Top fascinating historic places to visit in India

Are you a history lover and love to explore historic places? If yes, then India has an endless list of places like this. From north to south and east to west you will get several places where you will get to see the best examples of Indian history art and culture. It is a world-known that India has a glorious and rich past. You will find every single place exceptionally beautiful and interesting. From palaces to forts, temples to wonderful monuments, there are plenty of magnificent and historic monuments in India. So map the location with us and book flights to India in advance.

Taj Mahal – The symbol of “LOVE”

 

Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This beautiful monument is built in Mughal architecture. It is known as a “SYMBOL of LOVE”. Besides that, it is built entirely with white marble. Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal to show his love for her. It is located in one of the “Golden Triangle” cities of India. This beautiful place is also famous by the name of “teardrop on the cheek of eternity”.

Location: Agra

Entry fee: For Indians – INR 40/person

For Foreigner- INR 1000

Timings: 6:30 am to 9:30 pm (closed on Fridays)

Construction started: 1632

Best time to visit Taj Mahal

You can visit the Taj Mahal anytime but the peak tourist season is from October to March.

Historical significance of Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. It is also known as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. It is a symbol of India’s rich history.

Qutub Minar or Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque

 

Qutub Minar is the tallest creations in the Indian history. It is made up of red sandstone and aesthetic Iranian architecture. The most famous tourist attraction is its minaret. Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The height of the tower is 240 feet. It makes it one of the tallest ancient towers across the globe. You can understand the history of the minaret by reading the inscriptions engraved in Parso-Arabic and Nagari characters. This historic monument is built by Qutub Ud-Din-Aibak in the nineteenth century. This tower is a must-visit place in India. The beautiful sight of this glorious monument will take you back to the rich history of India.

LocationDelhi

Entry fee: For Indians- INR 30

For Foreigners INR 300

Timings7 am to 5 pm

Height73 m

Closed1981

Constructed Year1199

Best time to visit Qutub Minar

You can visit Qutub Minar on all days of the week. But generally, the winter season is considered as the best time to visit Qutub Minar because of the pleasant weather for sightseeing.

Historical significance of Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a 73-meter high tower built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. This tower was built to celebrate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu ruler.

Amer Fort, Rajasthan

 

The splendid Amer Fort is safeguarded by the Maota Lake. You will find the real essence of Amer fort in its captivating architecture. Amer fort has other glorious elements enveloped in it, which are the Diwan-i-Khaas, the Diwan-i-aam, and the beguiling Sheesh Mahal. Here you can also enjoy an elephant ride towards the Suraj Pol. There is another hidden tunnel in the fort that will take you on a prolonged path bridging the paerfedlace to the Jaigarh Fort.

Entry fee: For Indians INR 25

For Foreigners INR 200

Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Constructed Year: 1592

Best time to visit Amer Fort

Best season to visit Jaipur is during the winter months.

Historical significance of Amer Fort  

Amer Fort is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also known as the Amer Palace. This historic monument was built with red sandstone and marble. The Maotha Lake here adds a certain charm to the entire Fort.

Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

 

The fascinating caves of Ajanta and Ellora in Maharashtra are the best example of beauty. Because of their amazing rock-cut sculptures and ancient Indian art, these caves have become a UNESCO World Heritage site. The cave portrays the past lives and rebirths of Buddha in sculptures and murals. The caves are discovered in 1819. You won’t believe that these caves have been cut out of the rock by Buddhist monks. These historic caves are fine examples of ancient Indian art and expressive painting.

It is a popular tourist hot spot and a must-visit.

Entry fee

For Indians  INR 30

For Foreigners- INR 500

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

LocationMaharashtra

Best time to visit Ajanta and Ellora Caves

June to March is the best time to visit Ajanta and Ellora Caves.

Historical significance of Ajanta and Ellora Caves

It is believed that these caves are the handiwork of the priests and the Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monks. The rock-cut caves of the Ajanta and Ellora have also found place in the World Heritage list because of its beautiful architecture.

Konark Temple, Odisha

 

Konark Temple is built by the ruler of the Ganga dynasty – King Narasimhadeva I. The Konark Temple is magically set in stone with 1200 artisans. The temple is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The temple signifies the exquisite detailing of ancient architecture. Besides that, it is one of the famous historical places in India. There is an interesting fact that at the entrance of the temple two lions are shown crushing elephants and a human body lies at the foot of the elephant.

Interesting fact: The 12 wheels at the base of the temple are sundials that accurately denote time.

Entry fee: 

For Indians- INR 30

For Foreigners- INR 250

Open from: 10 am- 5pm (Closed on Fridays)

Construction Year: 13th-century CE

Best time to visit Konark Temple

Best time to visit Konark Temple is during the months of September-March.

Historical significance of Konark Temple

This Temple is built in the 13th-century. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God. Besides that this is shaped like a giant chariot, the temple is known for the exquisite stone carvings that cover the entire structure.

Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh

 

Khajuraho is the best example of Indian history and culture. Countless sculptures depict unlimited love, grace, eternal beauty, delicacy and the creative arts that can be seen in one of the most historical places in India. These temples are a perfect mixture of Hinduism and Jainism. Here you will see beautiful carvings of cult icons, demi gods and Apsaras.

Interesting fact: This place got its name from date palms and “Khajura’ which means date palms in Hindi. In ancient times it was also often called Khajjurpura.

Entry fee:

 For Indians- INR 30

For Foreigners-INR 500

Open fromSunrise to sunset

Constructed Year: Built between 950 AD and 1050 AD

Best time to visit Khajuraho Temples

October to February is the best time to visit Khajuraho Temples.

Historical significance of Khajuraho Temples

Khajuraho temples are famous for their nagara-style architecture and their erotic sculptures. These temples were built between 950 AD and 1050 AD by the Chandela dynasty.

Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh

 

Sanchi Stupa is a Buddhist complex which is famous for its stupa. This famous and marvelous historical place in India was built by Lord Asoka in the 3rd century B.C for Emperor Ashoka. The Dome of this Stupa signifies the wheel of law. Besides that this Stupa is considered as a symbol of Buddha’s freedom the circle of life and death (Moksha). The four gateways of the Stupa signify various scenes from the Jataka tales and stories of Buddha’s life.

Interesting fact: The Buddha’s relics were painted with a Mauryan polish to make them glow like glass.

Location: Sanchi Town, Madhya Pradesh, India

Entry fee: Indians- INR 20

Foreigners INR 250

Open from: 8.30am-5pm

Construction started: 3rd century BCE

Built byAshoka

Best time to visit Sanchi stupa

Best time to visit Sanchi is between the months of October and March. At this time weather stays at its best.

Historical significance of Sanchi stupa

It is one of the oldest historical stone structures in India. It was commissioned by the emperor Ashoka. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure which is built over the relics of the Buddha.

FAQs:

Which is the best historical place in India?

  • Taj Mahal
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Lotus Temple
  • Mysore Palace
  • Sanchi Stupa
  • Qutub Minar
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Gateway of India

How many historical places are in India?

In India there are a lot of historic places. Some of these are:

  • Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Qutub Minar, Delhi
  • Amer Fort, Rajasthan
  • Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra
  • Virupaksha Temple, Karnataka
  • Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Konark Temple, Odisha
  • Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh

Which are is the most historic country in the world?

  • China
  • Greece
  • Egypt
  • United States
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq

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