Times of India's list of seven wonders of India

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The Times of India newspaper carried out a SMS poll, from 21 July to 31 July 2007, to vote for the seven greatest wonders of India, out of a list of 20 identified ancient or medieval sites for the purpose. The Seven Wonders of India (four of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites) have now been chosen by the readers of Times of India. The winners ranged from a majestic monolith to places of worship, a mausoleum and a university.[1]

Except for the Harmandir Sahib and the Taj Mahal, the Seven Wonders are all located in small towns or in the countryside. However, four of the twenty monuments listed for voting are located in three metropolitan area, such as Delhi's Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar, the Victoria Terminus at Mumbai and the Howrah Bridge at Kolkata.

Winners[edit]

The seven wonders of India, in the order of their voting were as follows:

Image Wonder Location Date Description
Shravanabelagola2007 - 11.jpg Gomateshwara Shravanabelagola, Karnataka AD 981 57-foot (17 m) statue of Bahubali, a Jain Arihant.
Amritsar-golden-temple-00.JPG Harmandir Sahib
Darbar Sahib / Golden Temple
Amritsar, Punjab 1585–1604 Sikh Gurdwara
The Taj Mahal At Agra Taj Mahal Agra, Uttar Pradesh 1632–53 White marble mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal
Lotus Mahal at the Zenana Enclosure Hampi
Pampa-kshetra / Kishkinda-kshetra / Bhaskara-kshetra
Vijayanagara, Karnataka Earliest parts c. AD 1 Village housing Virupaksha Temple
The Temple at Konark Konark Sun Temple
Black Pagoda
Konark, Odisha Mid-13th century AD Kalinga architecture temple of the sun god Surya
Ruins of Nalanda University Nalanda Near Patna, Bihar 5th century AD Ancient centre of higher learning
An ornamented monument in Khajuraho Khajuraho
Kharjuravāhaka
Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh Earliest parts c. 9th century AD Complex of medieval Hindu and Jain temples

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References[edit]

  1. ^ timesofindia.indiatimes.com/And_Indias_7_wonders_are/articleshow/2256124.cms-