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Top10 Famous Historical Places In India To Visit In 2023

 

10 Famous Historical Places In India To Visit In 2023

The bygone era stays entrenched in the society due to these ancient and historical places of India. So if you are a history buff or want a taste of the rich culture of India, head over to explore some of India’s greatest historical monuments of all times! Explore some of the beautiful places and get captivating views of  sunset in india  Take a look at this tailor-made list of all the top and famous historical places in India that covers the entire country:

1. Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh

10 Famous Historical Places In India To Visit In 2023

To get a sense of the rich history of the Mughal era, visit the walled palatial Agra fort, one of the famous historical places in India that is built entirely of red sandstone. Built in 1565 by Akbar, this historical tourist place in India has two ornately designed gates: the Amar Singh Gate and the Delhi Gate. You can only enter through the Amar Singh Gate to uncover an ancient city filled with gateways, courts, passages, palaces and mosques. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Agra.

Interesting fact: This fort was included in one of Sherlock Holmes’ cases: the “Sign of the Four” and was also the location for the movie Jodha Akbar.
Entry fee: Indians- INR 40
Foreigners- INR 550
Open from: 6 am to 6 pm
Must see: Jahangir Palace, Nagina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Mina Masjid and Zenana Mina Bazaar.
Built By: Akbar and Shah Jahan
Built In: 1573

2. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

The ‘Palace of Winds’ or Hawa Mahal gets its name due to the fact that it looks like a honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 intricate windows. It is also shaped like a crown as the ruler who built it, Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, was a major devotee of Lord Krishna. One of the popular tourist places in Jaipur, this palace is known as the tallest building in the world that doesn’t have any foundation. The palace is curved but still stands firm due to its pyramidal shape.

Interesting fact: It was believed that this building was created so that the royal ladies could look outside as they were constantly under ‘purdah’
Entry fee: Indians- INR 10
Foreigners- INR 50
Open from: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Must see: The intricate lattice work on the tiny windows.
Built By: Pratap Singh
Built In: 1799

3. Kerala – Nature’s Own Canvas:

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Dubbed “God’s Own Country,” Kerala enchants with its lush backwaters, tranquil beaches, and mist-covered hills. Cruise through the emerald backwaters, savor authentic cuisine, and revel in the tranquility of this paradise.

4. Churches & Convents, Old Goa

Listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, this part of Goa marks the presence of the Portuguese that can be seen in the architecture of several convents and churches that were built in Goa as part of beginning of Christianity in India. The churches and convents of Goa are some of the most beautiful historical places of India.

Interesting Fact: Goa was the capital of Portuguese rule in India and this is part of their heritage.
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Open from: 7:30 am to 8:30 pm
Must See: Basilica Of Bom Jesus
Built By: The Portuguese
Built In: 16th ce

Listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, this part of Goa marks the presence of the Portuguese that can be seen in the architecture of several convents and churches that were built in Goa as part of beginning of Christianity in India. The churches and convents of Goa are some of the most beautiful historical places of India.

Interesting Fact: Goa was the capital of Portuguese rule in India and this is part of their heritage.
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Open from: 7:30 am to 8:30 pm
Must See: Basilica Of Bom Jesus
Built By: The Portuguese
Built In: 16th century

5.Taj Mahal, Agra

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Discover Red Fort in Delhi which is one of the famous places in India. Meet the boss of Indian historical places. If you consider the top 10 historical places in India, Taj Mahal will always be ranking high in the list. Explore the ultimate epitome of love, the Taj Mahal, whose grandeur remains unmatched in history and today this is one of the Weekrnd getaways from Delhi  This opulent white marble structure was commissioned to be built in 1632 by Shah Jahan for his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took around 22 years to complete this magnificent structure that is considered one of the most famous historical places in India.

According to local legend, it was believed that Shah Jahan cut off the hands of all the workers who built the Taj Mahal so that a similar monument could not be built.

