Historical Places in India

Showing 30 Historical Places in India

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

4.8

Known For : Taj Mahal | Agra Fort | Fatehpur Sikri

Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other structures such as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri and hence makes for a must visit for anyone living in or visiting India.

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Jaipur, Rajasthan

4.4

Known For : Hawa Mahal | City Palace | Amber Fort

Jaipur, the ?Pink City?, is one of the most royal, majestic and colourful cities of India with a very strong historical background and vibrant culture.

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Kolkata, West Bengal

3.8

Known For : Victoria Memorial | Fort William | Howrah Bridge

Labeled as the 'City of Joy', the 'Cultural capital of India', Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is a city with character and remnants of British Raj visible in its Victorian style architecture, trams and the nomenclature of the place.

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Mysore, Karnataka

3.6

Known For : Mysore Palace | Somnathpur | Mysore Zoo

The third largest city in Karnataka, Mysore has a royal history, a rich and regal heritage and an important center of art and culture.

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Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

4.2

Known For : Ajanta Caves | Kailasanatha and other temples, Ellora | The Buddhist Caves, Ellora

Ajanta and Ellora caves are considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations in the world owing to the magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well carved sculptures of Ellora.

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Pune, Maharashtra

2.7

Known For : Aga Khan Palace | Shaniwar Wada | Mulshi Lake and Dam

With a large student population, Pune is popularly known as the college town of India and has a range of great restaurants, happening nightlife and an overall young atmosphere.

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Hampi, Karnataka

4.6

Known For : Virupaksha Temple | Vithala Temple | Hampi Bazaar

Hampi, the city of ruins is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owing to the ancient temples, forts, palaces and other monuments here.

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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

3.7

Known For : Kandariya Mahadev Temple | Light and sound show | Lakshman Temple

Khajuraho is known around the world for its stunning temples adorned by erotic and sensuous carvings.

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Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

4.2

Known For : Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort | Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort | Ram Raja Temple

Known for its grand palaces, intricately carved temples and striking forts, situated on banks of river Betwa Orchha is a city with a lot of historical significance and a photographers' delight.

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Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

3.8

Known For : Gwalior fort | Jai Vilas Palace | Man Mandir Palace

A historic city founded by king Surajesan, Gwalior is galore with beautiful monuments, palaces and temples, giving this city a majestic charm which speaks volumes of its glorious past.

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

3.6

Known For : Bara Imambara | Hazratganj Market | Lucknow Zoo

Referred to as the city of Nawabs, capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is famous for its monuments, food, clothing in all of which it you can see the traces of Mughal reign.

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Kalimpong, West Bengal

3.0

Known For : Durpin Dara hill | Cactus Nursery | Deolo Hill

Kalimpong is a virgin hill station in West Bengal renowned for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts etc.

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New Delhi, NCR

4.1

Known For : Humayun's Tomb | Red Fort | Qutub Minar

From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from Mughal gardens to Delhi University campus, the capital city has multiple personalities making it 'The good, the bad and the ugly'.

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Halebid, Karnataka

3.5

Known For : Belur | Hoysaleswara Temple | Basadi Halli

Famous for its exhibits of Hoysala architecture, Halebidu is a ruined city with a glorious past with a strikingly beautiful collection of temples, shrines and sculptures.

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Bijapur, Karnataka

3.6

Known For : Gol Gumbaz | Ibrahim Rauza | Jumma Masjid

Famous for its historical heritage, Bijapur is a tourist destination that takes one back to the days gone by from the royal era.

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Bangalore, Karnataka

3.0

Known For : Bangalore Palace | MG Road | Bannerghatta National Park

Having evolved gradually from being the Garden city to the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is India's third largest city, being the most livable city in India.

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Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

3.6

Known For : Jahaz Mahal | Rani Rupmati's Pavilion | Baz Bahadur's Palace

This marvellous city is so deeply drenched into the ruins of the architectural wonders of the ancient times that it is surely going to take you back in time.

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Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh

3.6

Known For : The Rock Caves | Hoshangabad | Bhojpur

The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age.

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Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

3.4

Known For : Belum Caves | Oravakallu Rock Garden | Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

A town of much historical value with beautiful surrounding areas, Kurnool adjures as the sole witness of an era long gone.

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Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh

2.3

Known For : Asirgarh Fort | Shahi Qila | Jama Masjid

Burhanpur is a historical town based on the banks of the Tapti River in Madhya Pradesh with few marvelous architectural examples.

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Vadodara, Gujarat

2.9

Known For : Laxmi Vilas Palace | Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park | Sayaji Gardens

Home to some of the most exemplary displays of architecture, Vadodara is a fitting memorial to Maratha leader Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III.

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Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

2.7

Known For : Pakhal Lake | Thousand Pillar Temple | Ramappa Temple

Warangal takes you back to the era of kings and queens with its beautiful historical sites and an impressive natural beauty with Parkhal Lake being worth checking out.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

3.5

Known For : Charminar | Ramoji Film city | Chowmahalla Palace

A densely populated metropolitan city with people bustling in and out of cafes, offices, temples and even nowhere, Hyderabad is fast turning into the new York city of South India.

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Nagpur, Maharashtra

2.7

Known For : Dhamma chakra stupa | Lata Mangeshkar Musical garden | Maharaj Bagh and Zoo

Commonly associated with its delectable juicy varieties of oranges, Nagpur is also the winter capital of Maharashtra and is known for its rich cultural heritage.

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Shekhawati, Rajasthan

3.4

Known For : Sikar | Churu | Nawalgarh

Shekhawati is a semi-arid getaway full of open air galleries, enchanting havelis & palaces and legendary forts. This region has been recognised as the ""open art gallery of Rajasthan"" having the largest concentration of frescos in the world.

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Neemrana, Rajasthan

3.1

Known For : Neemrana Fort Palace | Zip Lining | Baori

Neemrana is famous for its magnificent Neemrana Fort Palace. It was built in 1464 AD, place from where Rajput Maharaja Prithvi Raj Chauhan III reigned.

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Santiniketan, West Bengal

3.6

Known For : Tagore's ashrama | Amar Kutir | Khoai Mela

Known to few, mainly as Rabindranath Tagore's home and now a university, Santiniketan is a small town located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Sibsagar, Assam

3.8

Known For : Rang Ghar | Charaideo | Talatal Ghar

Dating back to the Ahom dynasty, this cultural town is full of historic tourist attractions from forts with underground architecture to numerous temples.

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra

2.8

Known For : The Ajanta caves | The Ellora caves | Bibi-ka-Maqbara

Aurangabad is an industrial town which also serves as a tourist hub with numerous points of interest such as Bibi ka Maqbara (or Mini Taj Mahal), Ajanta-ellora caves, some of the most famous ones.

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Kochi, Kerala

3.1

Known For : Willingdon Island | Chinese Fishing Nets | Fort Kochi

Situated on beach-side, Kochi is a bustling commercial port with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years, and is till today the financial capital of Kerala.

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