The British-era Islamia College was built in an Indo-Saracenic Revival architectural style in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Royal cortege leaving Rajagriha
The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur reflecting Imperial Rajasthani architecture. Early 20th-century.
Dashavatara Temple, Deogarh is a Vishnu Hindu temple built during the early 6th century, near the end of the Gupta period.
Aitchison College in Lahore with domed chhatris, jalis, chhajja below the balcony, and other features, reflective of Rajasthani architecture.
The rock-cut Shore Temple of the temples in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, 700–728. Showing the typical dravida form of tower.
Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles. Constructed 1951–1956.
Hindu Temple basic floor design
Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur
The ninth century temple in Barakar shows a tall curving shikhara crowned by a large amalaka and is an example of the early Pala style. It is similar to contemporaneous temples of Odisha.
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, by Arthur Benison Hubback, 1910.
Drawing of a pancharatha (5 ratha) plan of subsidiary shrines of Brahmeswara Temple
General Post Office (GPO), Kolkata
Palitana Jain Temples
Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala
Jain Temple complex, Deogarh, Uttar Pradesh, before 862
Esplanade Mansion, Kolkata
Temple ceiling of Ranakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan
Building on B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata
The Charminar, built in the 16th century by the Golconda Sultanate
Metropolitan Building Façade, Kolkata
Tomb of Muhammad Shah, Lodi Gardens
Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur
Qutb complex
Jenkins School, Cooch Behar
Burial place of Ibrahim Adil Shah II
Cooch Behar Palace, West Bengal
Tombs beside Tomb of Fatima Khanam
Ubudiah Mosque (Hubback, 1913), Kuala Kangsar, Perak
Firoze Minar at Gaur
Jubilee Clock Tower in George Town, Penang
Interior of the hypostyle hall of the Adina Mosque
National Textile Museum in Kuala Lumpur, by Hubback, 1905. Originally as offices for the Federated Malay States Railways.
Jama Masjid, Srinagar
The Old High Court Building in Kuala Lumpur
The Golden Temple in Amritsar
Old Kuala Lumpur Town Hall, Hubback, 1896-1904
Gurdwara Baba Atal is a 17th-century nine-storeyed Gurudwara in Amritsar
Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, by Hubback
Shaniwarwada palace fort in Pune.
Railway Administration Building, Kuala Lumpur
Kee monastery, Spiti
Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah, Perak
Cluster of temples in Bishnupur
The Gateway of India
Thakur Dalan of Itachuna Rajbari at Khanyan
The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai
Southern Railway Headquarters, Chennai
Lotus Temple, Delhi Fariborz Sahba
Mysore Palace
The National Art Gallery (Chennai)
Bimbisara visiting a bamboo garden in Rajagriha
Victoria Public Hall in Chennai
Pari Mahal
Senate House (University of Madras)
Pointed arch, Mahabodhi temple, 6th–7th century CE, Late-Gupta period
Mumbai GPO, reminiscent of the Gol Gumbaz
Arches of Diwan-i-Khas, Red Fort, Delhi
Khalsa College, Amritsar
Nav Toran Temple, Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh
Daly College, Indore
Po Klong Garai Temple near Phan Rang
Chepauk Palace, Chennai
Angkor Wat
Kachiguda Railway Station, Hyderabad
Wat Chaiwatthanaram, an example of Thai style prang
Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station
Masjid Ubudiah, showcasing elements of Indo-Saracenic style
