With its history dating back to ancient ages and with a kaleidoscope of culture, tradition and art, India is also a land of history and tales. With the central focus on ruling kings, dismembered empires and reigning emperors, India has a lot of stories to relate when it comes to its history. Today all the Indian historical places are World Heritage sites and have a great role to play in world culture.
Anyone would agree that this great love monument is one of the major attractions of Indian history. This majestic monument on the banks of the River Yamuna is a must see spot in Indian tourism in the city of Agra near the Indian capital Delhi. With a story of how the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this monument for his lady love Mumtaz Mahal, this is an attraction worldwide and is famous for its color changing shades. History has it that this was built out of marble and the construction continued for around 22 years. There were 20,000 people employed for this and the exquisite carvings and architectural elegance are seen to be believed.
Temples at Khajuraho
India is a land of history and also the origin of sex and sexuality. Experience this at the Khajuraho temples where more than 20 temples showcase the sculptures on sex and sexuality. These erotic carvings are a worldwide attraction and provide the tourist a fair idea of Hinduism and the related tantric art. A must visit spot from Indian history. The temples here can be categorized into Eastern, Southern and Western temples. The Kandariya Mahadeo temple is the main temple and belongs to the Western group of temples.
And then we have the esteemed Mughal capital which exists since the 16th century – Fatehpur Sikri. Lying near the city of Delhi, this is today a ghost town. Lack of water supply drew away the residents here and the architecture of red sandstone and beautiful palaces is today a world famous site from Indian history. One can feel the medieval touch here and it is an immensely popular tourist spot.