Monuments of South India
The monuments of South India are entirely different with respect to style and architecture, when compared with the north Indian monuments. It comprises mainly of the Dravidian architecture and style, which is its hallmark. There are a large number of historic and ancient monuments in south Indian states such as Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Of these, Tamil Nadu is well known for its ancient temples, which are of unique style and are dated back to thousands of years. Similary Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala also have its own share of ancient monuments and remains in the form of forts, palaces, churches, temples and mosques.
The major monuments in south India includes the Mysore Palace, Rock Fort Temple, Jewish Synagogue, Char Minar, Vallavur Kottam, Golconda Fort, Mattancherry Palace, Kaudiar Palace etc. These monuments are distribute in different geographical locations in south India and have different style and architecture. The below table list some of the major and ancient monuments in South India
Most of the South Indian monuments are very well preserved by relevant authorities and this clearly speaks about the historic importance of these monuments in South India. Apart from historical importance, these monuments also contribute a lot towards the economy of the respective south Indian states in the form of income generated from tourism industry. A lot of tourists visit these historical monuments in South India, whenever they are on a trip to the major travel destinations in South India. Hence the government is taking firm steps to preserve the originality and natural essence of these valuable monuments at any cost.