Amazing Historical Sites of India – Lets Visit the Bygone Era of Indian History
India is a vast country with a rich cultural heritage and a diverse historical background. An amalgamation of different ethnicities, traditions, cultures and languages has manifested into many architectural wonders that make India the land of the unique and the exotic.India is the home to hundreds of rulers, greatest warriors and dynasties helping to shape India as we know it today.
This mysterious and historic country always influence the visitors and tourists with its distinctively amazing cultural heritage Features, captivating historic monuments, enchanting and pure landscapes. Actually any traveler who plans to visit this eye catching land will be rewarded with a memorable holiday experience.
India’s cultural heritage is as old as its history itself. India has well preserved its historical heritage in the form of various architectural masterpieces including magnificent tombs, stupas, Buddhist monasteries, temples, forts etc. These attract many visitors as every famous place recites glorious tales of India’s rich culture, tradition and heritage.
Let’s explore some fascinating historic sites, which are the fine examples of Indian evolution and make India an absolute holiday destination.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho is a beautiful village situated in Chhatarpur district with an old-fashioned, rural ambience and a rich cultural legacy. There were 85 temples that were initially built but presently around 22 exist. Today, Khajuraho is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Unbelievable sculptures, elegant carvings, graceful sculptures, architecture of buildings in this temple town are a fine example depicting Indo- Aryan style of construction.
It is known all over the world for its beautifully carved temples and monuments. The beautiful Temples are unusual present of love to this world and present the picture of a most matured civilization.
According to the myths these sculptures and temples were carved with a purpose. The purpose was to entice people back to married life to enjoy the many pleasures of the married life and through such sculptures; the importance of sex, considered essential for the attainment of absolute and human development was highlighted.
Agra is one of the most admirable tourist destinations of the country as it boasts of one of the world’s wonder the Taj Mahal. The pearly white Taj Mahal, a romance in stone, which is the pride of not only Agra but India, was built in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, Shahjehan’s beloved wife. It is India’s most recognized monument that is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Taj looks spectacular and astounding from almost any angle. Whether anyone sees it from front or from back, from a distance or from an arm’s distance, it seems marvelous and sublime. Its close up detail is more imposing, Semi-precious stones are studded into the marble in amazing pattern and with awesome craftsmanship in a process known as pietra dura.
Apart from this world’s wonder, there are many other historical monuments in and around Agra including Agra fort, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri.
It is a famed heritage site of India where you can see fascinating ruins of around 500 monuments. The site houses many architecturally significant monuments and royal buildings raised under the
Krishnadevaraya dynasty, when art, architecture and religion flourished.
The village is a religious center where several beautiful temples can be seen having huge gates, open courtyards, beautifully carved walls, amazingly designed shrines, open pillared pavilions, monolithic idols, unbound heritage and magnificent style of workmanship.
Don’t miss Stone Chariot, Vitthala temple having amazing musical pillars, Chandraauleshwar temple, Achyutataya temple and Sugreeva’s Cave.
Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural centre of Sikh religion due to presence of Golden Temple a famous pilgrimage for Sikhs. The Golden Temple sits on a rectangular platform, surrounded by a pool of water called the Amrit Sarovar from which the City is named. This is the most sacred shrine for Sikhs and the town is founded by Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh guru.
Other interesting and historic sites of Amritsar are Jallianwala bagh memorial site, the historic Wagah Border (between India and Pakistan), Durgiana mandir and other monuments.
Varanasi is a very lively city despite its old- fashioned cultural heritage. The visitors, tourists and pilgrims flock here around the year. It’s one of the oldest settle cities of the world, which rests besides the great River Ganges as it’s strongly believed the River carries off the sins and wrong doings of all.
The religious aspect of Varanasi Tourism spins around River Ganges, Ghats, temples and old majestic buildings.
Puri, home to Lord Jagannatha is a place every spiritual Indian loves to visit. Dotted with numerous places of attraction, this city beguiles a lot of crowd from the farthest corners of the world. The best time to visit this land of temples is during Ratha Yatra. The event is celebrated in a majestic style with thousands of devotees of Lord Krishna.
