This universe is filled with some really amazing wonders, some of which are resolved while some of which are still remains unresolved. Some wonders are there which we can see while some are there which we can just feel. India is that wonder country whose aura can be felt as well as can be seen on the same hand. Rich in culture, traditions, values and heritage, India is that country which is quite famous among the travellers.
Travellers from all over the world love to travel through this beautiful country on their India tourism and enjoy the marvelous monuments which are also considered as the heritage sites while some are listed as the UNESCO world heritage sites. Here in this post we are going to discuss about the best historical monuments in India whose unique architecture, intrigue carvings and perfect craftsmanship will make anyone fall in love with them. Lets’ jump back in time and get glimpse of bygone royal era of the country name India.
- Taj Mahal – An Epitome of Love
- Mysore Palace
- Ruins of Hampi – Love for Intrigue Architectural Style
- Khajuraho Temples – Shrines of Erotic Sculptures
- Orchha – Best of Bundela Art and Architecture
- Brihadeeswarar Temple –Beautiful Piece of Chola’s Architectural Style
- Kumbhalgarh Fort – An Invincible Fort
1. Taj Mahal – An Epitome of Love
The first thing that comes to mind thinking about Taj Mahal is “Wow”, exactly that’s the emotion which one get filled with. Taj Mahal is a beautiful place which is not only listed among UNESCO world heritage sites but is also featuring among one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Taj Mahal in Synopses
1. Taj Mahal was built by fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of her beloved 14th wife Mumtaz Mahal.
2. It is one of its kind architecture whose design is inspired by many pre-built monuments of India.
3. The Making of Taj Mahal includes more than 1000 elephants and more than 20000 men power.
4. Taj Mahal seems as if it is changing its hues in different time of the day.
5. Taj Mahal plays a major role in Golden Triangle Tour Packages.
Best Time To Visit – Months between September to March
Timings – 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM
NOTE – Taj Mahal remains close on Friday
Suggested Tour: 4 Nights 5 Days Taj Mahal Tour Package
2. Mysore Palace
Witness of India’s intriguing and plush history Mysore Palace is an amazing and spectacular monument in India that is quite popular among the tourists. Formerly been the house of the kings of Wodeyar rulers for more than 700 years, today palace is visited by more than 2.7 million visitors every year.
Mysore Palace in Synopses
1. The Palace was built by rulers of Woodeyar dynasties between 1898 to 1912.
2. The Palace is a finest example of the blend of Hindu, Gothic, Islamic and Rajputi architectural style.
3. Blockbuster Bollywood movie “Mehbooba” starring Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna was shot in this palace.
4. There are amazing rooms, halls and pavilions in the palace, among which Public Durbar Hall is a prominent one. There are many shrines dedicated to various Gods.
Best Time To Visit – Months of July and March
Timings – 10 AM to 5:30 PM
NOTE – Amba Palace illuminated with 97000 electric bulbs daily from 7 PM to 7:45 PM
3. Ruins of Hampi – Love for Intrigue Architectural Style
Monuments of Hampi are the most fascinating structures that one can visit during their South India tourism. The beauty of these ruins is such that it will leave you spell-bounded. Listed among UNESCO world heritage sites, Hampi was once the richest cities in the world in its hay days. This quiet area of Hampi is compact with royal residence, temples, towers, roads and statues which are spread in a huge area.
Hampi in Synopses
1. The ruins of Hampi are having Vittala Temple compacting with 56 melodic columns which are called musical pillars.
2. It is believed that the Hampi was dates back to 1st century. The city of Hampi was under Ashoka Kingdom in 3rd Century BC.
3. The Museum in the town is incorporated with many pictures of Durga, Lakshmi and Lord Narsimha.
4. Hazara Ram Temple in Hampi is a prominent attraction. It is claimed to be present since the time of Ram and Krishna’s era.
Best Time To Visit –Monsoon months between June and August
Timings – 10 AM to 5 PM
NOTE – The site remains closed on Fridays.
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4. Khajuraho Temples – Shrines of Erotic Sculptures
The ancient temple of Khajuraho is famous for its sensuous and erotic carvings. It is located in the small town of Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh. Generally Madhya Pradesh is famous for Wildlife tourism in India due to the presence of numerous of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. But there are many places which are also famous in the state one among those places is temples of Khajuraho. These temples are the beautiful example of the Indian architecture of the medieval period where the erotic carvings depict the innocent form of love in an aesthetic way.
