Historical Places in India


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http://famoustourplacesinindia.tumblr.com/ ,India is consisting of 28 states and four major religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. India is one such country whose past is steep in great historical events. The cultural heritage of this land has been like a single pot where diverse religions and empires of various rulers came together and melted into one.

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Historical Places in India

  1. 1. Some of the Finest and Awesome Historical Places in IndiaIndia is 7th largest country located in south asia and 2nd largest country by population. India isconsisting of 28 states and four major religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Indiais one such country whose past is steep in great historical events. The cultural heritage of thisland has been like a single pot where diverse religions and empires of various rulers cametogether and melted into one. The countryside has been blessed with the remarkable marks ofsuch historical blends. The historical places in India ranks prestigiously among the topmostWorld Heritage sites.A visit to these historical places will provide you with a scope of delving deep into the pages ofyour history books and to explore the ancient eras. These spots comprises of several worldfamous forts, monuments, temples, wild life sanctuaries, hill stations as well as captivatingtourist spots. These famous destinations depict interesting stories about both the creation andthe creator. Tourists from all over the world visit this land to discover the beautiful cities andstates that it comprises of.Taj MahalThe city of Agra was the regal capital of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Shah Jahan. Hebuilt the good-looking mausoleum - the Taj Mahal - for his consort Mumtaz Mahal after herdeath in 1631. Agra also has a lot of other Mughal monuments - the Agra Fort, the tomb ofItimad-ud-Daulah, and Akbars fort at Sikandra close to Agra that make a visit to this historicalplace in Uttar Pradesh, India, a must see on your tour of the historical places in India.Lotus TempleThe modern capital of India - New Delhi was built in the site of an ancient imperial capital.Originally the capital of the Tomara clan in the 11th century A.D, Delhi was later the capital of theDelhi sultanate, the strong Mughal Empire and of the British in India. Monuments of PrithvirajChauhan, the Lodi Tombs, and the Siri Fort of Allauddin Khilji, The Red Fort, Jama Masjid andHumayuns Tomb from Mughal times and Rashtrapati Bhawan and assembly House built inBritish times are all monuments you would see on your tour of Delhi - one of the most charminghistorical places in India.Caves of Ajanta Elloraif you want to see the real charm of the Indian architectural legacy then you must pay a visit tothe Ajanta Ellora caves. It hails its existence in the Aurangabad city of Maharashtra; and is partof the Aurangabad tourism. Ellora comprises of 34 caves; whereas the number goes down to 29for Ajanta. The magnificence of the U-shaped gorge enhances the picturesque effect.This is themost awesome historical places in India.
  2. 2. Qutub MinarAbout 15 km south of Delhi, in Mehrauli, this 238 feet and 1 inch high Minar has been referredto as "one of the wonders of world". This soaring tower of victory was built immediately after thedefeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in Delhi. Qutb-ud-din Aibak laid its foundation in 1200 A.D.Iltutmish added three more storeys. After damaged by lightning in 1368 A.D. Firuz Shah Tughlaqrebuilt the fourth story, added the fifth and a harp shaped cupola. A doorway in each storeyopens to its own balcony.HampiNow a laid back village, Hampi was once the last capital of Vijayanagar, one of the greatestHindu empires in India’s history. It has some extremely captivating ruins, intriguinglyintermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape. The ruins, which date backto the 14th century, stretch for just over 25 kilometers (10 miles) and comprise more than 500monuments. An incredible energy can be felt at this ancient place.Fatehpur SikriA city that was once the proud capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, Fatehpur Sikrinow stands deserted as a well preserved ghost town. It was abandoned by its occupants afteronly 15 years due to insufficient water supply. Constructed out of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikriis full of regal palaces and courtyards. You can almost feel yourself being transported back tomedieval times here.Humayuns Tomb (built 1605-1613)Humayun inherited the Mughal dynasty when his father Babur died in 1530. His reign got off toa good start, but his addiction to luxury at the palaces at Agra left the door open for ambitiousmen to plot behind his back. Humayuns tomb is believed to have been designed by his widow.Its plan, based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens, is known to have inspired the TajMahal and many later Mughal tombs. This type of garden is known as a charbagh and is basedon a grid. In 1857, the tomb was used as shelter by Bahadur Shah Zafar and his three princesduring the first war of Independence. All the above are the most famous historical places in Indianever to be missed.For more info visit: www.famoustourplacesinindia.tumblr.com