The architectural methods practiced in India are a result of examination and implementation of its established building traditions and outside cultural interactions.
Architecture in South India has its own culture,diversity,history and is rooted in its own religion.Take it to be the Cholas or the Vijayanagar Empire to Islamic Architecture by the Sultans and Shahis;
South Indian Architecture has its own style with the tinge of Persian,Dravidian Cultures.!!
Here are the handpicked list of 10 South Indian Architecture Marvel’s.
10.Vivekananda Rock Memorial,Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)
From here, the merger of the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea can be witnessed. This beautiful memorial is a symbol of purity and harmony.
9.Vadakkunathan Temple,Thrissur (Kerala)
It is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.This temple is an example of Classic architecture in Kerala.
This temple is declared as National Monument by India for its unique Monument and Mural Paintings.
8.Hill Palace,Tripunithura,Kochi (Kerala)
It was built by the Maharaja of Cochin in 1865 and it is now the largest archaeological museum in Kerala.
It constitutes of 49 buildings in traditional architectural style and a deer park.
It was handed over to the Govt.of.Kerala by the Royal Family in 1980,which is now converted into a Museum.
7.Shore Temple,Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu).
Pride of Pallava Dynasty.
Port City during their reign and it overlooks the Bay of Bengal.
6.Mysore Palace,Mysore (Karnataka).
Counted amongst the grandest royal buildings in the country, the spectacular Mysore Palace was the former seat of the Maharajas of Wadeyar.
Navaratri is the best time to visit this place.
Total Eye-feast of Lights.!
5.Ruins of Hampi,Hampi (Karnataka).
It was the former capital of the glorious Vijaynagar Empire and now a wonderful tourists spot.
4.Cellular Jail,Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands).
Boasts with Burman Architectural Style and also a former British Prison, Cellular Jail, is now a memorial of the freedom fighters who were once imprisoned here.
698 Pitch Dark Cells..Impossible to Escape.!
3.Medak Church,Medak (Telangana).
Medak Cathedral is the largest church in Telangana and it was built by the British Wesleyan Methodists.
The Medak diocese is the single largest diocese in Asia and the second in the world after the Vatican.
Fact to be Proud of for Telanganites..!
No introduction is required for this historic monument.
With a tinge of Persian and Urdu Architecture,
The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India.
1.Amaravati Stupa ,Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh).
Witness of Buddhist Legacy that spanned for centuries, located right in the center of the ancient Andhra Kingdom which now happens to be the celebrated state of Andhra Pradesh.
Situated on the banks of River Krishna; This stupa is is built during the reign of Ashoka the great during 2nd century AD. The region of Amaravathi resting between the rivers of Krishna and Godavari rivers was an important place for Buddhism in that era which spanned for many centuries. This stupa is related to the Vajrayana teachings of the Kalachakra still practiced in Tibet.
Dalai Lama of Tibet conducted a Kalachakra in this location far back in 2006-07.
Proud of these.!? Aren’t We.?