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India is incredible in each and every sense and has a grand historical heritage which can be seen in the traditions and culture of India. Whenever we think of India there are many historical sites which come in our mind.  The gorgeous and stunning palaces of Udaipur and Jaipur and the outstanding carvings of Ajanta and Ellora and the intricate carving and amazing architecture on the walls of Khajuraho monuments, these all are the perfect example of the proud history of India. However, there are many rare historical sites in India which are so astounding and also give a bright glimpse of the heritage of the country. Below is our top picks of the rare historical sites in India for the history buffs and country lovers.

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Asir Garh in Burhanpur

Asir Garh in Burhanpur

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This fortress is situated on one of the most important trade routes in ancient India and it was earlier the key to the Deccan because it was regarded as the starting point of Deccan during Mughal rule. This fortress is an astounding monument and also holds an interesting part of the history. It is even believed that Akbar besieged the fort when Miran Bahadur refused to pay homage to him. This is one of the stunning pieces of architecture which beautifully portrays the history of India.

Appropriate time to visit: September to December

Lothal, Gujarat

lothal gujrat

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This extensively excavated site belongs to Harappa civilization and it reveals a lot about the ancient India. The museum located here reveals a lot about the excavations like utensils, jewelry and seals etc and throw vibrant light on the way people lived in that era. This site exhibits archaeological excavations of that time. It is one of the best historical places if you want to have a glimpse of ancient India.

Appropriate time to visit: November to February

Pattadakal, Bagalkot

Pattadakal, Bagalkot

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It is a UNESCO world heritage site which gives the travelers an opportunity to explore the beauty of several temples which dates back to 8th century BC. Pattadakal is an amazing example of the combination of Dravidian and Nagara style of temple architecture. It is a perfect place to observe the outstanding craftsmanship and intricate carvings which deserves appreciation. These temples belong to 7th and 8th centuries and the sights of these temples are truly jaw-dropping.

Appropriate time to visit: September to January

Chand Bawdi, Rajasthan

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It is an exotic piece of history which is constructed with the motto that the locals of Abhaneri region did not fall short of water. Chand Bawdi is a 13 storey well which was built between 800 & 900 AD. It is still a marvelous piece of architecture which is made of porous volcanic stones. This stepwell is an outstanding place and it is said that the well’s temperature is usually 5-6 degrees low than the outer temperature. It is a must visit place for all the history enthusiasts.

Appropriate time to visit: October to March

Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram

Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram

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It is an exclusive example of monolithic rock-cut architecture and it dates back to 7th century. These structures are however exceptional in history as they were a unique experiment done by Prince Narasimhavarman. These five marvelous structures are never consecrated as temples because they never got completed after the death of Prince Narasimhavarman.

Appropriate time to visit: September to November

Gol Gumbaj, Bijapur

Gol Gumbaj, Bijapur

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Gol Gumbaj is a mausoleum in Bijapur which is dedicated to Mohammed Adil Shah and is an apt example of elegance and simplicity. This historical site is also called as ‘structural triumph of Deccan architecture’. The marvelous architecture of this place deserves appreciation and the intersecting arches of the dome are built in a perfect geometry. This mausoleum is the biggest single chamber spaces in the world and is a stunning historical beauty.

Appropriate time to visit: September to January

Unakoti, Tripura



Shaiba pilgrimage is a gorgeous site which dates back to 7th and 9th century and it features rock carvings, natural waterfalls and murals. It is believed that it is a place where Lord Shiva rested on his way to Kashi. It is one of the stunning historical sites which one should definitely explore on Tripura tour. Explore these astonishing historical sites of India with EaseMyTrip.

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Appropriate time to visit: April during Ashokashtmi mela

Chausath Yogini Temple, Orissa

Chausath Yogini Temple, Orissa

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This temple dates back to 9th century BC and was built by the queen Hiradevi of Brahma dynasty.  It is situated around 20 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar at Hirapur in Khurda District. According to the legend it is said that Goddess Kali took 64 forms to defeat a demon and the major feature of this temple is the statues of Goddess Kali. The impressive idols of Goddess Kali which are placed in temple expresses different emotions like happiness, joy, anger, sadness and pleasure.

Appropriate time to visit: December to April

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