Khajuraho Temples in Synopses
1. These temple were built in between 950 – 1050 AD under Chandela Dynasty.
2. The carvings on the wall show vivid forms of meditations, kinship, wrestling, royalty and erotic art.
3. It is included under UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
4. Lakshman Temple, Panna National Park, Kanndariya Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta Temple are some of the prominent tourist attractions around Khajuraho.
Best Time To Visit – Months from September to February
Timings – 8 AM to 6 PM
NOTE – Matangeshwar Temple opens from 6 AM to 10 PM
Suggested Tour: 10 Nights 11 Days Delhi Jaipur Khajuraho Tour Package
5. Orchha – Best of Bundela Art and Architecture
One of the most beautiful and intrigue piece of architecture Orchha is small yet spectacular town which runs the Betwa River. The meaning of Orchha is the hidden place and still today the town is being less explored by many. This hidden charm is located near Jhansi and Khajuraho at a distance of 16 km and 170 km respectively. The huge Orchha Fort complex is a major attraction of your North India tourism in Madhya Pradesh. This complex is divided into three parts: The Raj Mahal, The Rai Praveen Mahal and the Chaturbhuj Temple.
Orchha in Synopsis
1. Founded in 16th century, The Orchha is located on the banks Betwa river which is further splits into seven channels.
2. The Raj Mahal in fort is filled with many murals which depicts religious beliefs and themes.
3. Rai Praveen Mahal is dedicated to musician and poetess, Rai Praveen.
4. There are many wall paintings in Orchha and the Laxminarayan Temple is another must-visit place.
Best Time To Visit – Months between January to March and October to December
Timings –10 AM to 6 PM
NOTE –Do River Rafting in Orchha which is one of the most important things to do in Orchha.
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6. Brihadeeswarar Temple –Beautiful Piece of Chola’s Architectural Style
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Brihadeeswarar Temple is one of the most prominent temples which are also called Raja Raheswara Temple or Periya Kovil. The temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old which make this temple a historical heritage of the country. It is also listed among UNESCO declared world heritage sites. People on the Temple tours in India also visit this beautiful temple which is located on the banks of river.
Brihadeeswarar Temple in Synopses
1. The temple was built by Raja Chola I in 1010AD and is famous for a huge tower above the sanctum.
2. The main deity has Natraj form of Lord Shiva (dancing form) with idol of Nandi made up of single stone.
3. The architecture of this temple is built in such as way that its shadow never falls on the ground at noon.
4. Brihadeeswarar Temple is the first temple in the world built with granite and the interesting thing is that, the granite is not found in 100 Km radius.
Best Time To Visit – Months between September to March
Timings – 6 AM to 12:30 PM and 4 PM to 8:30 PM
NOTE – Musical pillars in temple produce various sounds when tapped.
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Suggested Tour: 6 Nights 7 Days South India Temple Tour Package
7. Kumbhalgarh Fort – An Invincible Fort
Declared as UNESCO world heritage site, Kumbhalgarh is a prominent tourist attraction which is listed among the five hill forts of Rajasthan. The most important thing about this fort is that, it is located near Udaipur which make you visit to this charming monument easily when you would be on your Udaipur Tourism. Located at an elevation of 1914 m Kumbhalgarh Fort is featuring as the second largest and important fort of Mewar after Chittorgarh Palace. The fort is surrounded by 13 elevated mountain peaks and is boasted on the top most ridges in the area.
Kumbhalgarh in Synopsis
1. The fort was built in 15th century by Rana Kumbha and is merely 4 km away from Udaipur.
2. The fort complex is consists of various palaces, temples and gardens and huge seven gates, seven rampart and a huge watch tower.
3. This place is also known as the birth place of brave Rajputi King Maharana Pratap. He took birth in Badal Mahal of this fort complex.
4. The huge walls of the fort overlooks to the sand dunes of Thar Desert.
Best Time To Visit –Months between October to February
Timings – 9 AM to 6 PM
NOTES –The walls of the Kumbhalgarh are the second largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China.
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