Explore the Monuments Printed on Indian Currency

The scenic beauty of India is truly incomparable. It is a country where every religion, culture and tradition is welcomed and treated with respect amongst its citizens. You can see a diver sity in the monuments of India. Even on the Indian currency, some stunning monuments are printed on the reverse side of the banknote. In recent years, banknotes have been changed on the instructions of Indian Government and we totally love these new colorful series of currency that India has right now. Below are the monuments which you can see on the latest banknotes issued by the Reserve Bank of India.

Sun Temple

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Sun Temple in Konark is a magnificent temple standing on the land of Orissa. This temple is built in the shape of chariot and dedicated to the Lord Sun. Hindu religion is the only religion in the world that embraces Mother Nature and worships them every day. Sun temple is an apt example of this Hindu tradition. There are 24 wheels depicting 24 hours of the day and 7 horses depicting days of the week. In the year 1984, Sun Temple was declared as a World Heritage Site of India by UNESCO. Sun Temple of Konark is printed as the motif on Indian Currency of Rs. 10 bank notes.

Ellora Caves

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Ellora Caves is a series of 34 rock-cut caves which is home to Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples carved during 6th to 8th Century. Most remarkable cave temple of Ellora is Kailasa which is dedicated to the mountain range of Kailash of Himalayas. The most fascinating fact about Ellora Caves is that Kailasa temple inside these caves was carved with a single stone. It was not built but cut and carved from the Charanandri Hills rocks. Every year thousands of wanderers visit Ellora caves and get zoned out in these beautifully carved caves. In the year 1983, Ellora Caves were declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and you can see these enthralling caves printed on the reverse side of Rs. 20 banknotes.


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Hampi Temple is printed on the reverse side of Rs. 50 of Indian currency. Located in Karnataka, Hampi town is home to around 250 ancient monuments and temples. This place is a perfect destination to have a peaceful time in India. In 1500 AD, Hampi was the capital City of the Vijayanagar Empire and is said to be the second-largest city of the world at that time. With the passage of time, Hampi lost its importance as the capital and now the tourists can witness the ruins of Hampi which have around 500 monuments and temples. Hampi was declared as World Heritage Sites in India by UNESCO in the year of 1986.

Sanchi Stupa

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Sanchi Stupa is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh and its picturesque beauty is eye-catching. There is a fascinating story behind the construction of Sanchi Stupa. Emperor Ashoka fought the battle of Kalinga in 262 B.C. After witnessing the bloodshed in the war, he decided to embrace Buddhism and spread peace in the world. Sanchi Stupa was built on his orders and over the relics of Buddha. It is one of the oldest stone structures in India. In the year 1989, Sanchi Stupa was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. For all these reasons, we see Sanchi Stupa as the motif on Indian currency. It is printed on the reverse side of Rs. 200  banknote.

Rani ki Vav

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Rani Ki Vav is one of the off-beat locations in India to travel and explore the rich culture of India dated back to the 11th century. It is located in the Patan town of Gujarat and was declared as World Heritage site in India in the year 2014. It is a stepwell which was built by queen Udayamati as a memorial to her husband. After being flooded by river Saraswati, this site was silted for years and later it was found by Archaeological Survey of India in the 1980s. You can see the picture of Rani ki Vav as the motif on Indian currency of Rs. 100 banknote. Rani ki Vav is one of the cultural places in India which is visited by tons of culture vultures.

Red Fort

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Red Fort is located in the national capital – Delhi. It was built in the year 1639 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who was the fifth ruler of the Mughal dynasty. Ever since India got independence, every year Prime Minister of India hoists flag and address the nation on Independence Day from Red Fort. You can easily reach out to this place through Delhi Metro. The nearest metro station to Red Fort is Chandini Chowk from where you can take a rickshaw to reach the fort. Being a World Heritage Site of India and historically so significant, the Government of India has decided to keep it as the motif on the Indian currency of Rs. 500 banknote. 

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