Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Most Important Historical Landmarks of India

India is a living example of cultural and geographical kaleidoscope and the perfect destination for an exotic vacation. There are numerous historical landmarks in the country that are unique and stand as an identity of the nation which is a must see for anyone coming to India.

The Famous Indian Historical Landmarks Old Goa Churches,The Taj Mahal, Qutab minar, Charminar, Red fort and Jantar mantar are the few most visited Heritage Sites in India. These Historical Landmarks are the only wealth of Indian tourism along with other World Heritage Sites and Nature tourism places like wild parks and ancient temples of south India.                      

Gateway of India

One of the grand and magnificent historical landmarks of Mumbai, the Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of the British Monarch, King George V and Queen Mary. The Gateway of India is one of the hot spots of Mumbai city. The Gateway of India is a massive archway on the Apollo Bunder.

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, a beautiful white marble Monument located in the city of Agra on the banks of the holy river Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Taj Mahal is the finest example of combines elements of Mughal,Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles and amazing symbol . It is one of the eight wonders of the world and the jewel of Muslim art in India. Fatehpur Sikri is another historic site in the state, the first planned city of the Mughals.


The charminar Hyderabad’s best known historical landmark was built 1591 by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah to appease the force of evil savaging his new city with epidemic and plague. Standing in the heart of the old walled city and surround by lively bazaars, the charminar (‘four tower’) is a 56m high triumphal arch.

Khajuraho Temples

Khajuraho Temples are one of the  best temples among the most beautiful medieval monuments in the country. These temples were built by the Chandella ruler. It was the golden period of Chandella rulers. It is presumed that it was every Chandella ruler has built at least one temple in his lifetime. So all Khajuraho Temples are not constructed by any single Chandella ruler but Temple building was a tradition of Chandella rulers and followed by almost all rulers of Chandella dynasty.

Red Fort

Red Fort Built in 17th-century the fort was constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan to serve as the residence for the Mughal Emperors in old Delhi and also a great reason to move his capital from Agra to delhi to provide more opportunity to his interests. Till 1857, Delhi served as the capital of the Mughals and red fort as the centre of governance. The construction of the Fort began in 1638 and was completed by 1648.

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