Cultural World Heritage Sites Photography

Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by her. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East Delhi, India. It was the first structure to use […]

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, India, Travel Photography, Vin Images

The Taj Mahal, meaning “Crown of the Palaces” is a mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan, the […]

Agra Fort

Agra Fort, India, Travel Photography, Vin Images

Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. In 1983, the Agra fort has been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest […]

Amer Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town located 11 km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. The town of Amer was originally built by Meenas, and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I. […]

The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is UNESCO declared World Heritage Site near the famed City Palace and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur. It is a complex system of nineteen astronomical instruments that are constructed by masonry, stone and brass using design principles and knowledge of astronomy as prescribed in Hindu texts. The stone sundial in this […]