Explore India's Famed Culture and Historic Sites

Oct 03, 2015 | D. Sethi

In its lap, India has incredible cuisine, rich history and culture, which makes it one of the must see destinations amongst the tourists. In the year 2014, the UNO on World Tourism Day estimated that there were 7.7 million tourists that visited India during that year. Let us look at some of the breathtaking destination of our famed cultural and Historical Monuments in India:

  1. The Ganges – Based in Varanasi and measuring upto 1500 miles, the Ganges is longest river in India which flows through two nations – Bangladesh and India, eventually emptying in Bay of Bengal. This river is considered as the holy river as per Hindu culture and is symbol of Culture of India.
  2. Sarnath – This is a popular pilgrimage site for the Jain, Buddhist and Hindu followers. Buddha came to this place post enlightenment and preached Dharma.
  3. Sarnath Deer Park – This Park is a popular destination for Jain, Buddhist and Hindu followers.
  4. Agra Fort – Located in Agra, this fort is one of the old Historical Monuments in India which dates back to 2500 years. It has impeccable structure and holds audience halls and two mosques. The structure served as royal accommodation for the kings and acted as military strategic point.
  5. Nainital – If you want to rejuvenate your senses, then visit Nainital, famed Himalayan Resort based 6000 feet above the sea level. Numerous hotels are located before the lake and along the hill side offering retreat to one’s eyes.
  6. The National Gandhi Museum – Called Gandhi Smriti or the National Gandhi Museum, this structure portrays the life story of freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, who has significant role in getting India its independence. You can find Gandhi’s bedroom here where he spent the final 144 days of remaining life.
  7. Gandhi Assassination – Just behind the Gandhi Smriti, you would find Gandhi Assassination, place where babu was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on 30th January 1948.
  8. The Raj Ghat – This is a sacred destination where people need to remove their shoes before entering the premises. A black marble, pillar has an eternal flame which is decorate with fresh flowers. Memorials of Mahatma Gandhi are kept here.
  9. The Taj Mahal – The symbol of love, Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife. There are ornamental gardens before the dome while each corner of the platform has minarets which are 40 meter high.
  10. The Red Fort – This structure was home to Mughal rulers for 200 years. Infact the architect of Taj Mahal constructed the Agra Fort.

India holds numerous other undiscovered places in its embrace. It needs time and patience together with love for travel and Culture of India to explore them.


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