Published Date: November 2, 2022
India is a land of rich history, needless to say, with a sound legacy of heritage, traditions, cultures, races and communities all boiling in a cauldron of spirituality and religiousness. Historical sightseeing in India forms the chunk of the revenue coming out of tourism. This blog will try to cover some of the most popular historical places in India. Remember there are far too many places to cover, but out here we’re restricting them down to only the famous historical holiday places in India, as not all historical places account for a holiday tour.
- Taj Mahal, Agra
We all know that Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world and is the no.1 historical tourist places in India, in terms of the number of visitors. Built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his most beloved ‘Begum’ or wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is icing in the cake when it comes to the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. It took about 22 years to complete this splendid structure. According to trusted historical sources, Shah Jahan had also wanted to build another historical monument duplicating the Taj, on the opposite side of the original structure, but couldn’t start the construction due to financial constraints and the rising power of his son and future Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, who imprisoned him for the rest of his life.
- The Red Fort, New Delhi
The Red Fort, or more popularly known as ‘Lal Qila’ in India, located in the capital city of India is another famous historical place in India, built by Emperor Shah Jahan. It stands to reason why the Indian Independence day is celebrated at this very place as its stands tall and magnificent. You can marvel at the grandeur of the fort and the massive enclosing walls. Built between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort encloses the Naubat Khana, the Diwan-i-Am, and the Diwan-i-Khas, to name a few.
- Thanjai Periya Kovil
The Thanjai Periya Kovil, also known as the Peruvudaiyar or Rajarajeshvaram Kovil, is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva, located in Thanjavur in Tamilnadu. Situated on the banks of the river Cauvery, the temple was raised by one of the greatest Tamil rulers, Raja Raja Chola 1, also known as Arulmozhivarman. The Marathas, after their conquest of the temple, named it the ‘Brihadeeswara’. Built between 1003 and 1010, this imposing temple celebrated its 1000th year in 2010, and serves as an example of the original Dravidian architecture. A must visit historical place in India.
- Mysore Palace
Also known as Amba Vilas Palace, the Mysore Palace served as the royal residence of the erstwhile Wadiyar dynasty. Situated in Mysuru in the state of Karnataka, the place is ideally located at the heart of the city, and faces the Chamundi Hills on the eastern side. Dubbed as the ‘City of Palaces’, the city has seven palaces, in addition to this one. However, the Mysore Palace is one of the most popular Indian historical places on account of its popularity.
- Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal, also dubbed as the ‘Palaces of Breeze’, serves as the extension to the Jaipur Royal City Palace. A remarkable construction, it has 953 windows or ‘jharokhas’ ornately built into the palace’s honeycomb design. Besides serving as a window for the royal household women to discreetly witness the events happening outside of the palace, the windows maintain the temperature of the palace keeping it cool and airy. Looking to travel to the above-mentioned historical places in India, get in touch with team Starline Travels, one of the best travel agencies in India.