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Forts and Monuments in South India

South India unfurls the entire historical, architectural, cultural, religious history and heritage of ancient India through its exceptionally glorious forts and monuments.

The historical beauty of India is incomplete without the southern part. The tourists from different parts of the world become tempted to pay a visit these renowned monuments.

India had been lined by many dynasties such as Ikshvakus, Pallavas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagaram Kings, Qutub Shahis Nizams, Mughals and the Asaf Jahis that ruled it and contributed significantly to its cultural heritage.

The style of living was royal and hence a number of forts were constructed that speckled south India. Kerala witnessed the invasion of various foreign powers that settled down in various parts of the state.

The daunting forts such as the Bekal Fort and Palakkad Fort were built by these imposing powers and hence show the foreign influence on architecture in South India.

The monuments in Kerala marked a distinctive blend of various styles of architecture hailing from European, Chinese, Jewish and Arabic countries that had trade connections with Kerala in the past through its sea ports and harbours.

The capital of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad has an exclusive enriching character with both Hindu and Islamic elements and has numerous distinguished monuments including Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Qutub Shahi Tombs and Falaknuma Palace.

South India has also developed in terms of infrastructure and is home to one of the tallest dams of India. The mingling of Italian and Tudor architecture with the influence of Nizams and Kakatiyas can be witnessed here.

There are many forts and monuments in south India that depict true picture and impression of Mughal style.

Not only this, few monuments are architectural gems of forts and monuments in South India and look great with elusive and complex sculptures on the walls and ceilings showing Dravidian architecture. To name a few are Cemetery, Rock Fort Temple, and Vellore Fort.

Not only the forts but few structures that were meant for places of worship of varied religions adds to the historical architecture of south India and have become major grounds behind the tourism here.

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