Famous Sun Temple of Konark adds a very significant chapter to the architectural history of Puri. The wreckage of this amazing temple was found grave under the sands, which was later carefully restored back to its original glory.
The Ajanta and Ellora caves
Both Ajanta and Ellora caves are to be found in the town of Aurangabad. 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 an amazing U-shaped view.
These caves show the value of art in the life of old civilizations and are fine example of deligent design and the gift of the sculptors who made such an architecturally stunning spectacle.
Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi
Sanchi is popular all over the world for its Buddhist architectural styles stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars. Situated a top a hill, these stupas hold relics of the Buddha’s disciples, and are a lesson in craftsmanship and dedication.
“The Great Sanchi Stupa” is forty-four feet high, with remarkably carved gateways, illustrating Buddhist legends with wonderful carvings that depict the Buddha’s life. It is designated as the World Heritage Site for their archaeological and historical importance.
Do not miss to visit Ashoka pillar and the Sanchi museum both are the flawless models ascertaining the superiority and the finesse of the Early Art of India since its inception.
Jaipur is the land of worriers, glorious palaces and forts depicting city’s wealthy past. Jaipur is characterized by the large number of buildings that are colored in pink. The history of Jaipur extends over 280 years and it shows a real combination of tradition and vogue. Mirrors to the supreme era, the monuments of Jaipur are truly architectural wonders.
The highlights of the Jaipur tours package are places of visit like the Jaipur City Palace, The Albert’s Museum, Ram Niwas Bagh, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and Palace. Besides this, attractive gardens & beautiful lakes, amazing colorful markets and heart-touching dining places in the city leave the visitors dumbstruck.
A conglomeration of seven islands, Mumbai is known for its thrilling nightlife, fast-paced life and five star hotels. Apart from this from famous historical monuments to amazing parks and museums to various other religious visitors’ attractions this lively city has a lot to offer to the visitors.
Some interesting places to visit are Elephanta Island a UNESCO world heritage site contains many different temples. Gateway of India a historical memorial, The Haji Ali Dargah Mosque, Chhatrapati museum, hanging gardens etc.
Hyderabad is an oldest city having rich tradition, cultures, grandeur and elegance that dates back to the time of the Nizams. It provides real meaning to the term that goes ‘living in the lap of luxury’ and guests are treated like Maharajas. Charminar is a landmark of Hyderabad; it is situated in the heart of the city and Golconda Fort is also a place of attraction.
Hyderabad is known for its outstanding and unique cuisine and Hyderabadi Biriyani is something that must be savored.
Also known as the ‘city of Golden Fort’, this majestic city holds numerous palaces and forts. The whole town glitters in gold! Well not literally, it refers to the golden yellow texture that attributes the entire town. Golden Fort or Sonar Kila or Jaisalmer Durg is situated in Jaisalmer is one of the Seven Wonders of India sited in the heart of vast Thar Desert of Rajasthan. Puskar Camel fair is Famous Desert Trade Fair in Rajasthan. Few of the famous places include Jain temples, Jaisalmer fort, Nathmali ki Havel, Havelis of Jaiselmer, Gharisar and many others.
It is a historic city steeped in mythological significance. The rich culture, historic monuments, traditions and blissful ambiance of Mahabalipuram make it a fascinating tourist attraction worth a visit. Its glorious history dating back to 7th century this city is a home to amazing temples and monuments.
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, it boasts of around forty mesmerizing monuments fashioned in different styles, including an ‘open air bas relief’ which is one-of-its-kind in the world.
The brilliant Shore Temple listed as a World Heritage Site, Five Rathas,Cave Temples, Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna Mandapa and sculpted relief and structural temple are the most enchanting structure of Mahabalipuram.
Madurai is synonymous with the breathtaking Meenakshi temple. The city is the oldest cities of South India. The Thousand Pillar Hall is very famous for its beautiful construction.it is is full of artistic stone carvings of animals, men, Hindu gods and divine dramas of gods known as ‘Thiruvilayadal’ in Tamil.
The architectural richness and brilliance of Indian heritage sites cannot be express in words, so plan a India Tour With Affortable Tour Packages and witness the historic charm of this amazing country.
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