By Khushi Pal
Published Feb 22, 2024

Hindustan Times

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Taj Mahal, Hampi: 5 historical places you must visit in India

India is home to breathtaking monuments which symbolise a rich cultural history that attracts tourists from across the world. Here are 5 must-visit historical places in India to explore.

Hawa Mahal 

This iconic palace in Jaipur is made of red and pink sandstone and boasts 953 windows. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.

Taj Mahal

One of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is an iconic and majestic white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631 and 1648 AD. 

The Gateway of India 

This Indo-Saracenic monument was built in the 20th century in Mumbai to commemorate the visit of King George V and Mary in 1911. The iconic structure overlooks the vast blue waters of the Arabian Sea.


This ancient site is home to the ruins of various temple complexes built in the Vijayanagar Kingdom between the 14th and 15th centuries.

Red Fort 

This UNESCO World Heritage site was built in the 16th century under the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan. This spectacular fortress is made of red sandstone and features intricate marble inlays.