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Historical Places in India

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Historical Places in India

Indian subcontinent has history embedded in its every corner. Indian civilization has history dating back to the time of the Indus valley civilization now lying in ruins. Historical places in India comprise of all those locations that have brought the country to fame reflecting the grandeur of its past. Some of the historical places in India like Agra, home to Taj Mahal is among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is considered an excellent piece of architectural work and marble designs. The mausoleum dedicated by Shah Jahan to wife Mumtaz Mahal, stands as an epitome of love and romance. The rich history of Agra extends beyond the pillars of the Taj Mahal. You have the incredible Agra Fort, palace of Shah Jahan and Fatehpur Sikhri on the city outskirts. These monumental attractions count Agra among the top historical places in India.

Uttar Pradesh is another state having fascinating tales of the past. The city of Varanasi and Lucknow are particularly enthralling to the visitors. While, Varanasi is largely place known for its old temples. It is a pilgrimage site in India with thousands of Hindu followers making way to the Viswanath Shiv Temple every year during Shiv ratri and Annapurna puja in India.

You cannot miss touring Bodhgaya when you are planning to trip Uttar Pradesh. Situated in Bihar, Bodhgaya is a place for Buddhist pilgrims. You have the Maha Bodhi Temple here, the place where Lord Buddha gained enlightenment. You can opt for some Buddhist tour packages with and make a complete tour of all place of Buddhist interest. Tibet, Leh, Ladakh, Shimla, Sikkim, Ooty, and Darjeeling are few important places to tour in the country for followers of Buddhism.

The cities of Rajasthan have come to be popular among international tourists for varied reason. While some tourists remain glued to the forts and palaces, others are interested in exploring the Thar Desert on a camel. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Marwar, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, and Ajmer are notable destinations in Rajasthan having royal residences, palaces, havelis, forts, and old settlements. Golden Fort, Jaisalmer, Amer Fort of Jaipur, Meherengarh Fort in Jodhpur, and Dilwara Temple of Mount Abu let to relive history with ever visit.

State of Orissa has two main temples of great historic, religious, and architectural importance. The Konark Sun Temple built by King Narasimhadeva in the 13th century has the shape of a chariot drawn by seven horses. Jagannath Temple in Puri is another remarkable historical place for Hindus. Best time to visit Puri is during the Rath Yatra festival. You have international tourists thronging the place in large groups during Rath Yatra.