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10 Rare Historical Gems of India

10 Rare Historical Gems of India

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India is a country blessed with different temples, forts, man-made monuments & sculptures etc. Some are rare historical gems of India. This article will throw some light on 10 such heritage sites.

Historical Gems Of India

1. Asir Garh, Burhanpur – This is a fortress which marked the beginning of the Deccan region. Almost few centuries back, the area from Delhi to Asir Garh was called ‘Hindustan’. It is believed that Emperor Akbar captured the fort during the 16th century. The best time to visit this site is from September to December.

2. Buddhist temple, Sanchi – This is a sacred place for Buddhist temple. It was built by Lord Gautam Buddha himself. It is a world heritage site and attracts the lot of visitors from different parts of the world. The best time to visit this place is from October to January.

3. Chand Bawdi, Rajasthan – This is a well, which is of 13 storeys deep. It was built between 800 and 900 AD. There are beautiful steps carved out to let people go inside the well. Best time to visit this place is from October to March.

4. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu – It is a place which has the rich history. Many mythological stories are also associated with it. The place is known for its stone carvings, temples made of single stone, artistic sculptures etc. There are many hotels and cafes in at this place. A typical Mahabalipuram hotel will serve different types of dishes right from authentic Indian dishes to Continental.

5. Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan – The Chittorgarh fort is famous because of numerous battles which were fought at this place by great warriors like Maharana Pratap, Kumbha etc. Every year thousands of backpackers visit this place to know more about this place.

6. Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur – This place was built in the honour of king Mohammed Adil Shah. The interiors of the dome are examples of great architectural work. The best place to visit the place is from September to January.

7. Vaishali, Bihar – It is another holy place for Buddhist people as it is believed that Lord Buddha’s last sermon was held nearby this place. The place has a museum which showcases the excavations that were done at this place. It were famous during the Mauryan and Gupta dynasty as trade and commerce was carried out at this place during that period.

8. Jhansi Fort – Another place known for its rich historical significance is the Jhansi fort. Inside the fort one can see different areas like the place from where the queen ran when the fort was invaded by the Britishers, place where the queen used to spend her time in the afternoon, place from where the king used to address the local people etc.

9. Taj Mahal, Agra – One of the greatest monument built-in the world, Taj Mahal is the ultimate symbol of greatest artwork created by mankind. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan of the Mughal dynasty and it took nearly 21 years to build. It attracts close to 7-8 million visitors in a year from all different parts of the world.

10. Qutb Minar, Delhi – Last but not the least is a 75 metres tallest minaret in India. The entire seminar is made of dark red sandstone.

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