Indian architecture styles

Indian Architecture Styles

While we are astonished by nature, and architectural pictures from Instagram, and Pinterest we do really forget what we have near us too. If you look deeper into the history and art of India it’ll take you into an unimaginable world and tells you tales that you never heard.

India is one of the world’s largest populated countries and has different religions mixed like a cocktail, India is famous for many things but when it comes to its identity of India we always look back and see the architecture which left us to be proud of, every architecture or temples around you tell history and India have many like this, did you know that India has more than ten architectures which date back to at least 1000 years, with various architecture style, design, structure, and pattern, India is a mixture of various beautiful elements.

From the Ellora cave in Maharashtra to the shore temple in Tamil Nadu, Indian architecture stands straight and proud by holding its history strongly, many of the world’s architects still wonder how they built such amazing architecture only with human power. All the temples and architecture tell us how well and civilized our forefathers lived and how they respected art and tradition with equality in nature and human beings. India had majorly three major types of social architecture styles cave architecture, rock architecture, and temple architecture.

Cave architecture dates back to about the age of civilization and still some of them are alive like Ellora caves in Maharashtra, and the shore temple in TamilNadu, cave architecture is building a temple or any other in the cave, by adding various structures and designs it looks a bit of royal and more of the arts that lived thousands of year back.

Indian architecture styles

Rock architecture is one of the famous architecture used to build temples all over India and it was spread by Buddhist monks, more than ten temples like Brihadeeswara temple in Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, Meenakshi temple, Madurai, Tamilnadu are still stood as historical proof of the architecture style used, temples are built with a single material like rock is called rock architecture and it also called as a pure construction or temple as only one of material used to build the entire temple.

Various kings at various times followed the pattern and style of rock architecture and you can see this architecture in almost all the states of India. Temple architecture is the style used to build temples alone, like towers(entrance), and towers (main shrine), temple architecture also used more art to make the temple look astonishing.

Indian architecture styles

India is a country of spirituality because it holds all the spiritual histories and architecture still alive today, a country with a vast amount of religions and languages but still shines in the field of architecture because of the magic and the culture along with love for art made it so, What we do least is to protect it like our home rather than damaging it and writing our names in the walls of famous architectures around the country, let us try to hold our history and spread the proudness with a smile in face and heart.


DHRUBAJYOTI ROY, the visionary behind, who holds a passion for transforming ideas into tangible and awe-inspiring structures. His multifaceted persona encompasses a love for cars & by profession an Architect.

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