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Monuments of South India

Charminar in Andhar Pradesh - India In south India, temples are much more known as monuments than any other structure constructed in the region. Tamil Nadu is a bastion of Hinduism, whose past endures into the present Temples with towering spires called "Gopurams" are a common feature of this state, seldom seen anywhere else in the India. Quite a contrast to the temple heritage is provided at Pondicherry, where the seaside villas and cobbled streets are more reminiscent of the south of France than the south of India! Karnataka is home to a fascinating legacy of richly carved temples of South India, imposing mosques and trappings of a royal past.

Famous Monuments of South India

Charminar, Andhra Pradesh
The most popular landmark of the city of Hyderabad is the Charminar, a historic monument with four graceful minarets. Built two years after the founding of the Hyderabad to mark the end of an epidemic in the city, it is often referred as the Arc of Triumph of the East
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Meenakshi Temple, Tamil Nadu
The Sri Meenakshi Sundareswara temple and Madurai city, popularly known as "City of Nector" originated together. Pandyan king, Kulasekhara had built the gorgeous Meenakshi temple around which he created a lotus shaped city. It has been a center of learning and pilgrimage since then.
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Rock Memorial, Tamil Nadu
To commemorate Swami Vivekanand's visit to the rock a superb memorial has been erected, which attracts thousands of visitors and is one of the prime tourist sites of Kannyakumari.

Mattancherry Palace, Kerala
Originally built by the Portuguese and presented to the king of Cochin, Veera Kerala Varma, in the year 1555 AD, the Mattancherry Palace follows an oriental style of architecture.

Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kerala
The Padmanabhapuram Palace is a magnificent wooden palace built by the of the Travancore rulers in the 16th century. Definitely a must visit place for the lovers of art and architecture.

Vidhaan Soudha, Karnataka
A marvel of neo-Dravidian architecture and one of the most imposing building not only in Bangalore but also in India, is the majestic Vidhaan Soudha.

Mysore Palace, Karnataka
Built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes turrets, arches and colonnades, the Mysore palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world.

Falaknuma Palace, Andhra Pradesh
A magnificent palace built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Ulmara, the then Prime Minister of Hyderabad, which was later gifted to Mehboob Ali Khan, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Falaknuma means 'Star of Heaven.

Qutub Shahi Tombs, Andhra Pradesh
Qutub Shahi Tombs are magnificent monuments of architectural excellence, standing as solemn reminders of the grandeur and glory of Golconda and the great kings who are buried here.

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