If you are a traveler with a dash of curiosity, then knowing about where you travel should be an important part of your experience. In fact, it is integral in understanding the beauty of it, because history has a unique way of giving us perspective in the presence. Some of the stories are filled with the horrors of war, while others are monuments of love – clearly we cannot cover them all.
So, we are going to pick out the most popular ones – and maybe some other day cover the rest of them (there are thousands to know about). Now let’s take a look at our top picks made according to data collect by the best travel agencies in Kolkata!
1. Taj Mahal, India’s contribution to the wonders of the world
Often considered and commemorated as an Emperor’s love for his consort, Taj Mahal has been described as ‘tear in the face of eternity’ by Rabindranath Tagore. It is made of white marble and a combination of Islamic, Persian, and Mughal designs.
The Taj Mahal in itself is one of the best monuments in the world and is a living memory of emperor Shah Jahan’s love for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It houses the mausoleum and sarcophagus of the Mallika-e-Hind or Empress of India and gets a huge footfall throughout the year for people from all over the world.
2. Qutb Minar, the Pillar that never gives up
The Qutb Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built during the reign of Qutab-Uddin-Aibak in the 12th century and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. It was also repaired after natural damage caused by thunder and earthquake later, by Feroze Shah Tughluq and Sikander Lodi in later years.
Qutab Minar holds a lot of historic significance and stands in ruins today, but even then is visited by thousands of people around the world. Get your tickets now to travel to this great landmark with group tours in India.
3. Khajuraho, the temples carved with love and desires
Khajuraho temple complex is probably one of the most amazing retelling of the idea of sexuality in our lives. Located in Chatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, it is visited by people from all over the world due to its intricate stone carvings that show men and women in various acts of desire.
Dedicated to principle Hindu Gods and Goddesses like Shiva, Vishnu, Lakshmi, and others, each temple tells a thousand stories that were supposed to get people of the time interested in sensuality and family life, rather than pursuing the celibacy of Jainism and Buddhism. It was built by the Chandela Kings of Bundelkhand.
These are the top 3 monuments of India that enjoy most popularity and now that you know its history even a little bit, visiting them will feel all the more exciting. Also, if you are interested to find out more, then Google to add to your knowledge!