5 Places In India To Satisfy Your Thirst For History
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without its roots.” India is a nation rich of history and culture. Tourists from all around the world come to India just for the sight of its historical beauty. If you are a history lover and appreciate the old ways of architecture and living, these places are some of the must-visit spots for you.
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Located at a distance of 11km from Jaipur, the fort is built on the top of a hill. Its foundation was laid in 16th century when a new town, Amer was formed. The architecture will surely leave you in astonishment. Some of the most eye-captivating elements inside the fort are the Diwaan-i-khaas, the Diwan-i-aam and the Sheesh Mahal. The light show in the evening will introduce you to some of the greatest historic moments of the era that witnessed the formation of Amer Fort.
Golden Temple, Amritsar
One of the most renowned shrines in the world, Golden Temple is also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, Swarn Mandir or Darbar Sahib. Its foundation was laid on 1st December, 1588 and the interesting part is that its foundation stone was laid by the Muslim Saint, Hazrat Mian Mir Ji at the request of Guru Arjan Dev. Moreover, the temple is also widely known for the ‘Operation Blue star’ of 1984 whose memories still haunts the soul of India. The place holds its own spiritual, political and historical importance.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra
Not only for the Indians, but the place is of extreme significance to the world. It’s one of the most important tourist destinations in the world and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The ancient sculptures, rock paintings and carved caves are something really worthy of appreciation. The architecture will surely leave you impressed. These caves are a collection of ancient Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples and monasteries; the ones in Ajanta being older than the ones in Ellora.
Widely known for bravery, sacrifice and Rajputana pride, Chittorgarh is another location in Rajasthan that is not to be missed. The fierce battles and the tales of heroism have left an eternal ink on the pages of history. Most importantly, the siege of Alauddin Khilji increases the popularity of the place with a large margin. Every monument and building is worth glancing at. This place a must visit if you’re a lover of history and culture.
Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
One of the best forts in the world, it is located on the top of a hill and can be seen from across every nook and corner of the city. No one is sure exactly when the fort was constructed but it is said that it is said that it was built in 3CE by a local king, Suraj Sen. From then, the fort has witnessed unlimited number of historical phases, fierce battles and moments of bravery. The tales of victories and defeats are never-ending. From the defeat of the great ruler Maan Singh to the death of Rani Laxmibai, the fort has stood by it all.
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