In India, We have a lot of famous historical places, it’s really hard to list the Top 10 Famous Historical Places in India. After a few months of research, we have listed the famous places in India. No doubt, apart from this list there are a lot of places in India to visit.
10. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
The Victoria Memorial is a glorious marble building located in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is a huge monument that has become a museum and popular tourist location. It is one of the brilliant architectural gems.
Established Year: 1921
Constructed By: George Curzon
Architectural Style: Indo-Saracenic revivalist style
Location: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queens Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071
Entry Fee: 20 INR(Indian), 200 INR(Foreigners)
Visiting Hours: 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Inaugurated By: King George V
9. Gateway of India, Mumbai
The Gateway of India is one of the most unique monuments located in Mumbai. The main motto behind the construction of the Gateway of India was to commemorate the visit of Queen Mary and King George V to Mumbai. It is situated in Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district that marks chief ports.
Established Year: 1924
Constructed By: George Wittet
Architectural Style: Indo-Saracenic style
Inaugurated By: Viceroy
Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Entry Fee: no fees
Visiting Hours: Open to public 24 hours a day, all days of the week
8. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal Jaipur also known as the Palace of Winds is a very beautiful many-windowed extension that resembles the honeycomb structure of a bee’s nest. It is the iconic structure and the pink sandstone palace is considered the greatest example that depicts the artistic style of the structure.
Established Year: 1799
Constructed By: Sawai Pratap Singh
Architectural Style: Fusion of Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal architecture
Inaugurated By: Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh
Location: Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Entry Fee: Indians: Rs. 50 Entry fee for Foreigners: Rs. 200
Visiting Hours: Daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
7. Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram
Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, located in Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu is an ancient historic town. It is known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The seafront Shore Temple comprises three ornate granite shrines. The monuments include rock-cut and monolithic, a group of sanctuaries carved out of rock, rathas, mandapas, giant open-air rock reliefs, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva.
Established Year: 7th century
Constructed By: Pallava king Narasimhavarman
Architectural Style: Dravidian architecture
Location: Shores of Coromandel Coast, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indians, US$ 5 for foreign nationals, Free for kids below 15
Visiting Hours: Daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6. Qutub Minar, Delhi
The Qutub Minar situated in the Mehrauli area of Delhi is a towering 73-meter (240 feet) height and contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps. Qutb Minar tower was built to celebrate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of the last Hindu ruler of Delhi.
Established Year: 1193
Constructed By: Qutab-ud-din Aibak
Architectural Style: Iranian style
Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for Adults, Free for Children’s up to 15 years, 500 INR or USD 30 for Foreigners
Visiting Hours: Daily 7AM–5PM
5. The Red Fort, Delhi
The Red Fort in the city of Delhi is a historical fort made up of large sandstone of red color gave it the name Red Fort. It was the main residence for the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years. It was constructed with superior architecture spreading over an area of more than 250 acres of land by Shah Jahan.
Established Year: 12 May 1639 – 6 April 1648
Constructed by: Shah Jahan
Architectural Style: Persian, European, and Indian art
Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Entry Fee: Rs.35 per person for Indians, 500 per person for Foreign tourists
Visiting Hours: Daily 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
4. Mysore Palace, Mysore
Mysore Palace is also known as Amba Vilas Palace situated at the heart of Mysore city facing the Chamundi Hills eastward. It is the most prominent tourist destination of Mysore surrounded by a large garden. This beautiful building is 245 Ft in length and 156 Ft in width and has a three-story stone structure with marble domes and a 145 ft five-story tower.
Established Year: 1897-1912
Constructed by: Henry Irwin
Architectural Style: Indo-Saracenic style
Location: Sayyaji Rao Rd, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001
Entry Fee: Children (Aged 5-10 Years): 10 INR Adults: 20 INR
Visiting Hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
3. Lotus Temple, Delhi
The Lotus Temple, in Delhi, is a Bahai house of worship that is common to several religions that include Hinduism and Buddhism. It consists of nine doors that lead to a central prayer hall that has a capacity of 2500 people and is about 40m high. The nine sides to the temple formed by 27 marble petals, arranged in groups of three. It is remarkable for its lotus flower-like shape.
Established Year: 13 November 1986
Constructed By: Fariborz Sahba
Architectural Style: Expressionist style
Location: Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Entry Fee: Free
Visiting Hours: 09:00 AM- 05:30 PM
2. Taj Mahal, Agra
The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum located in Agra is one of the seven wonders of the world. The most spectacular feature is that it is an epic in marble stone, The Taj! dome that surmounts the tomb. Taj Mahal is one of the most recommended travel destinations for its interior and exterior decorations.
Established Year: 1631- 1653
Constructed by: Shah Jahan
Architectural Style: Mughal architecture
Location: Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 (Indian), Rs. 510 (Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries), Rs. 750 (Foreign tourist ), Below 15 Year free
Visiting Hours: 06:00 AM- 07:00 PM
1. Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur
Brihadeshwara Temple, also known as Raja Rajeswara Temple, Rajarajeswaram and Periya Kovil, located in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, is a 1000-year-old temple for Lord Shiva. It is a must-visit tourist destination to experience the essence of excellent workmanship, grandeur with its magnificent central dome which is built of interlocking stones without any binding material. There are many more interesting facts that will amaze us which includes its most complicated yet beautiful designs.
Established Year: 1010 CE
Constructed by: Raja Raja Chola
Architectural Style: Tamil Architecture style(Chola style)
Location: Membalam Rd, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613007
Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Visiting Hours: 6AM–12:30PM – 4–8:30PM