If we are going to talk about Historical places in India, We all know that India is very rich in the history. Even I can say, it is not possible to capture all the historical places and Indian monuments in single posts. But, We will try our best to cover all the famous places and monuments of India.
Indian History has written by many ways by love, worship, politics, and bloody War. If I start from the ancient time of Lord Rama to Sri Krishna Mahabharat, Mughal, and British Rule that not be wrong. This is the history of India, which is written century by century.
List of best historical places in India and the Indian monuments which are worth to see at least once in a lifetime.
The Taj Mahal – Symbol of Love
The Taj Mahal is located in the Agra, City of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Yamuna river is just behind of the Taj Mahal, which adds the beauty of the place. The Mahal was built and commissioned in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and dedicated to the tomb of the house for his favorite wife Mum Taj.
The incredible Taj Mahal was built by 20,000 artesian under the architect of emperor Ustad Ahmad Lauhari. The estimated total cost was 32 billion rupee at that time and more interestingly they completed the construction of Taj Mahal in 20 years. Taj Mahal comes in one of “The Wonders of the World” and best historical places in India.
Agra Fort – Places of Mughal Emperor
AGRA fort is the famous historical fort which is located in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh on the right bank of the Yamuna river which is 2 km upstream from the Tajmahal. The Fort is built strongly by the Mughals and the fort is made of sandstone in the Mughal style of art and architecture.
Agra Fort mainly constructed by the third Mughal emperor Akbar, but the Shahjahan grandson of Akbar, constructed the palaces of marble inside the fort itself. The main entrance to the fort was through the grander Delhi Gate in the west wall. Agra is one the top historical places in India, where you can see greatest and famous Indian Monuments.
Red Fort – Pride Of India
RED fort is also known as “Lal Quila” which is one of the historical forts and is located in the Delhi, Capital of India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and the journey started to construct the fort from 12th May 1639 to 6th April 1648.
The Red Fort is made of red sandstone which is revealing the beauty of this fort and the unique architecture attracts thousands of tourists every year. The architecture is strategically design, there are fourteen gates, but now these days some of the gates are closed. The Important and open gates are Ajmeri, Mori, Lahori, Turkman, Lahori, Kashmiri Gate and Delhi gates. If you are in Delhi and want to see historical places in India, then must visit Red Fort.
Qutab Minar- Greatest Indian Monuments
Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli area in Delhi. It was built by Qutb Al-din Aibak in 1220, which was started in 1192. The Minar is 73-meter height and the diameter of the base is 15 meters to 2.5 meter top hight. The construction material is Redstone and marble is used to construct the Minar, 1st three story are built by Redstone and 2 stories are made with marbles. At the time of construction, the Minar was recorded longest tower in the world and created famous historical places in India.
At the foot of the Minar has a Mosque, which known as Quwwat-ul-Islam, the first mosque in was built. The used pillar and stones are founded with Hindu temple art, Qutb Al-din Aibak demolished many of Hindu’s temple to build the mosque. Now the tower is closed for the public to enter into the Minar after the accident in 1981. But still, you can visit and see the beautiful construction of Minar.
Hawa Mahal – A Palace of Winds
Hawa Mahal is an example of greatest Indian monuments architecture in the world. The Mahal is located in Jaipur, Capital of Rajasthan, The Land of historical places in India. The Hawa Mahala palace was built in 1799 by Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh. The Monuments was built by Redstone and marbles. The architecture of the monuments in the shape of Hindu GOD Sri Krishna crown.
Amer Fort ( Amber Fort)
Amer Fort is located in the Pink city Jaipur, which is a famous and excellent architecture of Fort and panoramic view of the City. The Fort was built by King Man Singh 1 in 1592. The Fort is just 11 Km away from the main city of Jaipur and main tourist attraction point for all. There is elephant ride available at the place, which gives a royal experience to reach the fort.
In the Fort, You will see an example of a perfect architect as “Sheesh Mahal”. The fort has also placed to see the Diwan-e-Aam and Diwane-Khaas, Sukh Niwas (Sukh Mandir) and the Lake.
Jaigarh Fort is situated on the Aravali hill called “Chill ka Tilla” in Jaipur and overlooked to Amer Fort. The Fort was built in early 18th century by Sawan Jai Singh II and created one of the great historical places in India. The construction and architecture of Fort are very strong and one of the strongest Indian Monuments. The wall of the Fort is very thick and the diameter is 3 km long and 1 km width.
The Purpose of the Fort was to protect the Amer Fort. At the time For was used for all war strategies, arms manufacturing, army training and all. The World’s biggest Cannon was manufactured in Jaigarh Fort and still there. But the Cannon was fired only once for testing.
One of the stories behind the test fire of great Cannon, At the time of Fire, All the people and animals were evacuated from the 10 km in diameter of the Fort. The team who had fired the Cannon has dived in nearest lake, but still, all the people who test fired lost his listening ability. Cannon can fire up to 35 km distance with 50-kilogram Gunpowder. Must visit the palace to see the great Cannon and one of the great historical places in India.
Jal Mahal Palace
The Jal Mahal also counted in Historical places in India because of the historical Place Jaipur. The Mahal was built by King Madho Singh I and generation by generation managed by Royal family and added some extra value to make it beautiful. The Mahal is 5 Km away from Jaipur City and on the way to Amer Fort.
