Top 15 Historical Places In India

Written By

Gopika VC

India has many historical sites that recall its glorious history. Is textbook history all you know? If so, this blog covers Indian historical sites. Read!

Shah Jahan constructed the Red Fort in 1639. The Mughal monarchs' main home was named for its impenetrable red sandstone walls.

Red Fort, Delhi


The Taj Mahal, a symbol of love, situated in Agra on the banks of Yamuna. Taj Mahal, a tusk-white marble monument, was built in 1632 to honour his lovely wife Mumtaz.

Taj Mahal, Agra


One of India's most visited ancient buildings, this 73m-tall pinnacle is impressive and beautiful. Aibak raised the pinnacle to celebrate the start of Mughal authority in India

Qutub Minar, Delhi


Opulence and grandeur seemed foreign to the Mughals, judging from Agra Fort. Located in Agra, part of India's Golden Triangle Tour. In 1565, Akbar built the massive fort.

Agra Fort, UP


The Victoria Memorial, another British Raj relic, located in Kolkata, West Bengal. In honour of Queen Victoria, this white-marbled palace was built.

Victoria Memorial


This sandstone-granite arch gate is an important landmark in Delhi. It is one of the most important war memorials in all of India and is surrounded by green lawns and gardens.

India Gate, Delhi


India's most important site is Humayun's Tomb. This monument was built by Humayun's beautiful wife Hamida Banu Begum in the 15th century.

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi


Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 at the junction of Jaipur's main road, Badi Chaupad.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur


This temple complex is one of India's Seven Wonders. Popular for its tortuously carved statues and sculptures, some of which are Kamasutra remnants.

Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh


The famous Birbal's Palace, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Jame Masjid are all in Fatehpur Sikri, which was built during the time of Akbar.

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh


The gurdwara is spread out over two stories and has a unique vaulted design. Half of the dome is made of pure gold, and the other half is made of white marble.

Golden Temple, Punjab


Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah built the Charminar in 1591 to glorify Allah. Each spire of this monument has four floors and one clock per arch.

Charminar, Hyderabad


The Elephanta Caves, also known as Gharapurichi Leni, are remains of once-beautiful paintings. It offers a stunning perspective of Mumbai.

Elephanta Caves, Mumbai


Jallianwala Bagh is a short walk from the Golden Temple in central Amritsar. The light and sound show recreates the April 13, 1919 tragedy.

Jallianwala Bagh, Punjab


The 3rd-century Sanchi Stupa is one of India's oldest monuments. The Buddhist-style Sanchi Stupa is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site.

Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh