10 Top Historical Tourist Attractions to See in India Before You Die

India is the land of Historical monuments, which are the in the list of must see attractions in the country. These Indian historical tourist places offers heritage and cultural tourism in India and also at top of the list in international tourism.

Must Travel to World Heritage Sites in India

Taj Mahal


The Taj Mahal is one of the oldest cultures in the world and show’s the India’s rich culture and heritage. This historical travel destination of India makes it one of the most visited monuments in the world and known as the most fabulous monuments.

Golden Temple


The Harmandir Sahib or golden temple of Amritsar is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara and the most famous pilgrimage place for sikhs in India, also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality.

Ajanta Ellora


Ajanta and Ellora Caves are two masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, situated in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, these historical cave monuments are visited by a large number of international as well as domestic tourist.

Humayun’s Tomb


The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, located in Nizamuddin East of the capital city of Delhi. Humayun’s Tomb is also famous for its  Persian-style garden knownas Char Bagh garden.

Hampi Monuments


Group of Monuments at Hampi are among the most famous historical tourist attractions of Karnataka, situated on the bank of the river Tungabhadra. The grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar, now a ruined city of India.

Nalanda University

Nalanda University in Rajgir, near Nalanda Bihar is one of the oldest ancient center of higher learning, as per historical studies Nalanda was the first great university and one of the world’s first residential university.

Khajuraho Sculptures

Khajuraho -erotic-Sculptures

Khajuraho Group of Monuments are the love temple of India, contain sexual or erotic art outside the temple or near the deities. The Khajuraho Sculptures and group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Konark Sun Temple


The world famous Konark Sun Temple of Orissa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also featured on NDTV’s list of Seven Wonders of India and Times of India’s list of Seven Wonders of India.

Jaisalmer Fort


The Jaisalmer Fort located in the desert city of Jaisalmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan is one of the largest forts in the world and  a must visit place in India. The unique historical monument is also ranked as one of the 7 Wonders of India.

Meenakshi Amman Temple


The Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is a historical Hindu temple located in the bank of river Vaiga in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Meenakshi Temple is situated at center of the ancient and one of the oldest city of Madurai and famous for one of the largest temple complexes in India.

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  • Surya says:

    There’s more than a few far more historical places that should be on the list, but the list would get really long than top ten you intended 😀 however you may want to check and update the text under Taj mahal 😉
    Quick note on Taj Mahal – its a beautiful structure and there are quite a few interesting aspects to it just as a building. without going into the debate about its past, its also the most marketed building I would guess in the world. Also my grandmother says the walls of Taj Mahal was studded with precious stones, more precious than what are still seen – she talked about diamonds! – Imaging that puts a whole new meaning to the Taj’s beauty. She was born and grew up around the Taj mahal (she calls it by a different name-thats another story)

    But wonder why Tirumala was left off? lots of other significant history behind it.

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