The Jal Mahal is 5 Storey building and four of Five is under water, Only one story exposed to see from outside. Jal Mahal is built in Man Sagar Lake near the Dam, which provides a picturesque view of the lake.
Jantar Mantar- Astronomical tool
The Jantar Mantar one of the greatest Indian Monuments and major tourist attractions in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is an astronomical tool which helped to know the astronomical position through the naked eye. The tool is a collection of 19 astronomical instruments and design of the tool is in Hindu’s Sanskrit texts.
Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II and completed in 1734 CE. The tool comes in under UNESCO world heritage sites and has one of the world’s largest stone SUN dial.
It is located near to City Palace and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur and opening time from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Must visit the places If you like to see the interesting historical places in India.
City Palace – Udaipur
The City Palace situated in heart of the City and the east bank of Pichola Lake. The Construction of the Palace was begun in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II. It has built period over period and taken 400 years to complete the architecture. The Palace architecture design is mixed of Indian, Chinese, European and Mughalai.
Udaipur City is surrounded by Aravali hills and many lakes, which adds the beauty in the City. So many monuments are in Udaipur to visit and know the facts of greatest historical places in India.
The Maharana was shifted his Rajdhani from Chittorgarh to Udaipur and lived in the City Palace for a long period of time. Now it is under UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and one of the greatest historical places in India.
MONSOON Palace is located in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan India and also known as Sajjan Garh Palace. The monsoon palace was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884. It is a very good place to view at sunset and it is situated at top of mountain which is considered to be the highest point of Udaipur.
This is a place where you can go with your friends and family especially in rains you can enjoy more. The Palace is a place where you can feel the beauty of nature with full of lush greenery and mountains.
It is a place from where you can view the Udaipur city and it gives a very amazing panoramic view Udaipur and other lakes Pichola and Fateh Sagar from this vantage point. Must visit the greatest Indian monuments and historical places in India.
The best weather to visit monsoon palace in cloudy or rainy weather, Avoid the sunny weather.
Lake Palace (Jag Niwas)
Lake Palace one of the beautiful hotels these days but previous it was the summer royal resort, Used by the royal family. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1746. The Palace is situated on the Island of Jagniwas and surrounded by famous and beautiful Lake Pichola.
The Monuments was built with white marbles precious stone. The Palace is converted now in Hotels and has 83 rooms for guests.
Khajuraho one of the best historical places in India to see the rich history of Hindu and Jain.
Udayagiri caves are located near the Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh, India. The caves belong to the Gupta region, 375 to 415 ED Chandragupta II. There are 20 caves in Udayagiri hills, In which sculptures, architecture, and inscriptions found in cut stone.
Most of the cafe have Hindu’s God sculptures, In which Caves 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 13 would be interesting for you. You will see the Vishnu “Varaha” Avatar, Davarpala Vishnu and Ganesh, Shiva Linga Avatar and much more.
If you are interested to see the sculptures and architecture 1700 years old, then you should visit the caves. During the Gupta dynasty, India was called a golden bird.
Ujjain- Maha Kaal Temple
Ujjain is one of the districts of Madhya Pradesh state and has one of the 7th greatest Hindu pilgrim centers. The city is located on the bank of Shipra River and very famous for Hindu pilgrims.
There are many places to visit Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Kal Bhairav Temple, Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Jantar Mantar, Kalideh Palace, Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum.
Charminar is located in Heart of the Hyderabad city, There are four minarets in the monuments. It was built in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah after his capital shifted from Golkonda to Hyderabad. Charminar created one of the historical places in India and attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Now, Charminar is an icon of Hyderabad in the world. Now The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) taking care of Charminar.
The Victoria Memorial is the large building of white marble in Kolkatta for the memory of Queen Victoria. It was built in between 1906 to 1921. The funding of the construction from the Indian states, British ruled states and British government and total collection amount was one crore five lakhs rupee.
The design of Memorial is Mughal and British style architecture. The beautiful garden adds beauty in the Memorial.
Rani Ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat
Rani ki Vav is the greatest Indian monuments and one of the attractive historical places in India. It is located in Patan district of Gujarat, India. It was built in 11th century by Chauliky Dynasty. As per historian, The Monument was built in memory of King Bhima I by his widow.
Ajanta Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Ajanta and Allora caves are located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. There are 29 rock-cut monuments in the caves which are from 2nd century of Buddhism. The Caves has Indian art painting and rock cut sculpture, which shows the ancient Indian art.
The cave was built in two phases, the 1st phase was in 2nd century BCE and 2nd was 460 to 480 according to Walter M. Spink. The Cave is now under the maintenance of the Astrological survey of India and also a part of UNESCO world heritage sites since 1983.
Gateway of India, Mumbai
The Gateway of India was built for the welcome to King George V and Queen Mary visit to Mumbai, India. The construction of Monuments began in 1911 and completed in December 1924. The land was previously used by fisherman, which is taken by British rule and built one of the historical places in India.
The art of Indian monuments can be seen here, the complete village is now recognized and undertaken by UNESCO world heritage sites. Hampi is a small village in the North Karnataka state of India. The village is one of the greatest historical places in India and it is dotted with numbers of Hindu’s temples. Hampi is last in historical places in India in our list but definitely still there are lots of heritage sites are in India to explore.
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