Historical Places and Monuments

10 Places to Visit in India for The History Aficionados

The best thing about historical places is that we can see and imagine what it would be like to live 100 years ago. Those who have always found the stories of kings and queens fascinating can find out how they lived when they were alive. And when you are in India, there is no dearth of such options. All that you need to do is to make your plan, pack your bags and start a road trip to famous historical places in India. So, let us not take any more time and quickly discuss some of them here today.

10 Best Historical Places in India

1. Taj Mahal, Agra

If you are looking for the top 10 historical places in India with names, then the Taj Mahal has to be one of them. You will fall in love with this symbol of love at first sight, for sure. It took 22 years to complete this beautiful structure. Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, and today it is visited by tourists from all across the world. Some of the visitors appreciate the architecture, while others are history aficionados. 

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening and closing time: An hour before sunrise and 45 before sunset

2. Red Fort, Delhi

The construction of Red Fort was started in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. This structure was also built by Shah Jahan as he shifted the capital from Agra to Delhi. Back then, Red Fort used to be called Qila-e-Mubarak. Today, the President of India delivers his speech on Republic Day at Red Fort.  This is a great option for the history aficionados who love exploring historical places in the country.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening and closing time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

3. Qutub Minar, Delhi

One of the unique places to visit in India, which is especially known for its historical monuments, is Delhi. And once you are in Delhi, you must visit Qutub Minar. You can find verses and carvings in Arabic and Nagari. The monument was named after Qutb-ud-din Aibak, who was the first Muslim ruler in the North India region.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening and closing time: 7 am to 5 pm

4. Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi

Located in Sanchi near Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh, Sanchi Stupa was built over the relics of Gautam Buddha. It is a hemispherical brick structure that is 54 feet high. You can find carvings here which say several things about the life of Buddha. It is a great place for history lovers as they can get to know about Buddha and his life.

  • Best time to travel: December to March
  • Opening and closing time: 6.30 am to 6.30 pm

5. Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho Temples are a group of temples that are popular for architecture, history, love, passion, and human imagination.  There are a total of 85 temples spread across 20 square kilometers. These temples are dedicated to two religions in the country, which are Hinduism and Jainism. These temples were built by the Chandelas.

  • Best time to travel: November to March
  • Opening and closing time: 8 am to 6 pm

6. Ajanta Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

These are rock-cut caves and date back to the 2nd century BC. These caves are dedicated to three religions in India, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. To reach these caves, you have to park your car near the Gateway of India and take a boat ride to Ajanta Ellora caves.

  • Best time to travel: November to March
  • Opening and closing time: 9 am to 5 pm

7. Sun Temple, Konark

Also called Black Pagoda, Konark Sun Temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Surya. The temple is located on the banks of the Bay of Bengal. The temple is built in an angular format and is one of the most popular Sun Temples among all the sun temples in the country.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening and closing time: 6 am to 8 pm

8. Hampi

The city of Hampi is at its ruins but you can still witness several locations here that speak several things about the Vijayanagar Empire. The city is filled with ancient temples, monuments, year-old palaces, etc. If you are visiting the city in November, you will even be able to be a part of the Vijaya Utsav.

  • Best time to travel: October to March
  • Opening and closing time: NA

9. Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya is one of the four holy grounds of Buddhism. It is believed that Buddha attained enlightenment under a fig tree at this spot. The Bodhi tree that you can find here is the descendant of the Fog tree. The temple was built in the 3rd century BC by Ashoka. You will be able to witness the huge statue of Buddha here in which he is touching the Earth with his right hand.

  • Best time to travel: October to February
  • Opening and closing time: 5 am to 9 pm

10. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

Victoria Memorial is one of the most important monuments of India that you must visit at least once. The idea of the monument was offered by back then Viceroy Lord Curzon; however, the actual design was brought into the picture by Sir William Emerson. You can find several paintings here that were made by many artists from several corners of the world.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Opening and closing time: 5.30 am to 6.15 pm

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