The Taj Mahal of Bhopal is one of the most historic buildings in the city. One of the largest palaces of its time in India, it was built by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum who was as passionate about architecture as the Mughal emperor with whom she shared her name..
The historic site of Aihole in Karnataka is home to more than 100 Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples. But the most popular among them is the Durga Temple said to have been built between the late seventh or early eighth century by Komarasinga.
Bhopal was the only princely state in India with four generations of successive female rulers. While the Begums built a number of iconic buildings, the most unique is the Minto Hall which is known for its many ‘avatars’.