India is the seventh largest country in the world (area wise). Also in terms of population, the ranking of India is second in the world. We all know that there are several tourist attractions in India. Certain typical tourist places include bridges, statues and stupas in India.
For most government competitive exams, one section of the questions will be asked from general knowledge. Bridges, statues and stupas include few among the typically asked questions for various competitive exams.
Apart from attempting the examination if you have interest in knowing about these structures, this is the right place for you. In this article we will discuss the bridges, statues and stupas in India. Read the complete article without fail to know about the famous bridges, statues and stupas in India.
Bridges, Statues and Stupas in India – Overview
Physical structures that are man made, built in order to to extend over an obstacle are bridges. They are built in such a manner that the way underneath is not blocked. Architecture of bridges are of varying designs serving different purposes. In the early periods bridges were made with trees that had fallen. Stepping stones were also used to build bridges. From an exam point of view for competitive tests, the topic bridges are important.
Stupas are buddhist monuments that act as a memorial event of a saintly person. Stupas usually have sacred relics of a buddha or a saintly person.
In the below sections we will see the important bridges, statues and stupas in India.
List Of Famous Bridges in India
|Name of the bridge||River/ Lake’s name||Name of the place|
|Howrah Bridge/ Rabindra Setu Bridge||Hooghly||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Vidya Sagar Setu||Hooghly||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Nivedita Setu||Hooghly||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Vivekananda Setu/ Bally Bridge/ Willingdon Bridge||Hooghly||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Pamban Bridge/ Indira Gandhi Setu Bridge||Palk Strait||Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu|
|Bukkas aqueduct||Tungabhadra||Hampi, Karnataka|
|Ellis Bridge||Sabarmati||Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
|Golden Bridge/ Narmada Bridge||Narmada||Bharuch, Gujarat|
|Lakshmana Jhula||Ganga||Rishikesh, Uttarakhand|
|Shahi Bridge||Gomti river||Uttar Pradesh|
|Naini Bridge||Yamuna||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|New Yamuna Bridge||Yamuna||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|Dhola Sadiya Bridge/ Bhupen Hazarika Setu||Lohit||Sadiya, Assam|
|Saraighat Bridge||Brahmaputra||Gauhati, Assam|
|Narayan Setu||Brahmaputra||Jogighopa, Assam|
|Bogibeel Bridge||Brahmaputra||Dibrugarh , Assam|
|Koila Bomora Setu||Brahmaputra||Tezpur, Assam|
|Raja Bhoj Cable Stay Bridge||Upper lake area||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh|
|Rajiv Gandhi Set sea link/ Bandra-Worli Sea link||Mahim Bay||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Jawhar Setu||Son||Dehri, Bihar|
|Vembanad Rail Bridge||Vembanad||Kochi, Kerala|
|Coronation Bridge/ Sevoke bridge||Teesta||West Bengal|
|Jadukata Bridge||Kynshi||West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya|
|Noorbad bridge||Sankh||Madhya Pradesh|
|Kabini bridge||Kabini river|
|Chenab bridge||Chenab river||Jammu and Kashmir|
List of Famous Statues In India
|Name of the statue||Depicts||Place|
|Gyarah Murti Statue||Dandi March Statue||New Delhi|
|Statue of Ahimsa
(Tallest Jain statue in the world)
|Mahatma Gandhi statue at Gandhi Maidan||Mahatma Gandhi||Patna, Bihar|
|Adiyogi Shiva Statue||Lord Shiva||Tamil Nadu|
|Statue of Thiruvalluvar||Thiruvalluvar||Tamil Nadu|
|Statue of Kannagi||Kannagi||Chennai|
|Statue of Ugra narasimha||Lord Narasimha||Hampi, Karnataka|
|Statue of Unity (World’s Tallest statue)||Vallabhai Patel||Sadhu bet, Gujarat|
|Statue of equality||Ramanuja||Hyderabad, Telangana|
|Statue of gomateshwara||Bahubali||Karnataka|
|Hanuman swami statue (World’s tallest Hanuman)||Lord Hanuman||Madapam, Andhra Pradesh|
|Statue of Trimurti||Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma||Mumbai|
|Veer Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami
(World’s second tallest hanuman)
|Lord Hanuman||Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh|
|Padmasambhava statue||Guru Rinpoche||Himachal Pradesh|
|Lord Shiva, Murudeshwara
(Second tallest statue of lord shiva)
|Lord Shiva||Murudeshwara, Karnataka|
|Chinamaya Jagadish||Lord Ganesha||Maharashtra|
|Dhyana Buddha Statue||Buddha||Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh|
|Shiva, Har ki puri||Lord Shiva||Haridwar, Uttarakhand|
|Jakhi Sri Hanuman Statue||Hanuman||Shimla, Himachal Pradesh|
|Golden Buddha, Likir Monastery||Buddha||Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir|
List Of Famous Stupas In India
Given below are the names of some famous stupas in India, and their location
- Sanchi stupa, Madhya Pradesh – Sanchi Stupa is a very important stone structure in India.
- Dhamek Stupa, Uttar Pradesh – This is a huge stupa located at Sarnath, few kilometers away from varanasi.
- Amaravati Stupa, Andhra Pradesh
- Shanti Stupa, Ladakh – Stupa with a white dome on a hill top in the Leh district.
- Chaukandi Stupa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
- Kesaria Stupa, Bihar – This is a protected monument of national importance
- Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodh Gaya, Bihar – This is the location believed to be the place where the Buddha acquired enlightenment
- Maha Stupa/ Thotlakonda buddhist complex, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
- Rambhar Stupa, Khushinagar, Uttar Pradesh
- Bavikonda Stupa, Andhra Pradesh
- Dro-dul Chorten stupa, Sikkim
- Bharhut Stupa, Madhya Pradesh
- Peace pagoda, West Bengal
- Angulimala Stupa, Uttar Pradesh
- Namgyalama Stupa, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
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