Indo Islamic Architecture

With the Mughal invasion of India Islamic architecture invaded India, as the people and Mughal empires grew large the Islamic architecture spread along with it, from the Taj Mahal to Qutb Minar India had more Islamic architecture to be amused at.

The usage of arches, domes, and vaults are core characteristics of Islamic architecture and it influenced Indo-Islamic architecture too, bricks, limestones, and tiles or mosaics are used as the major materials in Indo-Islamic architecture.

Taj Mahal is one of beautiful Indian architecture in India for its astonishing white marble color and peaceful structure, with more than twenty thousand workers and imported decorations from Turkey, Persia, and the Ottoman it is a hell of art, and it is also considered the most beautiful architecture of the nation and most popular for its romantic story, though it is influenced from Persian, Turkish architecture it is whole of an Indo Islamic architecture, the entire construction used red sandstone and white marble as its core material.

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Taj Mahal, India

Jama Masjid and Charminar are other fine works of Indo-Islamic architecture and stand as proof to enjoy ancient Indian architecture.

Indo Saracenic Architecture

We all have heard of the British invasion of India, The British made a lot of changes in India, including architecture too, British created a lot of architectures more official buildings, if we look deeper into British-made architecture in India it followed a pattern, it is called as Indo Saracenic architecture which is a revival architecture influenced by the gothic architecture style.

The usage of more than one dome and larger halls with a high structure of architecture made it look different from other Indian architecture at the time, The British had a royal taste and it is reflected in their architecture.

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Humayun’s Tomb, India

The influence of the Arabic architectural style is seen largely in the Indo-Saracenic architecture, the British used even European, Victorian styles mixed with the Indo-Saracenic architectural style, madras high court, Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, and Sivaji terminus in Mumbai are some of Indo Saracenic architecture buildings.


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