3 Historical Monuments to Consider while Planning Holidays in India

India is world famous for its rich cultural heritage and it takes pride in preserving that. The historical monuments spread across the country are testaments to this fact. From medieval forts in Northern India to ancient temples in the south, the country boasts of its unique architectural marvels and centuries-old culture. These things fascinate international tourists, thus are a common feature of holidays in India. Some of the most commonly visited sites are mentioned below:

Taj Mahal

Undoubtedly, the most popular and frequented site in India, the 17th-century monument still stands tall on the bank of the Yamuna River. Often called the Taj, the mausoleum is a symbol of true and eternal love. The marvellous architecture and exquisite calligraphy on its walls make it one of the Seven Wonders of the World and also a  common name in holiday packages India. This establishment, unique in its design and beauty, exhibits an unparalleled blend of Persian and Indian architecture. The lush garden surrounding this UNESCO World Heritage Site also adds to its charm.

Qutb Minar

New Delhi, the national capital, is dotted with numerous sites that speak volumes of its eventful past. One such site is the imposing Qutb Minar, the tallest sandstone tower in the country. Tourists planning holidays in India often include the attraction in their itinerary. A 73-metre tall tower of victory, it was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1202, before which he ordered the construction of Quwwatu’l-Islam Mosque in 1192 in the present day complex. While he could only complete the base of the tower, three more storeys were added to the building by his successor Shamsuddin Iltutmish in the early 13th century. Several inscriptions in Arabic and Nagari characters on this UNESCO-listed tower unveil its history.

Char Minar

The capital city of Telangana, Hyderabad may be well known for its mouth-watering cuisine, but no one can deny that Char Minar is its highlight. A visit to such sites make holiday packages India more attractive for globetrotters. This impressive structure was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in the late 16th century, and since then the site has become synonymous with the city. The monument has four arches that face the four main directions and its balconies provide an excellent view of the surroundings. The establishment also houses a small mosque on the western side, placed to face Mecca.

A trip to these iconic attractions is a must for anyone who wants to explore the rich history of this vibrant nation.

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