Historical Places to Visit in India
Historical places to visit in India comprises famous monuments, forts, temples, tombs, hill stations, wild life sanctuaries, tourist places, etc. These attract many tourists as every famous destination tells glorious stories of India’s rich culture, tradition and heritage.
Many explorers from across the world travel India to discover its beautiful cities and states. Many tourism clubs presents India travel packages to cover famous tourist spots like: The Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora caves, India Gate, Golden Temple, Akshardham temple, Red Fort, Khajuraho Temples, Ajmer Sharif, Mahabalipuram Temples, and many more. Besides, most of Indian cities and states are places to travel around as they exhibit magnificence and fascinating history. For example New Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Goa, Jaisalmer, Varanasi, Kerala, Himachal, Chennai, Rajasthan, etc.
How to plan a trip to historical places in India:
India is a land of many states and beautiful cities. It is not possible to cover all the tourist places in one single trip. Thus, it is advised to properly plan a trip in parts to cover the popular places. For example, North Indian tour, South Indian tour, East Indian tour and western India tour, etc.
Various travel guides helps to choose historic destinations in India. While plenty of tour operator gives concession rates, free accommodation or discount packages for children. You simply have to consult them in advance to avoid last minute disappointments and select the tour offers as per your requirements.
Some of the most famous Historical places to visit in India:
• The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal located at the bank of Yamuna River is a UNESCO world heritage site. Carved out of marble, it attracts large number of tourists from across the world. It is India’s most recognized monument that is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal is basically a tomb of the wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan- i.e. Mumtaz Mahal. Known as epitome of love, it is believed that he built it in her memory to exhibit his love for her.
The Khajuraho Monument placed in Madhya Pradesh lies in Chhatarpur District. Famous for erotic sculptures, it is also a UNESCO world heritage site that displays medieval Hindu and Jain temples. The Khajuraho temples are made of sandstone with mortise and tenon joints where mortar isn’t used in its construction. But still, its carvings are held in place by gravity that attracts number of architects and students.
• Ajanta Ellora Caves
Ajanta Ellora caves located in Aurangabad city, Maharashtra are famous for its ancient Indian architectural heritage. All the rock caves are cut out by hand that rank as one of the most marvelous creations of mankind. There are around 34 caves at Ellora and 29 caves at Ajanta that gives a magnificent sight of U-shaped gorge amid picturesque surroundings.
• Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar during the second half of 16th century, was the capital of the Mughal Empire for almost 10 years. The place is famous for its complex of monuments and temples that depicts uniform architectural style. Constructed on a rocky plateau, it is placed south-east to an artificial lake. It is popular among the travelers for its unique and high quality constructions that have influenced progress of Indian town planning.
• Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid situated in the ancient town of Old Delhi is a magnificent mosque created by the Mughal Emperor, Shahjahan. It is a famous holy place that is built between 1644 and 1658 by around five thousand artisans. This magnificent structure has three gateways, four towers and two minarets and faces Red Fort.