Every time when discussing the British rule in India, many of us raise various issues including British robbed India, British Ruled India, East India Company business in India, British treated Indians as Slaves, British collected taxes from Indians and many more. But, no one talks about the famous monuments of India built by British and other gifts given to India such as historical monuments, advanced technology, railways and roadways and others. Here we have listed a few forts built in India by British to let you know.
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Historical Monuments of India: Gateway of India
Gateway of India is one of the most famous India monuments built by British in India. According to the records, the prestigious Gateway designer George Wittet gave designs for this monument of India in 1911 to commemorate a royal visit by King George V and Queen Mary. It took more than 13 years from 1911 to 1924 for British to build structure. In 1924, Viceroy, Earl of Reading opened the Gateway to the public. And the last regiment of British troops left India through the Gateway in 1948.
Historical Monuments of india: Parliament House
The Parliament House Delhi where the lawmakers of India take crucial decisions for the development of the country was also built by British. Even though it was shocking, it is fact. Parliament structure was designed by Herbert Baker. Anyone can visit this monumental structure built by British in India and witness the long corridor with 247 pillars which is open to the public.
Historical Monuments of india: Rashtrapati Bhavan
Many of us have visited and witnessed the beauty of the Rashtrapati Bhavan where the first person of India lives. The residence of the president of India is one of the famous monuments of India which is ranked top alongside Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar. There are many notable things to mention including the beautiful coloured marble in the domed hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan, Viceroy throne and many more.
Historical Monuments in India: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai was designed by a British Architect – F. W. Stevens based on Medieval Italian structures. It took more than 10 years (1878 – 1888) to finish the construction work of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The Mumbai terminus was named after the great king of India –Chhatrapati Shivaji who strived for Hindavi Swarajya (Hindu Kingdom). The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Bombay has a stone dome, pointed arches, traditional Indian structures ground pattern, turrets and others.
In addition to these, Britishers build many complex structures, railway lines, roadways and others. Most of the best monuments of India were built during British rule in India. So, remember these things while scolding Britishers for occupying India next time. Comment your views and suggestions.