1. Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal

Located in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, the Virupaksha Temple was built by Queen Lokamahadevi in the 8th century to commemorate the victory of her husband Vikramaditya II over the Pallavas.

2. Itmad Ud Daulah, Agra Itmad Ud Daulah in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, stands as a testimony of a daughter’s undying love for her father.

Colloquially referred to as ‘Baby Taj Mahal’, the tomb was built between 1622 and 1628 by Nur Jahan in memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, the treasurer of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

3. Rani Ki Vav, Patan Rani ki Vav is a beautiful specimen of the Maru-Gujara style of architecture as an inverted temple divided into seven levels. It was constructed by Rani Udaymati in the 11th century in memory of her husband King Bhima I of the Solanki dynasty.

4. Mohinishwara Shivalay Temple, Gulmarg Sitting in the beautiful Kashmir valley, Mohinishwara Shivalay Temple was built in 1915 by Maharani Mohini Bai Sisodia, who was the wife of the then king of Kashmir, Raja Hari Singh of the Dogra dynasty.

5. Mirjan Fort, Kumta Located on the banks of the Aghanashini River in the Uttar Kannada district is an architectural marvel used for shipping pepper. It was built by Queen Chennabhairadevi of Gersoppa who was better known as the ‘Pepper Queen of India’.

6. Mahim Causeway, Mumbai The Mahim Causeway was built to connect the island of Salsette with Mahim and reduce ferry accidents.

When the British East India Company refused to fund the project, it was Lady Avabai Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, wife of the first baronet Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, who donated a total cost of Rs 1,57,000 to build the causeway.

7. Lal Darwaza Masjid, Jaunpur Located in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, it was built by Rajye Bibi, the queen of Sultan Mahmud Sharqi in 1447, and was dedicated to Saint Sayyid Ali Dawood Kutubuddin. She was also known for establishing a religious school near the Lal Darwaza named Jamia Hussainia.

8. Khayr al-Manazil, Delhi The historical mosque was built by Maham Anga, one of Emperor Akbar’s wet nurses and an influential woman in his court. A fine example of Mughal Architecture, it is a two-storeyed structure built around a large rectangular courtyard with a prayer hall on the west side.

9. Humayun’s tomb, Delhi After the death of Mughal emperor Humayun, Hamida Banu Begum (also known as Haji Begum) commissioned the tomb in 1569. The tomb in Delhi is the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.