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Top 5 Historical Places to visit in India
By Jeevitha Gowda

Every country has got Historical places. India, with its huge assorted variety, has uncountable visitor Historical hotspots. Anyway, there are some of them that are viewed as important from the viewpoint of ubiquity.

It isn't to say that these very goals are the main Historical spots to visit in India yet yes they are the Most Visited Historical Places in India in the rundown of Indian Historical hotspots.

Hampi

"Hampi", the proud of Karnataka, Located in east-central Karnataka, Hampi is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, Hospet taluk of the Ballari district, It is 376 kilometers (234 mi) from Bangalore.The magnificent ruins of Hampi dot an unearthly landscape that has captivated travelers for centuries. Heaps of giant boulders perch precariously over kilometres of undulating terrain, their rusty hues offset by jade-green palm groves, banana plantations, and paddy fields. While it's possible to see this World Heritage Site in a day or two, plan on lingering for a while.
Hampi was a part of the Mauryan Empire back in the third century BC. Hampi was the capital city during the four different dynasties altogether in the Vijayanagar city that came into existence in the year 1336 AD. The Vijayanagara Empire reached unfathomable heights under the guidance of King Krishnadeva Raya of Tuluva Dynasty.

5 best places to visit in hampi

1.Group of Monuments.
2.Vijaya Vittala Temple.
3.Matanga Hill.
4.Octagonal Bath.
5.Pampa Sarovar.

Hampi

AMARKANTAK

Amarkantak is a union of two Sanskrit words, amara (immortal) and kantaka (Barrier). The poet Kalidas has cited it as Amrakuta, which next became Amarkantak.
This Location is a great pilgrim center for Hindus & is the source of rivers where the Narmada River, the Son River, and Johila River emerge. The Amarkantak region has an exclusive natural heritage area and is the emerging point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges. It has some beautiful temples and festivals. It's one and only destination for the religious as well as nature loving tourists.

Amarkantak

TOP 5 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN AMARKANTAK

1.Shri Yantra Mandir
2.Narmada Udgam Temple
3.Ancient Temples of Kalachuri
4.Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple
5. Durga Dhara Fall

Best time to visit Amarkantak

The best time wil be from October to March. The weather is pleasant and enjoyable during this time. However, summers are not a good time to visit this place as the temperature rises to 35-37degrees and the sun is extremely bright which makes it difficult to visit places outside.

3.Rani ki Vav

Rani ki vav is an uniquely designed stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. It is located on the banks of Saraswati River.Rani ki vav was built as a memorial to an 11th-century king Bhima. It been added to the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Siteson 22 June 2014 later it was nominated for the title by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).The monument was praised at the conference, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rani-ki-Vav

Things to know about Rani-ki-Vav

1. The new 100rs note released by the RBI. The new note will come in lavender colour and will carry the idea of 'Rani ki Vav' on its back side.

2.Open from 8 am to 6 pm, it is located in Patan, its about 125 km from Ahmedabad.

3.Rani ki Vav nailed the title of "Cleanest Iconic Place" in India at the Indian Sanitation Conference 2016 in New Delhi in October 2016.

4.The best time to visit rani ki vav is in between October and March the weather will be quite pleasant.

Bidar

Bidar city is known for its Bidri handicraft products, and its rich history. Unlike other places in the region, Bidar is the coldest and wettest place in north Karnataka. Bidar is a hill top city in the north-eastern part of Karnataka state in India. It is the headquarters of the Bidar which borders Maharashtra and Telangana. For the year 2009-10, Bidar was ranked 22nd among the cleanest cities in India, and 5th cleanest in Karnataka.
Owing to its rich heritage, the city has a prominent place on the Archaeological Map of India. Picturesquely perched on the Deccan plateau, the Bidar fort is more than 500 years old and still standing strong. According to the book "Bidar Heritage" published by the state Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage, of the 61 monuments listed by the department, about 30 are tombs located in and around Bidar city and itis popularly called with its nickname, "City of Whispering Monuments".

TOP 5 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN Bidar

Bidar Fort

Sultan Alla-Ud Din Bahman of the Bahmanid Dynasty shifted his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1427 and built his fort along with a number of Islamic monuments.

Rangeen Mahal

Architecturally notable palace completed in 1580, known for its wood carvings & tiled mosaics.

Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib

Gurdwara Nanak Jhira Sahib was built in the year 1948 and is dedicated to the first Sikh guru Guru Nanak

Nayi Kaman

This reconstructed arch is a well-known landmark & an original entrance to the old city fort area.

Sharza Darwaza

Monumental remains of a 1400s gate to Bidar Fort, in red stone, with an ornate parapet

Bidar

Aihole

Aihole (pronounced "Eye-hoe"), also referred to as Aivalli, Ahivolal or Aryapura, is a historic site of ancient and medieval era Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments in north Karnataka. Over one hundred Aihole temples are Hindu, a few are Jain and one is Buddhist. These were built and coexisted in close proximity. The site is spread over about 5 square kilometers

A 19th-century local tradition believed that rock footprints in the river were those of Parashurama. A place near the Meguti hillocks show evidence of human settlement in prehistoric period. Aihole has historical significance and has been called a cradle of Hindu rock architecture It has a natural axe-shaped rock on the Malaprabha river bank north of the village, and a rock in the river show a footprint Aihole became a significant archaeological site and attracted scholarly attention after the British India officials identified and published their observations

Aihole

Top 5 Places to visit in Aihole

Durga temple

The Durga temple is a medieval era Hindu temple located. It is part of a pending UNESCO world heritage site. The temple was built between the 7th and the 8th century by the dynasty of the Chalukyas.

Meguti Jain Temple

Meguti Jain temple was built in 634 AD on a flat Meguti hilltop overlooking Aihole village with its hundreds of temples.

Ravana Phadi Cave Temples

A must visit place in aihol complex. A historical tourist attraction, ancient historical temple

Hucchappayya gudi

The temple has North Indian style Rekhanagara tower with rotating squares rising in a curvilinear smooth towards the sky

Jyotirlinga temples complex

The complex is largely in ruins, except for the Nandi mandapas and standing pillars inside the temples some of which show intricately carved but damaged images of Ganesha, Karitikeya, Parvati and Ardhanarishvara (half Shiva, half Parvati)
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