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Civilisation in India had flourished along the banks of her rivers, off the sea-shores and in semi arid regions. Depending on the locale, materials like wood, mud, bricks, tatches woven of palm and coconut leaves have been used. Huge stones had also been used to create archways, temples etc.,

India is the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the world - Taj Mahal.



Chaityas and Viharas - Buddhist rock-cut structures

Jaina and Hindu rock-cut architecture

Classification of Hindu Temples

Gopurams / vimanams in South Indian Hindu temples

Hoysala Architecture

Taj Mahal - Mughal architecture

Dakshin Chitra - a unique Heritage Centre

Related links
Offers information on architecture, facts, story, history, and legends of Taj Mahal

Temple Architecture
website of the sthapathis K.P.Veezhinatha Acharya and K.P.Umapathy Acharya

Rural Education and Conservation of Heritage Foundation
The fundamental objective of R.E.A.C.H. is increasing the awareness about our villages and the rich heritage. R.E.A.C.H visualizes that the built heritage at present is fast threatened by the sheer negligence about heritage and symbolic value. R.E.A.C.H will canalize its resources in this area.