Interesting fact: A shopping complex and hotel inspired by the Taj Mahal is being constructed in Dubai and is estimated to be four times larger in size.
Entry fee: Indians- INR 40
Foreigners- INR 1000
No entry for children below 15 years of age
Open from: 30 Minutes before sunrise and closes 30 Minutes before sunset
Must see: Nighttime shows of the Taj Mahal
Built By: Shah Jahan
Built In: 1648

6. Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

 

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

 

A beautiful synthesis of Indian and Persian architecture, Humayun’s Tomb is one of the most famous and important places in India. Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum commissioned the building of this tomb for her husband in the 15th century. Arched alcoves, beautiful domes, elaborate corridors and kiosks – all make this monument a grandeur of Indian architecture. There is also a barber’s tomb at the southwestern side of the main tomb. It is one of the most famous tourist places in Delhi that one should certainly visit.

Interesting fact: Humayun’s Tomb was one of the main inspirations for the Taj Mahal.
Entry fee: Indians- INR 40
Foreigners- INR 510
Open from: 7 am to 7 pm (Closed on Fridays)
Must see:‘The Dormitory of the Mughals’ that has over 100 tombs of the Mughal emperors.
Built By: Mirak Mirza Ghiyath
Built In: 1572

7. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

A UNESCO world heritage site, it features a Victorian-Gothic style of architecture. It is a railway station of Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. Constructed in 1887, it is the headquarter of central railways. An iconic landmark of the financial hub of India, it looks timeless when compared with the rest of Mumbai. It is the place from where various long distance and short distance trains begin.

Interesting fact: It was built to commemorate the 50th birthday of Queen Victoria and took 10 years to be completed
Entry fee: N/A
Open: Always
Must see: You must take a train ride from CST to get the essence of Bombay.
Built By: Frederick William Stevens
Built In: 1888

8. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

 

Mehrangarh Fort

Commissioned by Rao Jodha in 1459, it is one of the biggest forts in India. There are 7 entrances in the complex which is nestled on a hill. Each gate was constructed at different times for different purposes. For example, the Vijay Gate was built to mark the win of King Man Singh over Bikaner and Jaipur. There is a Rose palace and a Glass Palace within the complex. This fort has been featured in a number of Bollywood and Hollywood movies as well.

Interesting fact: It is situated at an elevation of 410 m
Entry fee: Indian Citizens: INR 70 (without an audio guide); Others: INR 700 (With Audio)
Open from: 9 am to 5 pm
Must see: The seven gates and the smaller palace complexes.
Built By: Rao Jodha
Built In: 1459

 

9. Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Another famous fort in Rajasthan, it is famous for the majestic fort as well as the wildlife sanctuary. Built by King Kumbha, it falls under the care of the district of Rajasamand. It is also only 82 km from Udaipur, making it a great day trip if you are in the city. It is a major tourist attraction due to the the magnificent structure of the palace.

Interesting fact: The walls of Kumbhalgarh are the second longest in the world after the Great Wall of China
Entry fee: Rs 15 for nationals and SAARC tourists, Rs 200 for the rest
Open from: 9 am to 5pm
Must see: Kumbha Mahal, Badal Mahal, Hanuman Pol, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Built By: Rana Kumbha
Built In: 1458

 

10. Golden Temple, Punjab

 

Golden Temple

 

One of the most famous Gurudwara in the entire world, Sri Harmandir Sahib is one of the important spiritual places in India. While it has been around for a long while, it was rebuilt with pure gold and marble in 1830 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Located in the heart of Amritsar, it is visited by more than a hundred thousand pilgrims every day.

Interesting fact:
 Each day, over a hundred thousand people partake the Langar here
Entry fee: Free
Open from: Changes every month
Must see: Amrit Sarovar, Ramgarhia Bunga
Built By: Guru Ram Das
Built In: 1599

 

Thus, set out and explore the various historical places in India that are enriched with culture. Uncover the diversity of this magnificent country and some exquisite architectural beauty. From intricately decorated windows to massive sculptural inscriptions, all these monuments display artistic prowess at its best.Get lost in the ancient world of historic monuments as you explore the dynamic Indian heritage on your holiday in India.

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Which river is the city of Varanasi situated along?
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Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities, is situated along the banks of the Ganges River in Uttar Pradesh, India.
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