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13 Best Heritage Monuments in India

Heritage, the sites which is boasting the beauty of the past, which is holding the grandeur of bygone royal era and which depicts some untold stories from the glorious past of the particular place. These heritage sites are now the prominent tourist attractions. In the country like India, one can find a plethora of heritage sites which are interestingly built with various architectural styles depicting the unique style of a particular dynasty. These sites bring lots of excitement to your india tourism.

Heritage Monuments in India

Heritage Monuments in India

Here in this post we are going to discuss about various yet charming monuments of India visiting which will be a pleasing experience for you all. Get ready to explore these marvelous heritage monuments in India.

  1. Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra
  2. Amber Fort in Jaipur
  3. Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan
  4. Fatehpur Sikri in Agra
  5. Nalanda University in Bihar
  6. Pattadakal Group of Monuments in Karnataka
  7. Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh
  8. Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya
  9. Golconda Fort in Telangana
  10. Gomateshwara Monolith in Dharamshala
  11. Sun Temple in Konark
  12. Lake Palace in Udaipur
  13. Rani Ki Vav in Gujarat

1. Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves are one of the ancient monuments in India which dates back to 2nd Century BC. These temples are the series of 29 Buddhist caves which are considered as the best masterpieces of Buddhist art in India. These caves were used by the Buddhist monks as a prayer hall in 9th century. Next time when you would be on your Mumbai tours do not miss visiting this marvelous structure.

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2. Amber Fort in Jaipur

Amber Fort in Jaipur

Amber Fort in Jaipur

A significant fort of Rajasthan, Amber fort is one of the most prominent tourist attractions and is listed among the best forts of Rajasthan which you can visit during Rajasthan tourism. Amber was previously served as the capital of Rajasthan before Jaipur. Built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, Amber Fort is located beside Lake Maota. This beautiful lake was once served as the major source of water to Amber Fort. With the perfect blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural style the fort is compact with various palace, halls and temples which enhance the beauty of the fort. Sheesh Mahal, Amba Mata Temple and Jai Mandir are major attractions of Fort which you can visit during your Jaipur tourism.

Read Also: Amber Fort Jaipur – Entry Fees, Visiting Timings, Architecture

Suggested Tour: Jaipur Day Tours

3. Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan

Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan

Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan

Famous for chivalry and courage from the brave queen of Chittorgarh, the Chittorgarh Fort is an epitome of Rajputi architectural style. This is one of the largest forts of India. This massive fort still depicts the rich Rajputi culture and values which still echoes in its walls. Famous for the Jauhar of Rani Padmavati, the fort has its own place. Visiting this grand fort under the Rajasthan tour package will be a pleasing experience. The fort dates back to 7th century. The major highlights of the fort are 84 water bodies around it, its huge and magnificent Vijay Stambh and the Kirti Stambh. Along with this Gaumukh Reservoir, Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace is other major attraction of this palace.

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4. Fatehpur Sikri in Agra

Fatehpur Sikri in Agra

Fatehpur Sikri in Agra

Famous as a prominent gateway from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a beautiful place which is compacting with various stories from Mughal era during of Akbar reign. Agra day tours are consisting with this historical site as a prominent place to be visited. Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of Mughals during Akbar reign. The complex is consisting of spectacular palaces, marvelous halls and amazing mosques. Some of the other major attractions of this place include Buland Darwaza, Diwan-i-Khas, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Salim Chisti and many more. Being a prominent part of North India tour Packages, Fatehpur Sikri is a must visit place if you are a history lover.

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5. Nalanda University in Bihar

Nalanda University in Bihar

Nalanda University in Bihar

A place where Gautam Buddha himself visited, Nalanda University is a beautiful site with rich Buddhist history. This university was founded in 5th century AD and has been the seat of learning. According to the historians, the university used to have around 200 teachers and more than 10000 students from all across the Buddhist world. This university was flourished from 5th to 12th century. The university has been a witness of various attacks and excavations which led this educational hub to nothing in present era. Yet one can feel the same charm of the bygone Nalanda Era during your visit to this beautiful place.

