Top 10 Archaeological Wonders in India


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.

Top 10 Archaeological Wonders in India:

Lothal, Ahmedabad

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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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Photo by Sakeeb Sabakka, CC BY 2.0

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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Photo by PRONagarjun Kandukuru, CC BY 2.0

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.

Pattadakal Monuments, Karnataka

Pattadakal Monuments are located in Pattadakal-Bagalkot village in the Karnataka state of India. Pattadakal village is one of the most ancient villages in India. There are various old temples located here like Virupaksha Temple, Mallikarjuna temple, Kashi Vishwanath temple etc. all of the villages has been declared as world heritage site by UNESCO. The temples are grand with mind blowing sculptures and long corridors. The beauty is impeccable.

Taj Mahal, Agra

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Photo by myeviajes, CC0 1.0

Taj Mahal is located in Agra city of Uttar Pradesh state in India. Taj Mahal is also one of the wonders of the world. Taj Mahal is the symbolism of affection, commitment and love. Shah Jahan was the man behind the grand monument of Taj Mahal. The impeccable craftsmanship, carpentry, marble work and of course the engineering behind Taj Mahal is unique and cannot be matched for generations.

Khajuraho Temples

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Photo by Paul Mannix, CC BY 2.0

Khajuraho temples are located in Madhya Pradesh, India. These were the extensive group of 85 grand temples back then but now only 25 of them remain. The structural and cultural importance of these temples is massive and exuberant. Every year these temples attract a large number of tourists and archaeological experts.

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh Fort is located in the royal state of Rajasthan in incredible India. This fort is one of the top high altitude forts in the world. This fort is also accredited by UNESCO as world heritage site and is one of the most popular destinations of Rajasthan. This fort was home to great brave Rajputs who ruled the entire region once. This fort was built in 15 century AD.

Meenakshi Temple, Tamil Nadu

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Photo by Arian Zwegers, CC BY 2.0

The divine and ancient temple is located in the city holy city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu state. The city of Madurai is also pretty ancient. The temple is believed to be built around 3000 years ago. There mind-blowing 33000 sculptures located in the temple. The temple is an attraction for Hindus from all over the world.

Konark Sun Temple, Odisha

Konark Sun temple is located in the Odisha state of India. This temple is also known as Black Pagoda. This temple was built in around the 13th century by Ganga Dynasty leaders. The temple is the major attraction in Konark for tourists throughout India. This majestic temple is located on the banks of Chandrabhaga River.

Nalanda University, Bihar

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Photo by Prince Roy, CC BY 2.0

Nalanda is the oldest known educational institution in the world. The Nalanda University is mentioned in various books of ancient travelers.

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