9 Iconic Monuments Built By Women In India

25/  FEBRUARY /2023

Moti Masjid, Bhopal 

Bhopal’s second begum, Sikander Begum commissioned many buildings and Moti Masjid is one of the most known.

Virupaksha Temple, Karnataka

This temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage rock-cut structures and was built by Queen Lokamahadevi.

Qudsia Bagh,  New Delhi

This monument in New Delhi was built by Qudsia Begum who was the wife of Emperor  Muhammad Shah

Fatehpuri Mosque, Delhi

Fatehpuri Begum, known as concubine of Shah Jahan built this mosque which was the second largest at that time.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple, WB

This temple was constructed by philanthropist Rani Rashmoni.

Rani Ki Vav,  Gujarat

Queen Udayamati built this temple in the memory of her husband King  Bhimdev I.

Ttimad-ud-Daulah, Agra

Mughal Empress Nur  Jahan built this monument for her father Mirza  Ghiyas Beg.

Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi

This monument built by Hamida Banu Begum is the perfect example of Persian architecture fused with Indian motif.

Mirjan Fort, Karnataka

Queen Chennabhairadevi of Gersoppa was nicknamed Raina de Pimenta or Pepper Queen built this  beautiful fort.