Seven Wonders of India

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Various polls have been conducted by media houses to find the Seven Wonders of India. Amongst them, the most popular ones were those conducted by The Times of India in July 2007 and NDTV in 2008-09. Three wonders; the Konark Sun Temple, Khajuraho, and Nalanda, appear on both lists.

NDTV's List of Seven Wonders of India[edit]

NDTV along with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India conducted a nationwide campaign for searching the seven wonders of India in 2008-09. The campaign started with shortlisting 200 places from all of the Indian states and then inviting public to cast their vote for their favorite places.

Image Wonder Location Date Description
India - Madurai temple - 0781.jpg Meenakshi Amman Temple
Tiru-aalavaai / Meenakshi Amman Kovil
Madurai, Tamil Nadu Before 7th century AD Temple devoted to Parvati/Minakshi and Shiva (Sundareswarar)
Dholavira Reservoir at Dholavira Kutch District, Gujarat 2nd millennium BC Ancient stepped stone reservoir
Red Fort Red Fort
Lal Quila
Delhi 1648 Red sandstone palace of the Mughal emperors
Jaisalmer Fort panorama Jaisalmer Fort
Sonar Quila
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan AD 1156 Large sandstone fort
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 One of the Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Kharjuravāhaka
Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh Earliest parts c. 9th century AD Complex of medieval Hindu and Jain temples

Times of India's list of seven wonders of India[edit]

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.[1]

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 1342-1565 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. ^ "And India's 7 wonders are...". Times of India. 5 August 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 

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