Things to do for History Buffs in India 

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    Taj Mahal

    122 reviews

    Its a spectacular site. The History the beauty the feeling of the place is grandeur. Its a tomb but the workmanship the beauty, the love to create this is just a fairy tale dream that happened. The view the people the craft work is some of the best i have ever seen.

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    Qutb Minar and its Monuments

    35 reviews

    This is historically one of the most significant spot in Delhi. It is from here that Islam gained foothold in India and it is from here that the modern shape of India took place. I often visit Qutub Minar Complex and love the monuments it houses. I also love to explore the Mehrauli Archaeological Park adjacent to this complex which ...

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    Elephanta Caves

    22 reviews

    Just a ferry ride away from the Gateway of India, these exquisite caves are like taking a step back into ancient history. Be careful of the monkeys though! They will take whatever you have to offer -- and don't offer.

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    Red Fort Complex

    32 reviews

    In an older, more hectic part of town, but there's a lot of history at this beautiful red sandstone structure.

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    Agra Fort

    35 reviews

    Awesome. The beauty of the Fort the awesome history of the Fort and the Muslim invasion of India is insightful. The wealth absorbed in building the beautiful fort and the other sites are tremendously inspiring and and also saddening.

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    Old Delhi

    34 reviews

    Easy to access, this city offers a wonderful mixture of old and new. Modern subways compete with traditional forms of transportation. Choices of seeing the British history as well as the more interesting Old Delhi side.

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    Jantar Mantar

    17 reviews

    The awesome science and level of knowledge achieved by India is astounding. It was a shocking experience to witness the level of development in physics and Mathematics that the ancient Indians possessed. I was rudely awakened to the fact that lots of modern western science and math was actually just rediscovered and had already been know in Asian society. I ...

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    Golconda Fort

    24 reviews

    Must go here on any HYD visit. Hire a car for 2-4 hours. Its very chaotic at the outside of the fort and its nice to jump out of a car and back into on. If you are adventurous there are plenty of rickshaws to take you there and back again. Make sure to take at least an hour - ...

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    Humayun's Tomb

    18 reviews

    An ancient monument of mughal architecture in all its splendor and beauty- four minarets surrounding the main structure, a central waterway and gardens on the side- very similar to the Taj Mahal in the architectural design and layout.

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    Golden Temple

    26 reviews

    The holiest of holies for the Sikh faith (it's essentially an offshoot of Hinduism that despite its tiny size provides one of the most visible, friendly, and widespread minority populations in the whole of India), the Golden Temple is arguably India's best pure 'spiritual' temple experience. At dawn or dusk, the sound of the tabla and chanting from the Guru ...

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    Mysore Palace

    17 reviews

    Mysore Palace is the 2nd most visited sight in India after the Taj Mahal in Agra. The fine grey granite residence of the Royal family, the Wodeyar dynasty, features ceremonial halls, courtyards and a treasury of artwork and sculptures. Don’t forget to look up inside rooms, capped by elegant deep-pink marble domes. Plan a visit for Sunday night when the ...

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    3 reviews

    The best preserved ancient temples of the Hoysala dynasty.

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    Qutab Minar

    6 reviews

    Of all the historical places in Delhi, Qutub Minar holds a very special place. It was from here that the Muslim rule in India spread. What many people don’t know is that the most important part of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque around which the later structures were developed during the reign of various Sultans. As ...

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    City Palace

    11 reviews

    This gorgeous, ornate, maze-like white marble palace on the shores of Udaipur's Lake Pichola is the anchor of the town, and a must-see for visitors. The museum inside, usually an afterthought, actually provides a decent historical picture of the Rajput kingdoms that once ruled Rajasthan. Allow at least two hours to take in the whole palace.

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    Lake Palace

    16 reviews

    This is a must-see in Udaipur. It is a beautiful former palace that was converted into a Taj Hotel, and its main mystique is that it was built in the middle of Lake Pichola. Stunning and utterly luxurious!

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    Baby Taj

    8 reviews

    Compared to the big sister it is still very interesting. The artwork and the stories behind these sites and the history of this Nation is astoundingly beautiful and astoundingly sad.

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    The City Palace

    14 reviews

    It is a lovely site to visit to learn about the History and beauty of India. Its was amazing to discover the once greatness of the people, and also incomprehensible how they have become so degraded in behavior and in there manner.

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    India Gate

    59 reviews

    awesm place to know about ur past historical scriptures

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    Mehrangarh Fort

    13 reviews

    Standing on a plateau more than 100 meters above the Blue City of Jodhpur, the imposing Majestic Fort (now a museum) gives amazing views over the surrounding city and desert landscape, and is one of the best places in India to learn about and appreciate northern India's feudal history. The audio tour available for the fort is outstanding, and the ...

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    Shanwar Wada

    3 reviews

    Interesting fort to explore. Also serves as a convenient meeting point since everyone knows the location. Drivers enjoy waiting in the car here while you explore old Pune.

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