5 cave temples in total, with 3 dedicated to the Hindu holy trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and the 4th cave is dedicated to Jain traditions. The caves are also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are a major tourist attraction in Karnataka.