Top 10 Historical Places in India


India is a land of beautiful hills, mesmerizing beaches, sublime mountain ranges, enchanting desert lands, and many other natural splendors, which make an Indian trip, truly incredible.

Another important element of the country's authentic charm lies in its traditional roots, the best way to discover which, is  to explore the historical places, buildings and temples of the country, which are popular all over the world, for instance the best wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal.

The country has many interesting structures like this, rooted in its historical past, which you can trace through a historical trip to the country.

The history of the country has been kept intact through the country's buildings, museums and religious institutions. So plan an interesting historical sojourn to India, and have a memorable experience watching the arts and aesthetics of the country, while viewing its historical pride.

Top 10 Forts and Palaces :

The country has been invaded  by many foreign rulers and inspired by many foreign cultures, a trace of which can be seen in beautiful forts and palaces of the country, scattered everywhere in all the states. Some of them are World Heritage Sites like Red Fort in India and Umaid Bhawan Palace in Rajasthan, while some of them are in ruins also.

But tourists like to explore both of them for a sheer Indian pleasure. See the Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Lake Palace of Udaipur, Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal of Jaipur, and many other buildings. Delhi and Rajasthan are two most happening places for Mughal and Rajput artistry in forts and palaces.

Top 10 Historical Monuments :

Through the various historical monuments also you can learn about the historical past of the country, while charm yourself through the exquisite art. Various buildings and structures, built under the commission of Mughal rulers, British Viceroys and Rajput Kings, speak of their mighty past and grandeur.

On a Delhi trip make sure to visit the Qutub Minar , Red Fort and Lotus Temple, three most popular places, while see the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in Agra. In Karnataka you should take a trip to the Mysore Palace, and in Maharashtra the caves and temples of Ajanta and Ellora. There are many beautiful towers, gateways and structures like these which scream of a lavish lifestyle of Indian rulers, in history.

Top 10 Pilgrimage Destinations in India :

Another aspect of the country which is unique and very wide is its religious inclination. There are various religions, castes, and gods in the country, and many temples and pilgrim places, dedicated to these gods.

The Hindu dhaams, the Christian churches, the Muslim mosques, everything can be seen in the country. If you have a penchant for the Indian religious trip, then you can see many temples, worshiping places and pilgrim destinations in the country.

Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu is a popular spot, Balaji in Tirupati is another pilgrim place in south. Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan is very sacred for Muslims, while Amarnath, Badrinath and Shirdi are sacred for Hindus. All these places witness devotees in huge crowds and a tourist can explore the religious values of Indian people.

These places give a tourist, a very interesting way to study and enjoy the historical value of the country, which has been captured in its architecture and culture, very interestingly.

So while on a historical trip to the country, you can quench your thirst to explore the culture of the country, while also enjoy the sheer beauty and practices of its people. An Indian historical tour will fill you with surprises, awe and amusement, so do experience the ethnic charm.

Last updated : Jan 3, 2012.

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