Top 10 most Famous Historical Places in India

India is a country known worldwide for its rich cultural and architectural heritage. So many rulers ruled India and constructed beautiful monuments which commemorates the story behind it.

These monuments include forts, palaces, temples, minarets, mosque, buildings, village etc.

These monuments adds to the beauty of India and even after the passage of time, they attract millions of people due to its charismatic architecture. Here is the list of Top 10 most Famous Historical Places in India:

1. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is made up of while marbles, also known as the monument of love across the world. It is among the seven wonders of the world and considered as the jewel of Muslim art in the country, as its beauty cannot be expressed in words.

The Taj Mahal was constructed by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beautiful beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The workers were recruited from the whole nation which included sculptors, craftsmen, artisans, calligraphers and its construction took around 20 years to complete (1632 – 1653).

Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh

2. Golden Temple

Golden Temple

Golden Temple is the holy Sikh Gurudwara, which a religious place created not only for the people belonging to the Sikh community but it is a symbol of brotherhood as its four entrances represents that people of any religion, creed, race are cordially welcomed here.

It was constructed under the leadership of Guru Arjan in 1604. The famous holy epic of Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib was also firstly put in the temple after its compilation.

Location: Amritsar, Punjab

3. India Gate

India GateThis photo of India Gate is courtesy of TripAdvisor

India Gate is a famous historical place in India, which memorializes the 80,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the First World War fighting for the British Army. India Gate is an important landmark in Delhi and known for the feeling of Patriotism.

India Gate was built in the year 1921 and beneath the India Gate exists a flame which is always seen ignited, known as Amar Jawan Jyoti. It commemorates all those Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives in the war of 1971.

Location: Rajpath, New Delhi

4. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is placed at 4th in the list of top 10 famous historical places in India. Qutub Minar is remarked as another great masterpiece of Mughal Architecture in India, which is made up of red sandstone and marbles.

The construction of Qutub Minar was started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and after his death, its construction was by Iltutmish and later by Firoz Shah Tughlaq.

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi

5. Red Fort

Red FortThis photo of Red Fort (Lal Quila) is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Red Fort is among the renowned monuments in the country, which is made up of red sandstones. Its original name is Qila-I-Mubarak and also spelled as Lal Qila.

The construction of Red Fort was started by Shahjahan in the year 1638. Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Hammam and Rang Mahal are some of the major attractions of the fort.

Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

6. Gateway of India

Gateway of India

Gateway of India is positioned at number 6 in the list of top 10 famous historical places in India. It is among the unique monuments in India and situated next to the Arabian Sea. Gateway of India is made up of yellow basalt and concrete and its design depicts some of the best architectural style.

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

7. Mysore Palace

Mysore PalaceThis photo of Mysore Maharajah’s Palace (Amba Vilas) is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Next on this list is Mysore Palace, which is one of the most visited historical places in India. Mysore Palace is the center of attraction of the city and well known for its interior and architecture. It is the most luxurious and largest palace among all the palaces prevalent in Mysore.

It is also known as Amba Vilas palace and was the royal residence of Wadiyar (Emperor of Mysore).

Location: Sayyaji Rao Road, Mysore, Karnataka

8.  Charminar

CharminarThis photo of Charminar is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Charminar is the most visited historical places in situated in Hyderabad and was constructed in the year 1591. Charminar is an important landmark of Hyderabad and depicts a combination of Indo-Islamic architecture style.

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana

9. Hawa Mahal

Hawa MahalThis photo of Hawa Mahal – Palace of Wind is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Hawa Mahal stands at 9th in the list of top 10 famous historical places in India. Hawa Mahal was built with the objective to enable the ladies of the royal families to view the life of the city

Hawa Mahal was constructed in the year 1799 and has a great historical importance.

Location: Badi Chopar, Jaipur, Rajasthan

10. Hampi

HampiThis photo of Hampi is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Last on this list of top 10 historical places in India is Hampi, an historical site in India, which was once the capital of Vijaynagar Empire. Hampi is a village in Karnataka, which has a great importance in the history of India.

Location: Karnataka

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