India is a country of surprises and wonders which make it famous. The beauty and uniqueness of this Hispanic nation are can’t be defined. There is an intensive blend of customs, food, traditions and protocols, making it Incredible India. India has a rich and varied history which is the source of strong culture and roots. There are various archaeological sites in India that are world famous and the history and beauty are interesting and exuberant respectively. In this great land of Gods, the heritage and integrity of India’s archaeological sites have been preserved. In this article, I will suggest archaeological sites in India that are worth exploring.
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Lothal is located in Ahmedabad city of state Gujarat. Lothal is believed to be one of the oldest planned cities in India. It is believed to be as old as 2400 BC. This city was found by ASI- Archaeological survey of India in 1957. This city was well planned with all the basic amenities like city drainage, water storage, bathroom toilet system etc. The town planning was impressive and archaeologists from around the world come here in heavy numbers and explore the history and secret behind this ancient city. If you are an explorer and you have immense love for history then this place is for you.
Qutub Minar, Delhi
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Qutub Minar is one of the marvels of ancient engineering in India. Qutub Minar is 75.5 meters in height and it is also the India’s latest single piece minar. Qutub ud din Aibak led the foundation of Qutub Minar in the year 1192 and this minar is standing tall and solid since then. Qutub Minar was also declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO. 379 stars are there in Qutub Minar and the highest base diameter is 14.3 meter.
Buddhist Monuments, Sanchi
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Buddhist Monuments in Sachi are located in the grand incredible state of Madhya Pradesh. These monuments are the foundations of Buddhism in India as they depict the rich roots and history of the Buddhism. Sanchi is the most sacred place for Buddhists in India. Every year thousands of Buddhists from all over the India and the globe visit here in heavy numbers to pay their respect. World heritage site is also here; tourists may visit in Sanchi, from morning till evening. These ancient monuments are well preserved and secured by Government of India.
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Solo traveling is all the rage these days and women are no longer an exception to that. You can love traveling in packs just as much as you can enjoy a trip on your own. With backpacking being an increasing phenomenon these days, you can’t blame yourself for wanting to indulge in some of your own. Though it can be a bit tricky to travel alone in India, there’s nothing that’ll stop a girl from doing it if you’ve got it in you. Check out the top 5 cities where a woman can travel alone in India.
This quaint hill station offers some great opportunities. The dreamy destination has a magical background and the warmest of people to keep you feeling enthused during your trip. Boating in the pretty lake under the Himalayan peaks is relaxing and adventurous. There are some great sunset and sunrise points to explore. Nainital a perfectly secure and fun location to visit all by yourself. There is no disappointment when exploring this serene town of India.
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Historical and intriguing, Khajuraho has a charm of its own. The miraculous temples have stunning architecture and the ups and downs of the trek up to this location are an ideal weekend getaway in India. If you’ve wanted to visit the UNESCO declared World Heritage Sites in India, the Khajuraho temples should definitely be on your list. Not only are the locals very willing to help, the tour guides are great to have conversations with about the interesting heritage of India.
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Popularly known as the Periya Koil (Big Temple), this marvellous piece of Tamil architecture is the world’s first complete granite temple. It is located in Thanjavur (Tanjore) in Tamil Nadu and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This photo was taken by Shivani Suresh who is a Third Culture Kid (Born in India, Brought up in Rwanda). She is currently on her gap year and keeps her passion for travelling, culture, writing, and photography alive through her blog.
If you’ve heard the city of Jaipur before, it is located in the state of Rajashtan. Rajashtan boasts of geographical features that include the Thar Desert the Ghaggar River near the archaeological ruins at Kalibanga. This is the birthplace of the oldest Indian civilization that has been discovered so far.
Today’s Photo of the Week comes from reader Anuja Gangan. She took this photo at Padmini Palace in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India. Be sure to also check out Anuja’s blog, The Happie Wanderer.
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