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10 MUST VISIT HISTORICAL PLACES IN INDIA

India is globally known for its multi-facet cultural heritage and distinct religions, which differ in every state. India is predominantly known for its prominent monuments and intricate carvings, and artistic work, making those monuments beguiling and true grandeur.  Irrespective of how many countries you have visited, you can’t resist admiring the enchanting beauty of these prominent monuments, which is just a demonstration of the epitome of beauty, rich culture, and dexterity architectural artwork.

1. TAJ MAHAL, AGRA

Taj Mahal is preponderantly known as the Crown of palaces in Arabic and is also considered to be the jewel of Islamic art as it beautifully demonstrates the architecture from all over the corners, which include Islamic, Persian, Ottoman, Turkish, and Indian culture, which aids it to attain a position in Seven Wonders of the World. This place is undeniably a must visit place as we are sure you can’t resist adorning this enchanting mausoleum.

This place is one of the favorite tourist destinations that entice travelers across the world due to its unconventional creation, which was accomplished with the world’s best 22,000 laborers, embroidery designers, stone cutters, etc. build this marvelous epitome. The most astonishing fact of this mausoleum is that it changes its color many times in a day, demonstrating the changing mood of the third wife of Shah Jahan.

Entry Fees: Rs. 40 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 1000                                                                                        Timings: 6:30 am to 9:30 pm closed on Friday’s

2. QUTUB MINAR, DELHI

The tallest minaret created in India’s history will surprise you with its intricate aesthetic Iranian architecture, which will leave you spellbound. This red stone tower holds the position of the tallest tower in the ancient history of the world. The intent to build this tallest minaret was to depict the Muslim ascendancy in Delhi.

This elongated structure is 73m high, with a panoramic view elaborating the intricate iron cravings. It is erect by red stones up to 3 constructions, and the rest is assembled using marbles and sandstones. This splendid creation was executed by Qutub ud-din-aback in the nineteenth century and is a must-visit in the itinerary to Delhi.

Entry Fees: Rs. 10 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 250                                                                                         Timings: 7 am to 5 pm

3.  AJANTA AND ELLORA CAVES, MAHARASHTRA

The epitome of beauty, the Ajanta and Ellora caves of Maharashtra, will startle you with its eccentric carvings of Buddha’s rebirth in sculptures and murals. Ellora caves lucidly exhibit the crafty Indian rock-cut architecture, alluring enormous tourists from around the globe.

They are in the vicinity known as ‘Verul Leni’ and have been recorded as the largest rock-carved monastic temple in the whole world and embody the quintessence of Indian heritage. The Elora caves are located in Aurangabad city, whereas Ajanta Caves are located in Jalgaon.

Entry Fees: Rs. 30 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 500                                                                                          Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

4. Virupaksha Temple, Karnataka

Karnataka is an assemblage of many exquisite temples in India, and the most significant temple of Hampi is the magnificent beauty Virupaksha temple. The momentous feature of the temple is the carving of Lord Shiva is just prepossessing for anyone. This is will surely engulf you with its divinity and breathtaking sight.

The substantial temple of pilgrimage is built on the river Tungabhadra’s embankment, which has holy and sacred relevance. It is still primeval, which will let you sense the sanctitude, and has engraved many inscriptions of Lord Shiva, giving it a magnificent view. The most raved chariot festival is held in February.

Entry Fees: Rs. 10 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 250                                                                                          Timings: 6 am to 6 pm

5. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

The anomalously carved rocks are a perfect assortment of chariots and cave sanctuaries embellishing the place, ergo making it one of the most visited tourist spots. This temple is a masterstroke of the great Pallava Monarch Rajasimha and was built during the Pallava Dynasty.

The shore’s temples, which are the two towers, augment this edifice’s beauty with exquisite carving. This temple illustrates the story of ‘Arjuna’ acquiring Pashupati. Another extensive feature of this place is the Five Rathas, which comprises Dharmaraha, Bhima, Arjuna, Draupadi, and Sahadeva.

