There are many great monuments in India. These not only attract foreign tourists to the country but also earn huge revenue. There are entry tickets for visitors at over 100 monuments in our country. This amount collected under the entrance fee from tourists provides a large amount of revenue to the government. Can you tell me which of these 100 hundred monuments makes the most money?
If you do not have the answer then you must know about these 10 Indian monuments that earn high income through tourism in the country.
The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb of Mumtaz has been carefully constructed for many years. In fact Shah Jahan strategically chose the site on the banks of the Yamuna for the construction of the Taj Mahal. This scene is very fascinating to those who watch. Construction of the Taj Mahal took 22 years to complete. It is one of the most visited monuments by tourists in India.
Qutub Minar is a monument built in the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. It has the distinction of being the tallest brick minaret in the world. Qutb-ud-din-Ibak, the founder of the Delhi Sultanate, is believed to have started its construction in the 13th century. According to some other historical sources, it may have been a Hindu monument. The minaret is located in the Mehrauli area of Delhi. It is one of the oldest tourist hotspots in the city.
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Red Fort in the city of Delhi in 1638. Its dimensions extend to about 2 km. It is recognized as the largest heritage building in the capital city. The fort remained undefeated for many years until it was captured by British and Sikh forces. Currently, the building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts tourists from all over the world. Those interested in exploring the history of Delhi must visit the Red Fort. It is located in Chandni Chowk.
Although the Agra Fort Taj Mahal is not as famous, it is definitely on the list of must-see places for visitors to Agra Tour. This brick fort, which belonged to the Rajput dynasty kings, was later occupied by the Mughals. The fort was later restored according to the Mughal architectural style. Emperor Akbar moved his capital to Agra and used the Agra Fort as his residence. This is a very impressive monument.
Tomb of Humayun
The tomb was built in 1570 to preserve the body of the second Mughal emperor Humayun. In fact this monument later became the inspiration for the construction of the Taj Mahal. It has an impressive building and extensive gardens. Tourists flock here throughout the year. Tourists love to take part in photo shoots here. It is also one of the highest revenue earning monuments in the country.
Khajuraho is especially famous for its sculptural carvings on the walls of its temples. Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the city is believed to have got its name from the word khajura or date palm tree. The Khajuraho Temple was neglected for centuries until the 1850s. Khajuraho attracts a large number of tourists to visit the Panna National Park along with the annual dance festival, Matangeshwar Shiva Festival which is held here every year.
Fatehpur Sikri is no longer considered a residential town due to lack of sufficient water for consumption. However, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, it became a popular city. Tourists still flock here in large numbers as part of their Agra trip to visit this city. Fatehpur Sikri is located at a distance of 40 km from Agra.
Ajanta & Ellora Caves
Most of these caves were built by many great kings between the 2nd and 11th centuries AD. Ellora has a group of 34 caves or monasteries dating back to the 6th and 11th centuries AD. There are 29 caves at Ajanta. It is about 99 km from Aurangabad. These are considered to be the abodes of the Buddhists. Ellora Caves are located 15 km west of Aurangabad. It includes not only Buddhist but also Hindu and Jain structures. Kailash Temple, located in the Ellora Caves, is one of the largest monolithic structures in the world. Aurangabad is located at a distance of 400 km from Mumbai.
Mahabalipuram is a seaside temple. The three granite temples here are visited by a large number of tourists. The town is said to have got its name from the reign of Emperor Bali in the past. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mahabalipuram is located at a distance of 66 km from Kanchi town in the state of Tamil Nadu and 70 km from the state capital Chennai.
Sun Temple, Konark
The Sun Temple in Konark is one of the best sun temples in India. It is one of the most visited temples by the people. The temple was built in the Kalingan style of architecture in the 13th century. The temple has a unique chariot shaped building with a celestial chariot structure driven by seven horses. On it are the son of Kasyapa sage Arun and the sun. The temple is located at a distance of 35 km from Puri in Odisha. Konark – Bhubaneswar – It is a part of the Golden Triangle of Puri.