ARCHITECTURAL GLORY OF INDIA
From the style of the buildings to the décor of the exterior, in this photo guide we pay a tribute to the unique architecture that India has become notorious for
Words: Emily Georgieva
Photography: Annie Spratt
02 November 2020
If there is one thing India knows how to impress with, it would be the architecture. From palaces to sacred buildings, the exterior of the designs are minimalistic yet complex. The attention to detail can be noticed from the style of the buildings to the décor of the walls, each painted carefully reflecting the craft of true artists. In the major cities you can expect to find buildings that look stunning and will leave you feeling in awe. Busy bazaars, rows of cars and colourful palettes of facades will surround you from all sides and make the experience of being in India almost surreal.
The architecture in the country reminds us a lot of the Indian culture in its own right. It is beautiful, distinctive and noticeably subtle. A kaleidoscope of different eras, the Indian architecture combines old with new to create a vision you won't be able to find anywhere else in the world. Many of the buildings are centuries old and their authenticity feels more tangible the more you learn about their history.
Head to Delhi, Mumbai or Chandigarh - it will feel like you enter different country as you travel from city to city. The details in the architecture vouch for the discipline nd dedication that is imbedded in the locals' culture and lifestyle. A place that keeps reinventing itself, India is the home of cutting-edge technology, fashion and fine art, elements of which can be seen in the architecture too if you look closely.
Explore the country and the glory of the architecture as we pay a tribute to the beauty of the buildings and the attention that has been dedicated to make them a unique symbol of India.
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