Historical Places In India


There are more than one hundred historical places in India. A place with historical importance would be one that is built at least a century ago. In India the places of historical importance can be divided into the places constructed during Mughal period, pre-Mughal period and during the British rule in India. However there are some post independence constructions that have gained importance like The Lotus Temple in New Delhi. This is a temple in the shape of Lotus with 27 petals and was completed in December 1986.


The historical places in India can be divided into the North Indian attractions and South Indian attractions. Any foreigner who is planning a tour of India to visit all these historical places in India may first see the North or South attractions and head over to the next. Any article on the historical places in India will be complete without a mention about one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. It was completed in 1630 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan bearing testimony to the toil of 20,000 workers working through 22 long years. It is dream in marble, a fairy tale, a symbol of love.


Some of the must see places in North India are Bodh Gaya, Nalanda and other Buddhist vihars and shrines of Bihar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate, and Tughladabad in and around Delhi, Elephanta caves in Maharashtra, Konark Sun Temple and the Leaning Temple of Huma in Orissa, palaces at Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikhri, Madhura and Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and Victoria memorial and other attractions in Calcutta in West Bengal.


Some of the historical places in South India are its age old temples. Mahabalipuram in Chennai along with its Shore Temple, Airavateswara Temple near Kumbakonam, Brahadiswara Temple in Thanjavur and Meenakshi Amman Temple  in Madurai are the historical places in Tamil Nadu, Bolgatty Palace in Ernakulam, Bishops House neart Cochin Fort, Dutch palace in Mattanchery built in 1555, Padmanabhapuram Palace at Thuckalai, Palakkad Fort and Vasco House are some of the places in and around Kerala.


Badami Caves, Bahamani Tombs in Bidar, Bangalore Palace built by Wodeyars, Bidar Fort, Fort of Seven Rounds  in Chitradurga, Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, Lotus Palace, Mysore Maharaja Palace and Vidhan Soudha are some of the historical places in Karnataka. Chanderi Fort, Datia Fort, Gwalior Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Jahaz Mahal, Jehan Numa Palace, Jhansi Fort, Khajuraho Temples, Laal Bagh Palace, Rai Praveen Mahal, Raja Mahal and Sanchi Stupa are some of the important historical places in India located in Madhya Pradesh.


The historical places in India can be classified as religious places and non-religious places. The temples, mosques, churches and Buddhist and Sikhs temples and shrines come under religious places. They are mainly built for worship but their art and architecture have gained historical importance. The palaces, forts, beautiful buildings and monuments fall under non-religious places. The historical places in India belonging to Mughal period are found in North India especially in and around Delhi and Agra. Plan your tour accordingly and enjoy!

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