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From royal palaces, peaceful shrines, majestic forts to ancient monuments, there are scores of historical places in India that are bound to bewitch you. This rich history of India speaks volumes about the country’s glorious past. A visit to these places in India is a must for all art and history lovers who yearn for a taste of the rich culture of India.

No talk of famous historical places in India can begin without mentioning the Taj Mahal of Agra. Zillions of travelers from around the world flock to Agra every year to bask in the grandeur of the Seventh Wonder of the World and an important UNESCO Heritage Site. While here, one can also check out the stunning architecture of the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

Other sites in the top 10 historical places of India include the royal palaces and forts of Rajasthan, The Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur; Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur; the grand havelis in Jaisalmer; Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner; and Neemrana Fort in Neemrana, are some of the most attractive examples of India’s royal heritage.

Delhi is also an important centre of historical tourism in India. Monuments like the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, and Humayun’s Tomb are great example of the skilled masonry of olden times. Other than these, the Ajanta and Ellora caves of Maharashtra and the Khajuraho temples and Sanchi Stupa of Madhya Pradesh are some of the most stunning masterpieces of architecture ever built, along with being significant centres of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.

Among other examples of heritage tourism in India are the Konark temple of Orissa and the ancient ruins of Hampi, which enchant all travelers with their intricate carvings and detailed masonry, often referred to as ‘magic in stone’! Mahabodhi temples in Bodh Gaya, Bihar is one of the key Buddhist structures in India, not just for its significance in Hindu mythology but also because of its one-of-a-kind architecture that attracts pilgrims from India and other Buddhist nations.

The Victoria Memorial in Kolkata and Gateway of India in Mumbai are not just remarkable pieces of colonial architecture in India, but also important reminders of our magnificent past. Head over to these historical places of India and live India’s greatest moments in history!


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I must compliment these two persons as I disturbed them a lot and they basically stayed connected with me the entire trip. Both of them were very courteous and we're extremely helpful. Not only that once the trip started on 6th they made a WhatsApp group with many other people who were my point of help in Bhutan. That really helped. So now the details of my trip: We reached NJP on 6th at about 11am. On 5th itself I was given the details of driver who was waiting for us before our arrival. Car was WagonR. After a quick lunch at Teesta Barrage we started our journey towards Phuentsholing. The road goes through Hasimara- Alipurduar- Jaigaon. Road was comparatively good. The entire journey took is about 4-5 hrs. Road goes through Lush green forest in Hasimara. Huge Tea Estates in Jaigaon Alipurduar. Scene was worth capaturing. You can see groups of women plucking tea leaves. When you reach Jaigaon you can see the Mountains on distant horizons which indicates that you are nearing Bhutan border. The entire trip was very comfortable. Just as you enter Bhutan there are few things which is bound to falls in your notice. One the population-crowd ( Entire population of Bhutan is approximately 7.5 lacs only) and temperature suddenly and significantly goes down. Buildings have distinct architecture. Very little cars on road therefore zero pollution, air quality improves. Lots of trees which are not deforested for urbanisation or otherwise. Roads are butter smooth and well maintained and finally but not lastly no garbage on streets. Bhutanese people in their native clothes Gho (clothes worn by the men) and Kira(worn by Women). Bhutanese people are highly sensitive about cleanliness of not only their own homes but also their country which in my opinion is commendable. So we finally reached Phuentsholing checked in Hotel Alem. It's perched on a hilltop. 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