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Apr 24th, 2014, 05:24 AM
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Top ten historical monuments in India - what is yours?

Recently I've come upon a nice list of historical structures in India. What I liked the most is that Victoria Terminus is on the first position, while most people would choose Taj Mahal. What do you think of the list? What would be yours?

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Apr 24th, 2014, 08:17 AM
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Nice informative post but i like to suggest to you must include norther part of India including area of Himalaya range.
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Apr 24th, 2014, 08:45 AM
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I loved Mehrangarh Fort in Jodpher and Fatepur Sikri. Can't compare to Jaisalmer, however, as we didn't get there.
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Apr 24th, 2014, 09:41 AM
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NandaDevi, the list is not mine, I just loved it and decided to share. And which monuments in the north you would recommend to see? TO be honest, have never been to the north.
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Apr 25th, 2014, 02:54 AM
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Well, Taj Mahal is obviously my first in the list of top historical monuments in India. But other than that, there are also many more monuments which I like. Given below are the few monuments which I like:

1) Golden Temple: It is in Amritsar, Punjab. The temple was built in an island in Amrit Sarovar.
2) Qutub Minar: Located in New Delhi, it was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak Qutub.
3) Charminar: Constructed in 1591, Char minar is a mosque built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah and is located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
4) Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Both are found in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra . There are 34 caves at Ellora dating from between the 6th and 11th centuries AD, and 29 caves at Ajanta dating back to between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD.
5) Victoria Memorial: Located in Kolkatta, it still serves as a museum and a great tourist attraction.
6) Konark Sun Temple: It is a 13th century sun temple located in Odisha.
7) Hawa Mahal: Located in Jaipur, is was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.
8) Khajuraho Temples: It is located in Khajuraho in Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh and was built by Chandella rulers.
9) Gwalior Fort: Located in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, it was built by Raja Mansingh in the fifteenth century.
10) Mysore Palace: Popularly known as the Maharajah’s Palace, it is situated at the city center at Mirza Road in Mysore, Karnataka.
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Apr 25th, 2014, 05:47 PM
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I agree totally with Qutab Minar in Delhi. I thought it was the most impressive sight in that city. The history is interesting and the park setting around it is lovely.
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Apr 30th, 2014, 07:45 PM
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I think n this post you have mention about most of the historical monuments in India. But beside these 10 there are a lot of other monuments in India.
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May 3rd, 2014, 11:48 PM
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Humayun's Temple in Delhi was I believe the site President Obama was taken to visit..Not as busy as the Taj Mahal but quite expansive it exudes a peaceful grandeur..Certainly very special.
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May 4th, 2014, 03:18 PM
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tanmaysharma1980, great list. I think there should be a separate list for caves in India though. I've never been to Ellora and Ajanta, but I was rather impressed by the Elephanta caves in Mumbai and Karla caves close to Lonavala.
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May 6th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Mandu--very little visited but well worth the time.
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May 10th, 2014, 01:46 PM
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This is one of the most moving palces in India I have ever seen given the history here.

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May 12th, 2014, 01:39 AM
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Golden Temple--because it is historical AND cry much alive today.
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May 12th, 2014, 01:39 AM
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sorry--VERY much alive today.
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Jun 5th, 2014, 04:41 AM
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My favorite List

1.Taj Mahal Agra
2.Chittorgarh Fort Rajasthan
3.Fatehpur Sikri Agra
4.Khajuharo Madhya Pradesh
5.Humayun Tomb Delhi
6.Ajanta Caves Maharashtra
7.Golden Temple Punjab
8.Gwalior Fort Uttar Pradesh
9.Mysore Palace Karnataka
10.Victoria Memorial Kolkata
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Jun 6th, 2014, 01:27 AM
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Taj Mahal is obviously my first in the list of top historical monuments in India. But other than that, there are also many more monuments which I like. Given below are the few monuments which I like:

1) Golden Temple: It is in Amritsar, Punjab. The temple was built in an island in Amrit Sarovar.
2) Qutub Minar: Located in New Delhi, it was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak Qutub.
3) Charminar: Constructed in 1591, Char minar is a mosque built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah and is located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
4) Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Both are found in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra . There are 34 caves at Ellora dating from between the 6th and 11th centuries AD, and 29 caves at Ajanta dating back to between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD.
5) Victoria Memorial: Located in Kolkatta, it still serves as a museum and a great tourist attraction.
6) Konark Sun Temple: It is a 13th century sun temple located in Odisha.
7) Hawa Mahal: Located in Jaipur, is was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.
8) Khajuraho Temples: It is located in Khajuraho in Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh and was built by Chandella rulers.
9) Gwalior Fort: Located in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, it was built by Raja Mansingh in the fifteenth century.
10) Mysore Palace: Popularly known as the Maharajah’s Palace, it is situated at the city center at Mirza Road in Mysore, Karnataka.
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Jun 24th, 2014, 03:08 AM
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If you want to visit the historical monuments in India.I would recommend you to visit Rajasthan as all the ancient and beautiful monuments are in that part with few in Southern India.
My top ten list would be:
1. Taj Mahal,Agra

2. Golden Temple,Amritsar

3. Baori on the Ajmer-Jaipur Road

4. Jal Mahal,Jaipur

5. Qutab Minar,New Delhi

6. Bangla Sahib Temple,New Delhi

7. Ajanta Caves,Maharashtra

8. Fatehpur Sikhri,Agra

9. Akshardham Temple,New Delhi

10. Konark Temple,Orissa

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Jun 24th, 2014, 05:37 AM
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My top ten historical monuments of India are as follows :


1. Taj Mahal, Agra

2. Golden Temple, Amritsar

3. Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra

4. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

5. Qutab Minar, New Delhi

6. Gateway of India, Mumbai

7. India gate, New Delhi

8. meenakshi temple, Madurai

9. mysore palace, Mysore

10. Swami Vivekananda Rock Temple and Tamil Poet Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari
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Nov 24th, 2014, 09:21 AM
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Oh, I don't know how it happened that I forgot about this topic. All of you have very comprehensive lists, thanks a lot!
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Nov 28th, 2014, 04:33 PM
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The Mehengar Fort in Jodhpur is the best of all the forts in Rajasthan. It soars into the clouds.

Kumbhelgarh Fort in the Aravelli Hills is superb.

And don't forget the exquisite Jain temple at Ranakpur.
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Nov 28th, 2014, 07:05 PM
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Yes, we also thought the Jain Temple at Ranakpur was magnificent, and definitely worth the time and trouble to get there!
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