Raj Bhavan (backview), Kolkata
Temples in Bagan
Howrah Railway Station
Ananda Temple terracotta plaque glazed in green
Ahsan Manzil in Dhaka
numerous rock-cut equivalents
Curzon Hall in Dhaka
A tetrastyle prostyle Gupta period temple at Sanchi besides the Apsidal hall with Maurya foundation, an example of Buddhist architecture. 5th century CE.
Tajhat Palace in Rangpur
The Hindu Tigawa Temple, early 5th century.
Natore Rajbari
The current structure of the Mahabodhi Temple dates to the Gupta era, 5th century CE. Marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.
Rose Garden Palace
Vishnu temple in Eran, 5th-6th century
Uttara Gonobhaban
The Buddhagupta pillar at Eran (c.476–495 CE)
Murapara Rajbari
Detailed carving of elephant, Ranakpur Jain Temple
Puthia Rajbari
Rani Ki Vav, Gujrat
Bangladesh Folk Arts and Crafts Foundation
Somanath Temple
Chittagong Court Building
Adalaj stepwell
Lahore Museum, Lahore
Taranga Jain Temple, Gujrat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Building, Karachi, 1927-30
Safdarjung's Tomb is built in the late Mughal style for Nawab Safdarjung. The tomb is described as the “last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture”
University of the Punjab, Lahore
Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in Agra.It is noticeable for the first use of pietra dura technique. The tomb is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.
Sadiq Dane High School, Bahawalpur
Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden in Srinagar, linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture.
Patiala Block of King Edward Medical University, Lahore
Akbar's Tomb, Agra. Built with red sandstone by his son and grandson in 1605 to 1618.
Karachi Chamber of Commerce Building
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, the first fully developed Mughal imperial tomb, 1569–70 CE<ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=Humayun's Tomb, Delhi|website=UNESCO World Heritage Centre|language=en|archive-url=|archive-date=2019-02-28|url-status=live|access-date=2019-02-28}}</ref>
Darbar Mahal, Bahawalpur
Stupas in Thikse Monastery
Multan Clock Tower, Multan
Ralang Monastery, Sikkim
National Academy of Performing Arts, Karachi
Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh
Sezincote House, Gloucestershire, 1805
Tawang Monastery assembly hall
Royal Pavilion in Brighton, 1815–23
Prayer hall at the Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, a Tibetan settlement in Karnataka
Western Pavilion in Brighton, 1828, designed by Amon Henry Wilds as his own home
The Chandannagar Strand Ghat, reminiscences of a French colony, Chandannagar, West Bengal
Elephant Tea Rooms, Sunderland, 1877
Fort Dansborg, built by the 17th century Danish admiral Ove Gjedde, reminiscences of Danish India, Tharangambadi, Tamil Nadu
Sassoon Mausoleum, now a chic Brighton supper club, 1892
Tomb of Susanna Anna Maria, reminisces of Dutch India, Chinsurah, West Bengal
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque in Colombo
Church Of St Francis Of Assisi, reminisce of Portuguese India, Goa
Jaffna Public Library in Jaffna
French Quarter, Pondicherry. The city became the chief French settlement in India.
Jaffna Clock Tower in Jaffna
Nishat Bagh, Srinagar
Original Honkan, Tokyo National Museum, by Josiah Conder, largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1923
Lal Bagh, Bengaluru
Palais du Bardo, parc Montsouris, Paris
View of the Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan
Waterfall at Rock Garden, Chandigarh
Char Bagh Garden, Rajasthan
The Athpula (eight piers) bridge in Lodi gardens

