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Honey Chitkara Jul 30 2014

Which are the best illuminated monuments at night?

Debangana Sen Jul 30 2014
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Though India’s many heritage buildings are a beautiful tribute to the country’s rich historical past, these monuments at night in all their lit up glory, present a very dramatic and breathtaking picture. Here’s a list of some of the best known monuments in India which at night, can be seen in a whole new light.

Akshardham Temple, Delhi

Akshardham Temple lit up in the evening (by Vaibhav Shukla)

This is a huge temple complex is a beautiful blend of various architectural styles prevalent across India. Resplendent with intricate carvings and relief works and impossible number of statues, Akshardham Temple looks absolutely spectacular in the night when the lights shine on the pink sandstone facade.

Mysore Palace, Mysore

Mysore Palace in the evening (from official website)

One of the best lit monuments in India, Mysore Palace illuminated with thousand of bulbs is a magnificent sight. The palace is lit up every evening, but the illumination during the Dasara Festival is worth planning your trip around.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort at night (by Siddharth Jha)

The illuminated Mehrangarh Fort against the inky black sky is definitely one of the enduring images one can experience in India. Make sure you choose a hotel close to the fort so that you enjoy the view in the evenings.

India Gate, Delhi

India Gate at night (by Wasted Time R)

A tribute to the Indian soldiers martyred during World War I, India Gate makes a lovely picture in the night, especially with the lit up Rashtrapati Bhavan in the background. We recommend driving a circle around the C-Hexagon Road and along Rajpath to get the best experience.

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

Victoria Memorial in all its splendour (by Indianhilbilly)

The jewel in Kolkata’s crown, the illumination of the Victoria Memorial can be best enjoyed from across the Hooghly River. For those wishing to get a closer look, the light and sound show held every evening within the premises will be a good bet.

Ambedkar Memorial, Lucknow

Ambedkar Memorial shot at night (by Vikraman23)

Dedicated to great humanitarians like Bhimrao Ambedkar, Narayan Guru, Kashi Ram and many others, Ambedkar Memorial has a fascinating architecture that looks quite dramatic during the night. This is definitely one of the best lit monuments at night.

Golden Temple, Amritsar

Night view of the Golden Temple (by Raulsail)

If you are planning a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, then do plan to see the temple twice--once during the day for a routine tour and paying respect to the holy Sikh scripture, and once during the night when it is beautifully lit up. View from the banks of the Amrit Sarovar, the temple appears like a dazzling vision floating on the water.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari

The Rock Memorial as seen in the night (by Ekabhishek)

Beautiful during the day, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial looks amazing at night especially with the lit up Thiruvalluvar statue standing nearby. The best views can be enjoyed from the lighthouse located at the end of the Kanyakumari Beach. If you take a walk along the whole stretch of the beach, you can enjoy the views of the illuminated structures from different perspectives.

Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad

Hussain Sagar Lake with the lit up Buddha statue (by Rohit Murari)

Apart from the Charminar and Paradise Restaurant, Hussain Sagar Lake with the Buddha statue is one of the symbols of Hyderabad. During evenings, the periphery of the lake as well as the Buddha statue are lit up, creating a lovely picture. Come a little early in the evening to book your spot and watch the scene light up in front of your eyes.

Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala

The Tripura State Museum within the palace (by Sharada Prasad CS)

A royal abode in the erstwhile princely state of Tripura, Ujjayanta Palace houses the largest museum in north-east India, making it a must visit during the day. But when the night-time floodlights get in action, the palace along with the grounds and the lakes are something to marvel at!

Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai

Bandra-Worli Link looks gorgeous at night (by Ameya Charankar)

One of the most beautiful bridges in India, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link is a sight to behold at night that totally deserves a drive through!

So these were some of our picks for the best lit-up monuments at night. Take a night tour around your city and send us pictures of any such illuminated structure that you think should be on our list.

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Ummaid Bhawan Palace at night is very very pretty!!
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