ART & ARCHITECTURE
One definition of a great civilization is the magnificence of its architectural legacy, and India is surely among the foremost. The country's immense built heritage are the remains of ages gone by, many world famous like the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, the Khajuraho Temples, the Qutab Minar and the Taj Mahal, and some still cloaked in obscurity, off the tourist circuit, waiting to be 'discovered', but architectural gems nevertheless.
Go India Journeys invites you to travel and explore and wonder at the ineffable genius of builders long dead, imagining our world in the age of kings, dreaming of empires long gone and their pomp and glory. Meet and be guided by expert architects and historians gaining valuable insights into building morphology,use of ingenious solutions in the vernacular, and knowledge about the social, cultural and polical conditions of th times!
The journey stretches back to 5000 B.C. The Indus and its tributaries were one of the earliest cradles of civilization. the cities of the Indus Valley Civilization are the first surviving evidence of architecture/town planning in the sub-continent. The life and times of the Indus Valley people make for a fascinating study followed by the advent of Buddhism (500BC), early Hindu dynasties (from 200 AD), the Mughals (from 1000 AD), Colonial (from 1700 AD), Independence (from 1947 AD) an
Examples of different styles are evident in palaces, forts and places of worship.
Indus Valley Civilization & Early Buddhist & Hindu Art : Delhi( showcased at the national museum)
Buddhist: Sarnarth & Sanchi: Ajanta & Ellora
Jain: Ranakpur, Mout Abu
Indo Aryan(Hindu): Khajuraho , Abaneri
Dravidian: Madurai, Kanjivaram ,Tanjore
Early Islamic: Delhi
Colonial :Calcutta/Mumbai/ Delhi