Must-See Historic Sites in Northern India

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Tabo Monastery India

Must-Experience Historical Destinations In North India

What makes north India a place to take a tour? Well many things, but just for this post, it would be the places of historical importance. Beginning from remnants of earliest civilizations to the times of cross border trades, to the British rule that lasted 2 centuries, a tourist has a lot to be impressed by.  Plan your next North India tour packages with these attractions to make the most of your valuable holiday-cum-history-learning time.

Historic Sites in Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal India

Taj Mahal: Symbolic of the eternal love, this white marble structure needs no introduction. A mausoleum, Taj Mahal is located on the bank of River Yamuna.

Dhamek Stupa: Built in 500 CE, the stupa is believed to be built on the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermons to his 5 disciples.

Fatehpur Sikri: Built in 1570 by Akbar as his capital, the site is engineered well. Ornamental pool where Akbar is believed to enjoy the musical performance by Tansen every evening is the most popular here.

Historic Sites in Delhi

Red Fort Delhi India

Red Fort: Red fort is the true specimen of bygone Mughal prowess. It is the sole monument of yesteryear that still plays a pivotal role in present day Indian politics. Located in the walled city of old Delhi, Red Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Humayun’s Tomb: First Garden Tomb, the architecture is Persian style. Commissioned by Akbar, the tomb was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas.

Qutub Minar: The Qutub Minar is the world’s tallest brick minaret and is significant evidence of commencement of Mughal empire in India. This victory tower built by Qutub-ud-inAibak and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The grandeur of the Qutub Minar architecture is also worth.

Historic Sites in Bihar

Maha Bodhi Temple India

Maha Bodhi Temple: Another UNESCO World Heritage site of India, the site is believed to be standing at a place where Buddha attained enlightenment.

Tomb of Sher Shah Suri: The tomb marks the death of the founder of Suri dynasty Sher Shah Suri who defeated the Mughal empire.

Rohtasgarh Fort: Very old, the history of this fort is taken from many sources, some of which is different from others. But mostly it is believed to be named after the son of Harishchandra Rohitashva by his father who ruled the place.


Jantar Mantar: The observatory in Jaipur constructed by Raja Jai Singh contains 19 astronomical instruments of brick, mortar and metal which are known for their accuracy.

Chittorgarh Fort: A world heritage site, the fort is among the largest in India. Believed to be built by mauryans, more structures were added by later Rajput rulers.

Mehrangarh Fort: One of the best preserved forts, this one constructed in 15th century is located in Jodhpur. The fort has many palaces.

Historic Sites in Himachal Pradesh

Lord Edgin’s Memorial: Got constructed for the Scottish viceroy Lord Edgin in 1986, the place is in Dharamshala. Since the weather and location reminded him of Scotland, the viceroy loved it here.

Tabo Monastery India

Tabo Monastry: A Buddhist monastery surrounded by rough terrain and enveloped by cold weather that’s the identity of the Spiti region, Tabo welcomes every soul.

Gorkha Castles: Standing in ruins in places like Solan, Bilaspur, Sirmour and Shimla, the structures continue to be a treasured heritage of the state.

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