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Architecture : Tombs and Forts

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Architecture : Tombs and Forts

Mainly Tombs and Forts were developed during the Mughal Period of Medieval Age of Indian history. This style of architecture is actually the blend of Islamic, Persian and Indian style of architecture.

Red FortThese were built of sand stone or marble during the period and were employed with Jharokha (a type of overhanging balcony used in Indian Mughal architecture), Chhatri (elevated, dome-shaped pavilions used in Indian Mughal architecture), Chhajja (projecting eaves or cover usually supported on large carved brackets used in Indian Mughal architecture), Jali (perforated stone or latticed screen used for architectural decoration).

Few of the finest specimens of this type of architectural style are the world fame Taj Mahal in Agra (one of the seven wonders of the world), Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, Akbar’s Tomb in Sikandra near Agra, Charminar in Hyderabad, Red Fort in Delhi, Red Fort of Agra and Qutb Minar in Delhi.
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