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Unknown Ancient Historical Tourist Destinations in India

The mysteries of the unknown have always fascinated the human mind. It’s not surprising for experts to say that India is a beautiful yet deliciously mysterious country that beholds the secrets and stories of a lot of palaces and their kings, of treasures and their keys, of those who died a painful death and are now a part of the broken synchrony that is reality. Which is why a lot of forts or palaces or beaches or even a ‘just another’ valley in India has a history or a twist of mystery attached to it or something which makes a more interesting case.

1 Hampi Royal Area, Vijayanagara Empire, Karnataka

Located at northern part of the Karnataka, within the range of the Bellary district. This city was developed around the Virupakksha Temple at Hampi; original religious center at Hampi. Most part of the city lies on bank of Tungabhadra river. Vijaynagara city was capital city of Vijaynagara Empire which was spread around northern part of India. Vijaynagara was the most powerful kingdom of its time, which was extended over most part of the southern India. Vijaynagara was founded by Harihara and Bukka; two brothers, well known as Sangama brothers. The whole empire was built under the supervision of Harihara, which was further expanded by his brother Bukka Raya. After basic establishment, the Nagara tried defensible tactics and move towards secure location on southern part of the river.

2 Bhangarh Fort – Ajabgarh, Alwar, Rajasthan

The ghost town of Bhangarh is one of the scariest, spookiest places you could possibly imagine, not to mention, one of the most abandoned places in India. Situated near a popular forest, this town is now slowly luring visitors from around the area, and country, for all the wrong reasons.

It should be noted that if you decide to visit this place after the sun has gone down, you won’t be allowed to. In fact, there is a strict warning about how dangerous this place becomes after sunset.

3 Glimpses of Badami Dynasty Mahakuta Temple Complex

Mahakuta is a group of temples which lies within the ancient Mahakuta. These are fine piece of architecture made with Dravida style Architecture, admiring the great Chalukya dynasty of Badami. All the constructions were made in 6th and 7th centuries, and all of them were build with Dravida and Nagarra style. Both of these styles are unique and irrelevant to each other, which make them unique of its own kind. These temples are build by early sovereign of Chalukya empire. During this construction the architectures combines the basic plan of one style with characteristics of other style.

4 Kuldhara – Rajasthan

The village of Kuldhara is popularly known to be a deserted ghost village that has been abandoned since 1800s. It is said to carry a curse of the villagers who vanished from there overnight, after having lived there for over 7 centuries.

The village lies in ruins, established in 1291 by the Paliwal Brahmins, who were a very prosperous clan and were known for their business acumen and agricultural knowledge. It has been said that one night in 1825 all the people in Kuldhara and nearby 83 villages vanished in dark. All of a sudden and without any warning.

5 Kaziranga National Park a World Heritage Wildlife Sanctuary in India

Located in the Golaghat in Nagoan District of Assam, Designated as a World Heritage site in December 1985. This park host the 2/3 population of the worlds great one horn Rhino. Also serve as a natural habitat for Tigers, park also has highest density of Tigers in protected areas of Park. Kaziranga is home to large breeding animals like elephant, swamp deer, wild water buffalo, home for many endangered bird population. Kaziranga is wide land covered with nice elephant grass and and dense moist broad leaf Forrest, with Bramhaputra river which is also called as the lifeline of this park. Apart from the Bramhaputra river park also have many small water resource with another four rivers.

6 Konark Sun Temple Chariot of Lord Surya

India has many sun temples amongst them Konark Sun Temple is one of the best sun Temple of India. And this sun temple is included in the seven wonders of India, which was surveyed by NDTV. The Surya god is referred to as Sun. Anthem in Vedas describes the celestial body as the source and admirer of all lives on earth. The origin of the worship of the Surya is several centuries old. This temple is architecture in Orrisan style of Ganga dynasty. This temple is one of the most popular temple in India and also included in world heritage site list by UNESCO. According to the Stories about this temple, mention that this temple was build by Samba, son of Lord Krishna.

7 Laxmi Vilas Palace a Royal Heritage in India

Laksmi Vilas palces is beautiful building located in Vadodara of Gujrat. Actually this is a series of palaces which was build in Vadodara. This magnificent palace was build by great Sayajirao Gaekwads. This palace was build in Motibaug grounds. He is also build public places and collages too. Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara is one of the famous monuments in Vadodara that is high on tourist value. People visiting Vadodara make it a point to visit Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara. A wonderful exemplification of the Indo-Sarcenic architectural.

This palace of vadodara is known for its amazing interiors. The interiors of the palace presents beautiful designs, marble mosaic, nice furnishing and fine stone work. One can come across a Darbar Hall, which is decorated with Italian mosaic floor. The palace is also known to showcase a rich collection of old armory and sculptures of terracotta, marble and bronze.

8 Mahudi Jain Mandir an Unknown Historical Jain Temple in India

Mahudi is beautiful village located in Mansa near Sabarmati river of Gandhinagar in Gujrat. This village is just 35 k.m. Away from the Gandhinagar. This village is famous for its Jain Mandir which is dedicated to god Shri Ghantakarna Mahaveer, and center for Jain devotees. Yognistha Acharya Bhagwant Shrimad BuddhiSagarsuri Maharaj Sahebji' does penance for a long period of his life and had laid the foundation stone of this new temple in 1917.

The ancient Mulnayak Bhagawana Padmaprabhu was formally reinstalled by the Yognistha Acharya Bhagwant Shrimad BuddhiSagarsuri Maharaj Saheb' and Mahudi reclaims its title Mahudi Tirth.In ancient time this villages is known by the name of Madhupuri. Many historians suggest that this place is nearly 2000 years old, the inscription in Bramhi also suggest its antiquity.

9 Halebidu, Beautifully Carved Hoysaleswara Temple in Karnataka

Halebidu is a small town located in Hasan district of Karnataka. This place was the capital city of Hoysala Empire during 12th and 13th centuries. This temple complex contain most beautiful carved temples in India. The word Halebidu, which is the name of this town, has special meaning as “ruined city” because this place was attacked in early 14th century by Mughuls from North India and Malik Kafur.

Many beautiful temples are situated in this village; these beautiful temples are build as per Hoysala architecture. Halebidu was previously known as “Dwarasamudra”, and it was also known as the capital city of Hoysala Empire. The temples in this town were built during 11th century and was constructed by Katamala for King Vishnuvardhan and Queen Shantala Devi. These temples took more than hundred years to complete.

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