Arched doors & windows of Indian architecture

The uniqueness of Indian architecture is that it is an assimilated version of the many influences brought on by rulers, traders and pilgrims.  These rich cultural interactions are clearly visible in the architectural details and embellishments on the arched doors of ancient Indian structures.  An influence of Islamic architecture, arches are widely seen in the Middle East as well as parts of Spain that showcase Moorish styles of building.

Here is a curated collection of arched doors and windows in Indian architecture.

 

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Indian teens sitting in an alcove of the beautiful Mughal Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah in Agra, India.

 

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Detail of a red sandstone doorway in the perimeter wall surrounding the landscaped gardens of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

 

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Beautiful wooden gate to the holy temple of Jaigurudeo in Rajasthan, India.

 

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The doorway to Pritam Chowk, the inner courtyard in the City Palace in Jaipur, India.

 

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A doorway into the Red Fort in New Delhi, India.

 

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A series of arched doorways at Hampi in Karnataka, India.

 

 

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