Top 20 Historical Places in India that are almost a secret
There are numerous tourist destinations in the country in different genre. You can find tourists bubbling in those tourist destinations. India is a land of vast history. There are numerous historic spots in the country that remain untouched by commercial tourism. These spots are not known much for several reasons like being far away from other touristy actions, difficult to reach and so on. But, the beauty of the place and the experience that it gives are something that can rarely unique and interesting.
1. Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh is the icon of Mewar. It is situated in Rajsamand district. This fort is a mini fortified city. There are 360 temples and out of those 300 are Jain temples and the remaining belongs to Jains. There is also a sanctuary where you can take up heritage walks and enjoy adventure activities. Exploring and photography are two main elements of tourist actions here.
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2. Rabdentse, Sikkim
Rabdentse is the ancient capital of the state. It is very common place for those who love backpacking. The best part of this place is the monastery of Pemayangtse. It is one of the oldest monasteries in the country. Moreover, you can find mountain ranges for some hiking and natural sightseeing. There are numerous ruins of Buddhist culture which makes this place, an overall tourist attraction. Last but not least, Sikkim cuisine is a treat for all foodies.
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3. Tughlaqabad, New Delhi
This is a small ruin site of Mohenjdaro and Harappa civilization. You can witness how the ancient human of initial civilization period lived. There are numerous monumental structures like citadel. You would be astonished with the level of engineering and intelligence of ancient human. The fortress of this place is a real attraction.
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4. Maluti Temples, Jharkhand
This is a collection of pre-historic temples. Maluti is a small town in the wilderness of Jharkhand. This town has 72 ancient terracotta temples with paintings that narrate the story of Mahabharata and Ramayan. During ancient times, people pray in this temple by sacrificing hundreds of goats during a ritual to the ferocious goddess, Kali.
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5. Vikramsila University, Bihar
Just like Nalanada and other universities in the country, this is also an ancient educational centre. This university is located 50 km away from Bhagalpur in the east direction. It is one of the largest education centres of Buddhism. The university covers hundreds of acres of land and it has 52 rooms, a large corridor, stupas and a large library. Numerous scholars studied in this university which was a hotspot, thousands of years ago.
6. Basgo, Leh
On the banks of Indus River in Ladakh, this fort stands in ruins today. The town of Basgo is a very important and cultural spot. It was the place of Namgayal family. There are three temples in this place. This town and the fort are very serene place for sightseeing, picnicking, photography and for some relaxation time.
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7. Bhangarh, Rajasthan
There is an obvious reason to why this place is a real secret. It is one of the most haunted places in the country. There is a fort in this area that is considered to be haunted. There are numerous different stories that describe how the fort and the town is haunted today with ghosts. The tall trees, eerie looking buildings and the cloudy climate would do no help to boost your courage. Till 5 in the evening, this place is a blooming picnic spot. By night, the whole place is empty except for a couple of priests who roam around the fort with lanterns.
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8. Jageshwar, Uttarakhand
This temple city of Uttarakhand is located in Jageshwar which is a little away from Almora. It is a very interesting place of Kumaoni heritage. There are 124 temples dedicated to lord Shiva and some are dated as old as 9th century. You can find pilgrims here, every now and then. There are numerous medieval Hindu architectural structures here. Apart from the temples, there are a few structures that are as old as 4th century. There are Himalayan forest and mountain scenic spots for those who love some sightseeing and outdoor times.
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8. Independence Cellular Jail, Andaman
During the independence struggle of India, the British rulers sent the prisoners of the country to the island very close to the country’s main land, Andaman. The cellular jail that was used in 19th and 20th century is now for sightseeing. The solitary cells are found in Port Blair. A light and sound show is conducted to explain the lives of prisoners in this cell before independence.
10. Aravalem Caves, Goa
Goa has 31 different beaches and this is the reason why most of the other attractions do not catch the eyes of the tourists. One such historic spot is the ancient caves in north Goa, Bicholim. These caves are also called as Pandava cave. According to the epic story of Mahabharata, the five Pandava brothers with their wife lived in these caves. On the other hand, there is another history of how this cave is associated with the origin of Buddhism. These rock cut cave monuments are beautiful and with the waterfalls nearby, this is an interesting tourist spot if you are looking for a change in your beach holiday.
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11. Rosary Church, Karnataka
This church is seldom visited by tourists. This is one of the oldest historic spot in the state. This 200 year old Gothic ruin is located in Hassan. The river Hemavathi runs near the ruins and the river pulls in a few curious tourists every year. The river gets filled with water during the monsoon and hides the ruins from the sight. During summer when the water drains down, the ruins is out for seeing. It was built in late 17th century by French missionaries.
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12. Rani ki Vav, Gujrat
This is a world heritage site that was built by a widowed queen in memory of her husband. Though the architectural style of this place has every element that can make it a world wonder, this is a place of secret tunnels and routes. The steps in this inverted pyramid shaped structure take you 27m below the ground level and give you an eerie look. The sculptures and painting on the walls of different gods and scenes are amazing.
13. Osian, Rajasthan
Osian is a small oasis in Thar Desert with many Jainism and Buddhism temples of 8th century. Some of the temples resemble that of the famous group of temples in Khajuraho. This place is shadowed by the very famous sand dunes and monuments of Jodhpur.
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14. Champaner Pavagarh Park, Gujrat
This is an archaeological park that has been preserved for more than thousand years. You can find influence of various religions here. Top catches are temples, bastions, mounds, tombs and others. You can easily picture an adventure time like Indiana Jones.
15. Lonar Crater Lake, Maharashtra
This is a small meteor lake which is surrounded by numerous ancient temples and monuments which are as old as 6th century. It is a common Hollywood and local movie spot and the beauty of the place is unbeatable. This lake is located 140 km away from Aurangabad.
16. Nartiang Durga temple, Meghalaya
This temple is more than 500 years old and is almost in the perfect shape. This is an example of a unique architectural style of ancient India. The temple still holds the ancient traditions and rituals. It is surrounded by many monuments in ruins and monoliths for sightseeing and exploration.
17. Talatal Ghar, Assam
This is a simple 17th century monument which is in ruins. This is the only building in the world that is built in Tai Ahom architecture. It is a fine monument that has enough area for some decent exploration.
18. Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
This is an 11th century unique temple with display of geometric architecture. This temple has unique ancient carvings and thick forest surrounding the temple to give a historic look to the place. The mountain ranges of Satpura and Vindhya would give a good backdrop for photography.
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19. Eran Monument, Madhya Pradesh
This monument is located in the Eran village which is an ancient site of civilization. The other bubbling tourist spots in the state have over shadowed this monument. This is a cultural hub of ancient people and you can find numerous sculptures here. The best of all is a sculpture of an elephant and a princess with deep designs.
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20. Undavalli caves, Andhra Pradesh
Yes, it is not as famous as Ajantha or Ellora caves. This set of rock cut cave temples and monuments is located in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. There are four story caves in these hills. There are numerous sculptures, carvings and a huge statue of Vishnu.
These are not the only 20 historic spots that are not covered by many tourists. There are numerous other places that you have not heard of. If you really want to enjoy India, it is important to explore a little more than the cliche tourist destinations.