Entry Fees: Rs. 10 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 250                                                                                         Timings: 6 am to 6 pm

6. AMER FORT, RAJASTHAN

Amar fort is an impeccable medley of immense grandeur and aesthetic sight which attracts enormous travelers. The artistry craving on the red sandstone and marbles is extremely captivating and intensifying Maota Lake’s beauty. Book hotels and rooms for your visit to these astounding places at budget-friendly deals by searching Oyo app offer that bestows its users with great discounts.

The mammoth fortifies its charm with mystique elements like Diwan-i-Khaas, the Diwaan-i-aam, and the mesmerizing Sheesh Mahal. You can also relish an elephant ride to the main entrance courtyard, which evidently makes it a royal view for travelers.

Entry Fees: Rs. 25 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 200                                                                                         Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

7. Konark Temple, Odisha

This temple is also addressed as ‘Black Pagoda’ globally and is dedicated to Surya,’ meaning the sun god. This temple is a real taste of winsomeness, and that is why being given a position in the seven wonders of India. King Narasimha Deva built this beguiling temple to venerate his victory over Muslims. This temple also fosters with ‘Nat Mandapa’ or dancing hall that is insightful of erotic styles and postures.

The embellishment of the Orissan style of crafting is erected as a splendor chariot with elaborate carvings on pillars and walls depicting Kalinga architecture. The tantalizing Khandolite rocks intensify the beauty of this temple, giving a feast to the human eye. On the temple entrance, two lions have seated the entrance representing the temple’s guards.

Entry Fees: Rs. 30 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 250                                                                                         Timings: 6 am to 8 pm

8. Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh

The dome-shaped stupa is styled to reflect the majestic beauty of Buddhist art and creativity. You can find the encompassed Buddhist culture and ingenuity in this edifice built during the Mauryan Empire. This structure is the oldest stone structure of our nation where the vestiges of Lord Buddha are exhibited.

This is one of those places visited by uncountable visitors and ergo is a must-visit once in a while. The 54 ft. tall stupa narrates Lord Buddha’s life with engrossing carvings and artistic work. The venerated commissioner of this mesmerizing creation is none other than the great Indian ruler Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty.

Entry Fees: Rs. 20 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 250                                                                                         Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

9. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

These sophisticated white marble edifices located right in the core of Kolkata and are being named after Queen Victoria. This epitome of beauty is now a museum and a tourist attraction that stands as Queen Victoria’s remembrance. Lord Curzon built the grandeur and elegance of this marvelous creation after the demise of Queen Victoria. Hence, the intent to build a colossal and royal museum was the idea behind this magnificent accomplishment.

It is embraced with luxuriant green gardens spread over 64 acres of land to fortify the mesmerizing beauty. You cannot afford to miss out on this museum’s festivity in the evening, which is illuminated by the show called ‘Son et Lumiere’ and will surely make you experience a heavenly panorama.

Entry Fees: Rs. 20 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 200                                                                                         Timings: 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

10. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

The Hawa Mahal, which means ‘palace of winds,’ was built with red and pink sandstones giving it a picturesque view.  It is one of the most visited places due to the mesmerizing adornment and its meticulous artwork. The best time to visit this monument is from September to February.

The embellishment of this five-story palace is intensified by the 953 windows and is known as jharokhas. The façade of Lord Krishna’s crown clearly demonstrates the rich Rajputana culture. The Hawa Mahal was embarked by Maharaja Swami Pratabh Singh and is considered to be the gem of Rajput elegance and stands as the exemplification of the rich culture and architecture.

Entry Fees: Rs. 20 (Indians) Foreigners: RS. 200                                                                                         Timings: 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

FLAIR OF INGENUITY

If you were in pursuit of heaven, then we have left no stone unturned for you. We can assure you that these places a must-visit with conviction because millions of people worldwide are attracted to the urbanized conscientious architecture that is admired since the ancient days. India is comprehensively recognized for its opulent culture and ostentatiously magnificent monuments.

These monuments will prove to be an extravagant experience for you, and the abovementioned are evidently sumptuous in convoluted embellishments that make them stand out among all other historical places. So you have got enough coherent reasons to explore any of these historical places without giving a second thought.

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