10 Most Famous Historical Monuments of India

India is rich in culture,traditions,heritage buildings, temples, forts and palaces. Famous Indian Monuments includes Old Churches of Goa ,The Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar of Delhi, Charminar, Red fort and Jantar mantar, these are also few most visited Heritage Sites in India.
These Historical Monuments are the only wealth of Indian tourism along with other World Heritage Sites and Nature tourism places like wild parks and ancient temples of south India.

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1. Taj Mahal, Agra


The Taj Mahal, a beautiful white marble Monument located in the city of Agra on the banks of the holy river Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Taj Mahal is the finest example of combines elements of Mughal, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles.
It is one of the eight wonders of the world and also one of the must visit place in Uttar Pradesh . Fatehpur Sikri is another historic site in the state, the first planned city of the Mughals.

2. Mysore Palace, Mysore


The Palace of Mysore is the most famous historical monument, located in the city of Mysore in Karnataka and one of the most visited monuments in India. Mysore Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city along with Chamundi Hills.

3. Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar


The Golden Temple is known as Harmandir Sahib is a Sikh Gurdwara located in the Amritsar, Punjab. Shri Darbar Shaib is the holiest shrine and most famous pilgrimage place for Sikhs.
Harmandir Sahib is one of the most sacred places in India, a Holy Granth Sahib is always present inside the temple.

4. Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur


Brihadishwara Temple also called Periya Koyil or Big Temple is one of the India’s largest temple located in the Thanjavur at the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The Rajarajeswaram temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the best temple build by Cholas along with Airavatesvara Temple of Tamil Nadu, Brihadishwara Temple and Airavatesvara Temple are two world heritage  sites in Tamil Nadu.

5. Bahai Temple, Delhi


The Lotus Temple of Delhi is called Bahai Temples, situated near kalka Ji.Lotus Temple is a house of Worship for every religion and best place for meditation and peace.

Bahai Faith is spiritual unity of all humankind, there are eight continental Houses of Worship have been built around the world. Lotus Temple is one of them and the prominent attraction in Delhi.

6. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur


The great monuments of the royal Rajputs of Rajasthan, Hawa Mahal also Palace of Winds is situated in the heart of pink city and the capital of Rajasthan,Jaipur. The pyramid shape five-story palace is constructed by red and pink sandstone by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh for women’s of royal families.
Hawa Mahal is one of the major tourist attraction of Jaipur as well as must see historical monuments of Rajasthan state.

7. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai


Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or Victoria Terminus is a historic railway station situated in the dream city of India Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Victoria Terminus is one of the most busiest railway station in India and headquarters of the Central Railways. There are top 25 Historical Monuments located in Maharashtra.

8. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata


The Victoria Memorial Hall is located in the capital of West Bengal, Kolkata and dedicated to Queen Victoria. Victoria Memorial is one of the major tourist attraction of Kolkata and serves as a museum with great collection of manuscripts,paintings and sculptures of the British period.

9. Qutub Minar, Delhi


Qutab Minar of Delhi is one of the tallest and famous towers in the world and second tallest Minar in India. Complex of Qutb Minar is home to several historically monuments such as Tomb of Iltutmish, Iron pillar of Delhi and Alai Minar.

10. Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi


The Buddhist vihara at Sanchi is also known as Great Stupa is one of the most famous Buddhist monument in India, located at Sanchi Town in Raisen District. Sanchi Stupa is one of the best preserved ancient Stupas in India, surrounded by four carved gateways.

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– 20 More Famous Historical Monuments of India

Here is the list of more famous Indian monuments along with Terracotta Temples of Bishnupur,Nalanda University,Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park,Rani ki Vav in Gujarat,Unakoti Rock Cut, Bhimbetka caves,Lothal and Agar Fort.

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway-of- India-Mumbai

Gateway of India monument is a basalt arch structure and referred as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai. The structure is the city’s top tourist attraction and popular gathering spot for locals.

