Jaswant Thada, Rajasthan

This stunning marvel in marble was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899, in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It also serves as the cremation ground for the royal family.


Teen Dasiyo ka Mahal, Madhya Pradesh

This was built by the ruler of Orchha for his three favourite maids.


Nagadevathe, Karnataka

​​The Nagadevathe, or the 4-ft tall seven-hooded snake shrine, was built to guard the palace treasures of the fort at Kavaledurga, which was the last stronghold of the Keladi dynasty.


Ratneshwar Temple, Uttar Pradesh

Ratneshwar Temple in Varanasi was built extremely close to the Ganga and has a 9-degree slant. Even the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy tilts just 4 degrees.


Hampi, Karnataka

The ruins of Hampi are home to countless architectural wonders. In 1565, this metropolis was bigger than that of Rome.


Toorji ka Jhalra, Rajasthan

This ancient step well in Jodhpur is 250 years old. Interestingly, it was full of debris for decades. Only recently has it been drained, cleaned and restored.


Kavaledurga Fort, Karnataka

The fort is situated atop a hill amidst a dense forest. Several shrines of Virupaksha, Vijaya Vittala, Veerabhadra, Mallara and Bhuvaneshwari are housed here.


Jal Mahal, Rajasthan

Built in 1699 using red sandstone, the Mughal architecture employed in this palace of Jaipur is top-notch. There are five floors here, of which four lie underwater.


Adalaj ni Vav, Gujarat

Built in the Solanki style of architecture, Adalaj ni Vav is a beautiful structure that descends five stories. It was built in 1499 to hold water and provide refuge to travellers.


Chennakesava Temple, Karnataka

Chennakesava Temple is one of the grandest examples of Hoysala architecture in the town of Belur. The temple was built by the Hoysala ruler Vishnuvardhana in the 12th century.