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http://famoustourplacesinindia.tumblr.com/ ,India is consisting of 28 states and four major religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. India is one such country whose past is steep in great historical events. The cultural heritage of this land has been like a single pot where diverse religions and empires of various rulers came together and melted into one.

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									Some of the Finest and Awesome Historical Places in India
India is 7th largest country located in south asia and 2nd largest country by population. India is
consisting of 28 states and four major religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. India
is one such country whose past is steep in great historical events. The cultural heritage of this
land has been like a single pot where diverse religions and empires of various rulers came
together and melted into one. The countryside has been blessed with the remarkable marks of
such historical blends. The historical places in India ranks prestigiously among the topmost
World Heritage sites.

A visit to these historical places will provide you with a scope of delving deep into the pages of
your history books and to explore the ancient eras. These spots comprises of several world
famous forts, monuments, temples, wild life sanctuaries, hill stations as well as captivating
tourist spots. These famous destinations depict interesting stories about both the creation and
the creator. Tourists from all over the world visit this land to discover the beautiful cities and
states that it comprises of.

Taj Mahal
The city of Agra was the regal capital of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Shah Jahan. He
built the good-looking mausoleum - the Taj Mahal - for his consort Mumtaz Mahal after her
death in 1631. Agra also has a lot of other Mughal monuments - the Agra Fort, the tomb of
Itimad-ud-Daulah, and Akbar's fort at Sikandra close to Agra that make a visit to this historical
place in Uttar Pradesh, India, a must see on your tour of the historical places in India.

Lotus Temple
The modern capital of India - New Delhi was built in the site of an ancient imperial capital.
Originally the capital of the Tomara clan in the 11th century A.D, Delhi was later the capital of the
Delhi sultanate, the strong Mughal Empire and of the British in India. Monuments of Prithviraj
Chauhan, the Lodi Tombs, and the Siri Fort of Allauddin Khilji, The Red Fort, Jama Masjid and
Humayun's Tomb from Mughal times and Rashtrapati Bhawan and assembly House built in
British times are all monuments you would see on your tour of Delhi - one of the most charming
historical places in India.

Caves of Ajanta Ellora
if you want to see the real charm of the Indian architectural legacy then you must pay a visit to
the Ajanta Ellora caves. It hails its existence in the Aurangabad city of Maharashtra; and is part
of the Aurangabad tourism. Ellora comprises of 34 caves; whereas the number goes down to 29
for Ajanta. The magnificence of the U-shaped gorge enhances the picturesque effect.This is the
most awesome historical places in India.
Qutub Minar
About 15 km south of Delhi, in Mehrauli, this 238 feet and 1 inch high Minar has been referred
to as "one of the wonders of world". This soaring tower of victory was built immediately after the
defeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in Delhi. Qutb-ud-din Aibak laid its foundation in 1200 A.D.
Iltutmish added three more storeys. After damaged by lightning in 1368 A.D. Firuz Shah Tughlaq
rebuilt the fourth story, added the fifth and a harp shaped cupola. A doorway in each storey
opens to its own balcony.

Hampi
Now a laid back village, Hampi was once the last capital of Vijayanagar, one of the greatest
Hindu empires in India’s history. It has some extremely captivating ruins, intriguingly
intermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape. The ruins, which date back
to the 14th century, stretch for just over 25 kilometers (10 miles) and comprise more than 500
monuments. An incredible energy can be felt at this ancient place.

Fatehpur Sikri
A city that was once the proud capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, Fatehpur Sikri
now stands deserted as a well preserved ghost town. It was abandoned by its occupants after
only 15 years due to insufficient water supply. Constructed out of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri
is full of regal palaces and courtyards. You can almost feel yourself being transported back to
medieval times here.

Humayun's Tomb (built 1605-1613)
Humayun inherited the Mughal dynasty when his father Babur died in 1530. His reign got off to
a good start, but his addiction to luxury at the palaces at Agra left the door open for ambitious
men to plot behind his back. Humayun's tomb is believed to have been designed by his widow.
Its plan, based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens, is known to have inspired the Taj
Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. This type of garden is known as a charbagh and is based
on a grid. In 1857, the tomb was used as shelter by Bahadur Shah Zafar and his three princes
during the first war of Independence. All the above are the most famous historical places in India
never to be missed.



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