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi


Humayun’s Tomb of Delhi is managed by Archaeological survey of India and is an excellent example of Persian architecture. The tomb was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

Charminar, Hyderabad


Charminar is the most popular monument and mosque in Hyderabad and listed among the most recognized structures of India also Charminar this landmark became a global icon of Hyderabad city.

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra


Fatehpur Sikri is a ruin city situated on the bank of a large natural lake  in the Agra district. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved collections of Indian Mughal architecture in India.

Ajanta Ellora Caves, Aurangabad


Mahabalipuram Monuments


Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram along the Coromandel coast is famous for giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges and the Shore Temple with thousands of sculptures.

Khajuraho Monuments

Khajuraho-Group of-Monuments

Khajuraho Group of Monuments temples are famous for their architecture and style along with symbolism and their erotic sculptures. the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is one of the most famous temple in Khajuraho.

Monuments at Hampi

Group_of_ Monuments_at_ Hampi

The extant monuments of Vijayanagara empire or Hampi was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime time. Virupaksha Temple and several other monument are the part of Hampi world heritage site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi.

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer


Great Living Chola Temples


Gangaikonda Cholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram along with Brihadisvara Temple are the part of Great Living Chola Temples, built during the Chola rule in the south India.

Konark Sun Temple, Konark


Konark Sun Temple is a UNESCO world heritage site in the shape of a gigantic chariot, having elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls, located at Konark in Odisha.



Pattadakal is a world heritage site and Aihoḷe is a village having a historic temple complex in Karnataka, Badami-Aihole-Pattadakal-Banasankari-Mahakuta are the group of monuments tourism in the state.

Champaner Pavagadh, Gujarat


Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is located around the historical city of Champaner and the park includes archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage monuments such as chalcolithic sites.

India Gate, Delhi


India Gate war memorial at Rajpath is a distinctive landmarks of Delhi and a must visit place in India. The memorial is India’s most stunning historical monuments, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan


Kumbhalgarh Fort at Rajsamand is the second most important hill fort of Royal Rajasthan after Chittorgarh fort in Chittorgarh town. The fort is part of World Heritage Site as Hill Forts of Rajasthan and has second largest wall in the world and known as Great Wall of India.

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai


Meenakshi Amman Temple of Madurai is one of the most prominent landmark in India and also listed as top 30 nominees for the New Seven Wonders of the World. The temple is also the most popular and most visited tourist attraction in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa


Basilica of Bom Jesus at old Goa is a World Heritage Site and oldest churches in India. The Basilica is more than 408 years old and one of the most popular Basilica church in India.

Bara Imambara, Lucknow


Bara Imambara complex is the grandest buildings of Lucknow and includes a step,gateways, minar, a mosque and bhul-bhulaiya. Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara with Husainabad Clock Tower are the major tourist attractions in Lucknow.

Mahabat Maqbara, Junagadh


Mahabat Maqbara at Junagadh is a lesser known tourist attractions in India and a beautiful mausoleum in Gujarat. This stunning mausoleum also called as Mausoleum of Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai built by the nawabs.

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

Golkonda Fort

Golconda Fort at Hyderabad is famous for its list of Monuments and the region is known for the diamond at Kollur Mine. The Ancient Monuments in Golconda includes gateways, drawbridges, temples, mosques and semicircular bastions. The list does not contains all the world heritage Cultural and Natural sites from India, these are the best monuments of India to experience Indian ancient and modern architect.

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7 years ago

hello,r u from India or r u a foreigner. Do u know that there is a state called as karnataka and in the state there
are two UNESCO world heritage sites by name HAMPI and BADAMI- IHOLE-PATTADAKAL. once again go thru history
and give the facts.

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6 years ago

aap kitne time se blogging kar rahe hai ????

nishims ranjan
nishims ranjan
5 years ago

heiii thanx for updaiting me…plz give some more historucal place name in india…which i must visit…n thnx again

5 years ago

Hello please can you do the monuments of the world please please. I will be grateful if you do so. 😀

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