Historical Places in India
India is a land of great history and rich in culture and heritage. there is a large number of historical places for tourists destinations in India. Historical monuments have magnificent architecture and ancient structure and these monuments depict the tales of bravery of kings and battles. Here are some popular historical monuments which must visit by tourists.
1. Kumbhalgarh Fort: Kumbhalgarh Fort is situated in Rajsamand district in Rajasthan state in India. It is built by Rana Kumbha during the 15th century and it is the birthplace of the Maharana Pratap who is the great king of Mewar. It is the most important fort in Mewar region after Kumbhalgarh and also includes in UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are almost 360 temples inside the fort in which 300 temples are of Jain religion. It is also known as Badal Mahal or the Palace of Cloud.
2. Rani ki Vav: Rani ki Vav is a complex structure constructed stepwell in Gujrat state on the bank of Saraswati River. It was built by a widowed queen Udayamati in memory of her husband king Bhimdev I. It is registered in UNESCO world heritage site. It is a complex Maru--Gurjara architectural style included with temples, seven layers of stairs and many sculptures and 27m deep from the ground level. It is also called the Queen’s Stepwell.
3. Qutub Minar: Qutub Minar is one of the most visited historical places in India. It is one of the tallest minarets in India which is 240 feet high tall tapering tower of five storeys, 47 feet base diameter, situated in Delhi, India. It has magnificent Indo-Muslim architecture and also included in UNESCO World Heritage site. It's construction started by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, and later it was completed by his son-in-law Iltutmish further three storeys. Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque is the first mosque to be built in India, at the foot of the Qutub Minar.
4. Chittor Fort: It is also called the Chittorgarh, one of the largest Forts in India, also included in UNESCO World Heritage site. It is situated in Chittorgarh town of Rajasthan state in India, lies on the Berach River and it was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. This Fort was attacked by Allaudin Khilji who had a desire of Queen Padmini of Chittor. In the result, Queen Padmini and women of court sacrificed their lives in fire rather than submit to Allaudin Khilji that was called 'Jauhar'. It covers an area of 700 acres and there is two major attraction of this fort are Kirti Stambh and Vijaya Stambh. Apart from these, there are Jain and Hindu temples, gardens and many beautiful palaces within the premises of the Fort.