6. Pattadakal Group of Monuments in Karnataka

Pattadakal Group of Monuments in Karnataka

Pattadakal Group of Monuments in Karnataka

Located in the south Indian state of Karnataka, Pattadakal group of monument is located in the Bagalkot district. These monuments hold an important place in South India tourism. It is also listed among UNESCO declared world heritage sites. These beautiful clusters of 10 temples are the perfect blend of northern and southern style of architectural style carved with the various stories of Indian epic Mahabharata and Ramayana. Next time on you’re during your south India tour package, do visit this breathtaking monument.

7. Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh

Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh

Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is likely known for various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks which make your Indian wildlife tours a memorable one. Yet the state is famous for various heritage sites and monuments among which Stupa of Sanchi are the prominent one. Included among UNESCO world heritage sites, Sanchi Stupa is a perfect craftsmanship of post Mauryan architectural style. The Stupa was commissioned by emperor Ashok in 3rd Century BC. The main attraction of the stupa includes semi-spherical dome, pradakshina path, toranas and many more. Vivid style of stone carving and narrative art are the major highlights of Sanchi Stupa.

Suggested Tour: 10 Nights 11 Days Enthralling Madhya Pradesh Tour

8. Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya

Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya

Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya

With the colossal image of seated Buddha, the Buddhist temples, is listed among the ancient Buddhist temples built with brick. The fine piece of brick artwork outside the temple showcases the scenes from the life of Buddha. Depicting the supreme enlightenment, the temple is compact with the huge image of seated Buddha. The railing that surrounds the temple is featuring among the oldest elements of Mahabodhi temple.

9. Golconda Fort in Telangana

Golconda Fort in Telangana

Golconda Fort in Telangana

Served as the principal capital of Qutub dynasty Golconda Fort is one of the most amazing forts in India. It was built in year 1143 by Rajah of Warangal and fortified between 14th to 17th centuries by Bahmani Sultans of Qutub dynasty. The fort is consists with various palaces, mosques and a hill top pavilion from where one can savor a breathtaking bird eye view of other buildings. Located in Hyderabad near Hussain Sagar Lake Golconda Fort is a prominent tourist attraction comes under South India tours.

10. Gomateshwara Monolith in Dharamshala

Gomateshwara Monolith in Dharamshala

Gomateshwara Monolith in Dharamshala

Featuring a one of the major Jain pilgrimage sites Gomateshwara Monolith is located at Shravanabelagola in Karnataka. The monument was built in 10th century by Chamindaraya who used to serve as the minister and commander of the Ganga dynasty. This huge monolithic statue of Gomateshwara is 60 ft high. The statue during the Maha Mastak Abhishek festival is bathed with pure ghee, milk, curd and saffron and gold coins. This festival held once in 12 years.

11. Sun Temple in Konark

Sun Temple in Konark

Sun Temple in Konark

Also known as the temple of Konark, the Sun Temple is one of the finest masterpieces of Indian architectural style. The temple was built in 13th century by King Narasimhadeva in the shape of Chariot which is pulling God Sun to heaven pulled by seven horses. The temple is also listed among the UNESCO declared World Heritage Site.

12. Lake Palace in Udaipur

Lake Palace in Udaipur

Lake Palace in Udaipur

One of the prominent tourist attractions in Udaipur, Lake Palace is the place where you can enjoy the charismatic beauty of shimmering lakes of Udaipur along with the exciting historical monuments. People on their Udaipur tours love to explore the famous Lake Palace. This white marble palace was built in Maharana Jai Singh in 1746.  Filled with several exotic rooms compacting with carved arches, paintings, crystal work, stained glass work makes this palace more interesting.

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13. Rani Ki Vav in Gujarat

Rani Ki Vav in Gujarat

Rani Ki Vav in Gujarat

This newly declared UNESCO world heritage sites; Rani Vav is the 11th century step-well which is situated on the bank of Saraswati River. The step-well was constructed by Rani Udayamati in 1050 AD in the memory of her deceased husband Bhimdev. The step-well is divided into seven levels with sculptural panels. Below the last step of the well, there used to be a gate which led to the 30 km long tunnel.

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