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When it comes to history and cultural heritage and diversity, India jaisa koi nahi. Everything about this adobe of diverse cultures and languages existing peacefully together is unique and unparalleled. India has witnessed the rise and fall of several dynasties and glimpses of its rich past can be seen in every corner of the country.
5 Travel Destination in India That Are Soaked In Our Rich Historical Past
Red Fort – Delhi NCR Nestled in the heart of Old Delhi, this marvel from the Mughal era is known for its grandeur and architectural brilliance. Enclosed by massive red sandstone walls, you will find a complex of palaces, halls, gardens, baths and canals, balconies and mosques. When exploring historical places in Delhi, this is one site you cannot afford to miss.
India Gate – Delhi NCR Your trip to the capital is incomplete without going to India Gate. One of the most famous monuments of India, the India Gate was built as a war memorial for the British Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Amar Jawan Jyoti, another war memorial, was added later to honour the sacrifice of the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. India Gate is surrounded by lush lawns, beautiful fountains, wide roads and a pond nearby!
The Ruins of Hampi – Hampi, Karnataka Karnataka is home to several historical monuments of India and Hampi is probably one of the most popular ones. If you are an art and history buff, this is one place you cannot afford to miss. Hampi was once home to grand structures, forts and temples built during the Vijayanagar Dynasty. However, many of these structures were destroyed by regular invasions. Nevertheless, the masterful architect and the intricacy of craftsmanship are clearly visible in what remains of these structures.
Mysore Palace – Mysore, Karnataka One of the most famous historical places in India, the awe-inspiring beauty of the grand Mysore Palace seems too good to be true. Its intricately designed interiors, ornate ceilings, stained glass windows, jewelled corridors, and magnificent throne make Mysore Palace a must-visit destination. This 20th century edifice is an excellent example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The Mysore Palace is known for its grand Dussehra celebrations and light and sound show.
Gol Gumbaj – Bijapur, Karnataka This mausoleum was constructed in the 1th century and is the resting place of king Mohammad Adil Shah and his family. Gol Gumbaz is known for its magnificent Deccan Indo-Islamic architectural style. This grey basalt structure has the second largest dome in the world.
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