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1. The Ajanta Caves located in the state of Maharashtra were one of the first sites in India to be chosen by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The religious art and sculptures found in these caves have been painstakingly created by the followers of which religion?
2. The first Mughal Emperor to be buried on the Indian subcontinent, along which river was Humayun's tomb built?
3. Which Mughal Emperor built his new capital city surrounding the camp of a Sufi saint who predicted the birth of his son and heir?
4. Together, the six hill forts of Chittorgarh, Amber, Jaisalmer, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambore and Gagron were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Which royal state would you need to traverse to visit them?
5. The Jantar Mantar at Jaipur, built by the king Maharaja Jai Singh II, houses a collection of astronomical instruments used for various calculations and predictions. Was this observatory the first of its kind built by the king?
6. The group of monuments comprising the ruins of a former city at Hampi were part of which south Indian empire?
7. In which former Portuguese colony would you find the Basilica of Bom Jesus that is home to the relics of Saint Francis Xavier?
8. The famous Konark Sun Temple is built in the shape of a giant chariot.
9. Initially named in honour of Queen Victoria, what important institution is housed in the building in the photograph?
10. No quiz on famous monuments in India would be complete without a reference to the Taj Mahal, now known worldwide as a symbol of love. Which Indian city is home to this mausoleum?
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