Red Fort to Konark Temple: Historical Monuments Printed on Indian Currency Notes

Historical Monuments

Have you ever spared a second to glance at the incredible monuments printed on our currency notes? Those who haven’t, let us give you a vivid tour. Thanks to the Twitter user, who has the handle 'Desi Thug'.


The Reason why RBI prints this monuments behind the currency notes is to display country's culture which reflects nations rich diversity and proud achievements.

Konark Sun Temple- 10 RS Note

According to UNESCO, Konark Temple is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot. It has 24 wheels with symbolic designs, and a team of six horses leads it.

Kailash Temple in Ellora- 20 RS Note

The temple is one of the largest rock-cut temples in the country and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hampi Stone Chariot- 50 RS Note

The Rs. 50 note features Hampi Stone Chariot. According to Karnataka Tourism, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in the 16th century.

Rani Ki Vav- 100 RS Note

Rani Ki Vav, located in Gujarat, is printed on the Rs. 100 banknote. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stepwell was built in the unique Maru-Gurjara architectural style.

Sanchi Stupa-200 RS Note

The famous Sanchi Stupa, located in Madhya Pradesh, is printed on the backside of a Rs 200 currency note. It was built by Emperor Ashoka to preserve and spread Buddhist philosophy.

Lal Qila- 500 RS Note

Red Fort in Delhi, built by Shah Jahan, is printed on the Rs 500 note.

Mangalyaan- 2000 RS Note

Rs 2000 banknote features Mangalyaan, India’s first successful Mars mission to explore the planet’s features, morphology, mineralogy, and atmosphere, according to NASA.