Get A Glimpse Of India’s History On Weekend Getaways


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If you want to wrap up visits to historical places across India during the course of a weekend, here are a few suggestions that might look good on your list.

Agra: This is the ideal historical place that can be toured during the course of a weekend. A trip to Agra is paying homage to love, in the form of a visit to the worldwide celebrated Taj Mahal. Other places of interest at Agra include Agra Fort, Fatehpūr Sikrī, I’timād-Ud-Daulah, Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra, Mankameshwar Temple, Indrabhan Girls’ Inter College, Gurudwara Guru ka Taal, Jamā Masjid, Chīnī kā Rauza, Rām Bāgh, Mariam’s Tomb, Mehtāb Bāgh, Keetham Lake, Mughal Heritage Walk, and the The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Taj Mahal in Agra

Delhi: The national capital is not to be left behind when it comes to exploring places of historical importance over a weekend. The seat of power during the British Raj, the city is richly laden with a number of historical mementos that will take you through a crash course in Indian history. Qutb Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Akshardham, Jama Masjid, The Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Rashtrapati Bhavan are a few of the places to visit. It might however, be quite impossible to complete visiting all the aforementioned places on a single Delhi trip alone.

Hampi: In the ruins at Hampi, you will find the history of mighty empires secretly whispered. Among the many attractions of this place, you must visit the Achyutaraya Temple, Badavi Linga, Chandramauleshwara Temple, Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple and Virupaksha Temple.

Jaisalmer: Rajasthan itself is a concoction of many historical monuments and cities. Jaisalmer is one of its prized gems, with many historical structures to lure tourists. The Jaisalmer Fort or Trikoot Garh, Jain temples and Laxminath temple are some places of interest here. The city is a great showcase of Jain architecture, with various temples and motifs dedicated to the religion.

Chhatarpur District: The Khajuraho group of temples is a magnet for anyone who is interested in studying the history of India as depicted on its monuments and structures. The temples are listed among UNESCO heritage sites and are magnificent structures to behold and ones that easily impress the onlookers.

 

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