Among a number of architectural styles and traditions, the best-known include the many varieties of Hindu temple architecture, Indo-Islamic architecture, especially Mughal architecture, Rajput architecture and Indo-Saracenic architecture.

- Architecture of India

By doing this they kept Indian architecture while adding elements of British and European architecture; this, coupled with the British allowing some regional Indian princes to stay in power under agreements, made their presence more "palatable" for the Indians.

- Indo-Saracenic architecture
The British-era Islamia College was built in an Indo-Saracenic Revival architectural style in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam (built 1320 to 1324) in Multan, Pakistan

Indo-Islamic architecture

Architecture of the Indian subcontinent produced by and for Islamic patrons and purposes.

Architecture of the Indian subcontinent produced by and for Islamic patrons and purposes.

Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam (built 1320 to 1324) in Multan, Pakistan
The Buland Darwaza gateway to Fatehpur Sikri, built by Akbar in 1601
The Qutb Minar (left, begun c. 1200) next to the Alai Darwaza gatehouse (1311); Qutb Complex in Delhi
Mausoleum of Iltutmish, Delhi, by 1236, with corbel arches
Tomb of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq (d. 1325), Delhi
Arches in the main mosque at Gulbarga, 1367
Choto Sona Mosque (around 1500)
Interior of the hypostyle hall of the Adina Mosque
Kevada Mosque, Champaner
Aali Masjid in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, the first fully developed Mughal imperial tomb, 1569-70
King's Gate at Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, widely considered the pinnacle of Islamic architecture in the subcontinent.
The Rumi Darwaza in Lucknow, 1784, from the rear, during flooding.
Screen of the Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra mosque, Ajmer, c. 1229; Corbel arches, some cusped.
Possibly the first "true" arches in India; Tomb of Balban (d. 1287) in Delhi
Pavilions in the Hauz Khas Complex, Delhi
Tomb of Sikander Lodi in the Lodi Gardens, Delhi
Mahmud Gawan Madrasa (begun construction in the 1460s).
Jama Mosque Gulbarga (b. 1367), pictured in 1880.
"Double" tomb of Taj ud-Din Firuz Shah (d. 1422), in Gulbarga
A row of Bahminid tombs at Ashtur, Bidar
Gol Gumbaz built by the Bijapur Sultanate in Deccani style, the world's 2nd largest pre-modern dome following the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Charminar at the Old City in Hyderabad, 1591
Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad
Char Kaman in Hyderabad
Hayat Bakshi Mosque in Hyderabad
Khairtabad Mosque
Shat Gombuj (Sixty Dome) Mosque in Bagerhat, Bangladesh
Interior of the Shat Gambuj Mosque
Ruined mihrabs and arabesque inside Darasbari Mosque, 15th-century
Terracotta arabesque on the wall of Khania Dighi Mosque, Gauda, 15th-century
Multi-domed Pathrail Mosque, 15th-century
Single-domed Eklakhi Mausoleum, early 15th-century
Firoz Minar, Gauda, 1480s
Corner tower with arabesque on Choto Sona Mosque, late 15th and early 16th centuries
Dakhil Doorway, Gauda, 16th-century
Jama Mosque, Champaner
Jama Mosque, Ahmedabad (the upper parts of the minarets at the entrance now lost).
Teen Darwaza (Three-Gate) entrance to Ahmedabad
Sarkhej Roza complex, Ahmedabad
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Jali at the Sidi Sayyid Mosque
Bhadra Fort, Ahmedabad
Dada Harir Stepwell, Ahmedabad
Interior of Jami Mosque, Khambhat
Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Interior of the Jamia Masjid.
Khanqah-e-Moula in Srinagar, Kashmir
Tomb of Zain-ul-Abedin's mother in Srinagar, Kashmir.
Chaqchan Mosque in Khaplu, Gilgit-Baltistan
Amburiq Mosque in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The use of elephant-shaped column brackets in buildings of the Lahore Fort reflects Hindu influences on Mughal Architecture during the reign of Akbar.
The Darwaza-i-Rauza (Great Gate) of the Taj Mahal.
Jama Masjid, Delhi, one of the largest mosques in India.
Lahori Gate of the Red Fort, Delhi, India.
Tomb of Nithar Begum at Khusro Bagh, Allahabad, India.
Akbar's Tomb at Agra, India uses red sandstone and white marble, like many of the Mughal monuments. The Taj Mahal is a notable exception, as it uses only marble.
Bibi Ka Maqbara is a tomb located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, which was built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's son Azam Shah in the memory of his mother.
Badshahi mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, late Mughal, built 1673–1674.
One of the Tombs of Ustad-Shagird, Nakodar, India.
Shalimar Garden in Lahore, Pakistan

Indo-Islamic architecture has left a large impact on modern Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi architecture, as in the case of its influence on the Indo-Saracenic Revivalism of the late British Raj.

One of the most famous Gothic Revival structures, Elizabeth Tower sits at the Palace of Westminster in London.

Revivalism (architecture)

Use of visual styles that consciously echo the style of a previous architectural era.

Use of visual styles that consciously echo the style of a previous architectural era.

One of the most famous Gothic Revival structures, Elizabeth Tower sits at the Palace of Westminster in London.
The Russian Revival-representing Uspenski Cathedral from 1868 in Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland
Typical historicist house: Gründerzeit building by Arwed Roßbach in Leipzig, Germany (built in 1892)
1862 lithograph of the Aegyptischer Hof (English: Egyptian court), from the Neues Museum (Berlin), built in the Neo-Egyptian style
St. Michael the Archangel Church in Kaunas was built in Neo-Byzantine style
Schwerin Palace, historical ducal seat of Mecklenburg, Germany – an example of pompous renaissance revival for representation purposes (built in 1857)
Opera, Paris (Palais Garnier) by Charles Garnier, 1861-1875

Indo-Saracenic architecture (revival of Indian architecture and Islamic architecture)