Indo-Islamic architecture

Indo-Islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of styles from various backgrounds that helped shape the architecture of the Indian subcontinent from the advent of Islam in the Indian subcontinent around the 7th century. It has left influences on modern Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi architecture. Both secular and religious buildings are influenced by Indo-Islamic architecture which exhibit Indian, Persian, Arab, and Turkish themes. (wiki) Characteristics include traditional Indian decoration and tomb architecture.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Agra Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Fort and Shalamar Gardens
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Amber - Built in 1592 by a Rajput commander of the army of the Mughal emperor Akbar the fort/palace contains a mixture of Indian and Mughal architectural styles.
Humayun's Tomb
Makli, Thatta "These structures are notable for their fusion of diverse influences into a local style. These influences include, among others, Hindu architecture of the Gujrat style and Mughal imperial architecture. " (OUV statement)
Qutb Minar
Red Fort
Rohtas Fort
Taj Mahal


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