You must have seen these Indian landmark structures from the ground but have you wondered how it would look from the top? Here are some interesting satellite images of India’s monuments and landmark buildings. The satellite’s eye view will give you a chance to admire the marvellous engineering of these beautiful buildings.
The Taj Mahal complex
The most photographed building in the world – this time clicked from the top. This Indian landmark stands alone in its bright glistening marble body. You can also see the Yamuna flowing and the Taj Mahal complex just placed at the bend of the river. This is a rare chance where we can see the whole of this huge compound in one shot.
Lotus Temple, Delhi
In 2001 CNN report called it as the most visited building in the world beating Taj Mahal. This beautiful building with its 27 perfect lotus petals in marble, is an architectural wonder. Not only is it a sight to behold from the ground but also from the top. One can see how beautifully the lotus looked placed in blue water.
This is a 13th-century temple is dedicated to the Sun God and is built in a remote spot in the state of Orissa.
Considered to be one of the greatest structures built in ancient India, it gives a wonderful and mystical view from the top. You will be amazed to see from the top and will wonder how at that point of history, this building must have been made with such precision and with such complexity. Have a look yourself.
Generally the Great Stupa at Sanchi is thought to be a simple hemispherical structure built over the relics of the Buddha. But not only is it the oldest stone structure in India, it is amazing how exact geometrical in shape these buildings are! We have to remember that it was built by emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BC which makes it at least 2300 years old. Even with our modern technology it would take years of effort and hard work to carve stone into such a huge perfectly round circle.
One can simply watch and admire these wonderful ancient Indian creations.
Meenakshi Temple complex
One of the nominees for the New Seven Wonders of the World, The Meenakshi temple is one of the most prominent landmarks of India.
With an estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple complex it is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the country. It is almost impossible to guess how this vimana-structured temple complex will look from the satellite unless you see it yourself.
Auroville, Tamil Nadu
This ‘universal city’ is another one that is so well planned that it is a wow when seen from the top.
Golden Temple, Amritsar
An oasis of gold in the midst of water. The simple design imparts a powerful image to this sublime and scintillating building of brotherhood.
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