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Historical Places in India - Nalanda

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It was the most important and famous center of higher education in ancient India. In this center of Mahayana Buddhism, Hinayana Buddhism, as well as students of other religions and many countries, had 2,000 teachers to teach 10,000 students. Renowned Chinese traveler Xuanzang spent an important year of life here as a student and a teacher in the 7th century. The famous 'Buddhist Sariputra' was born here. The credit of the establishment of this university is attributed to the Gupta ruler Kumaragupta 1 450-470. This university was fully supported by the successors of Hemant Kumar Gupta. Even after the fall of the Gupta dynasty, all the ruling dynasties continued to contribute to its prosperity. It was also patronized by the great emperor Harshavardhana and the Pala rulers. Apart from local rulers and various regions of India, it also received grants from many foreign rulers. Students came to this university not only from different regions of India but also from Korea, Japan, Chin

Historical Places in India - Gol Gumbaz

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Gol Gumbaz is a historical mausoleum located in Bijapur, Karnataka state, India. Gol Gumbaz is the final resting place of Mohammad Adil Shah, his girlfriend Rambha and his family. Gol Gumbaz tells the story of Mohammad Adil Shah's rule and his rule in South India. For your information, let us know that it took 30 years for the construction of Gol Gumbaz. Where does one go about the beauty of the Gol Gumbaz that if this tomb were in North India, people would have preferred to leave the Taj Mahal and visit it. Millions of tourists visit the Gol Gumbaz every year. The Gol Gumbaz dates back to the 17th century and this beautiful structure was built by Yakut Of Dabul, the French architect of Kabul. The construction of the Gol Gumbaz was started in 1626 AD and the dome was built in 1656 AD. For your information, please tell that the construction of the round dome took 30 years. Bijapur had an attractive and very large mausoleum of Sultan Ibrahim Shah. But his son Mohammad Adil Shah wante

Historical Places in India - Hawa Mahal

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Hawa Mahal, situated on Badi Chaupar in the Pink City of Jaipur, is a symbol of the amazing blend of royal heritage, architecture and culture of Rajputs. Hawa Mahal is considered to be one of the oldest buildings in the state. Beautifully built Hawa Mahal is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is also known as "Palace of Winds" due to its many windows and windows. This five-storey building, like the crown of Lord Sri Krishna, has 953 jharokha, which resemble the honeycomb of the bees, which create a rich heritage of Rajputs. Hawa Mahal, made of red and pink sandstones, is built on the side of the City Palace. The special thing about Hawa Mahal is that it is the tallest building in the world without any foundation. At present, Hawa Mahal is one of the great destinations for tourists from India and abroad. Let me tell you that the palace has now become a great shooting point for shooting many Indian and international films. Hawa Mahal means Hawa Mah

Historical Places in India - Charminar

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Charminar is one of the most beautiful buildings in India. Charminar, located in the center of Hyderabad, is an internationally recognized historical icon. This monument as a tourist destination attracts people immensely. The monument was built when Qutub Shah shifted his capital from Golconda to Hyderabad. Charminar got its name from its structure as it has four towers. The area around Charminar is popular for colorful bangles, jewelry, beads and fabulous dishes. Tourism rarely leaves Hyderabad city without visiting Charminar and its surrounding markets. Many believe that these four minarets belong to the first four caliphs of Islam. It is located on the eastern bank of the Musi River and is considered one of the amazing structures in India. The memorial was built in 1591 to commemorate the end of an epidemic in Hyderabad. Charminar, along with the Qutub Shahi Tombs and Golconda Fort have been added to the "Temporary List" of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In general, Charmina

Historical Places in India - Victoria Memorial

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The Victoria Memorial is a British carpet memorial located in Kolkata city in the Indian state of West Bengal. This monument, built between 1906 and 1921, is dedicated to the then Queen Victoria of England. This monument has a beautiful blend of diverse crafts. Its Mughal style domes reflect the influence of Saracenic and Renaissance styles. There is also a magnificent museum inside this building where more than 3,000 other objects including the Queen's Piano and Study Desk are displayed. It opens daily from Tuesday to Sunday from ten in the morning to four in the evening, it is closed on Mondays. On the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901, Lord Curzon suggested the construction of a memorial. Lord Curzon proposed the construction of a grand building with a museum and gardens. The prince of Wales, who later ascended the throne as George V, laid the foundation stone on 4 January 1906 and formally opened it to the public in 1921. Before the completion of the construction of the V

Historical Places in India - India Gate

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India Gate, (originally called the All India War Memorial), is a huge 73 meter high site located on the Rajpath of New Delhi. It is the national monument of independent India, formerly called Kingsway. It was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. The monument is inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It was built in 1931. Originally known as the All India War Memorial, this monument was built by the British rulers to commemorate the 900,000 Indian soldiers who were martyred in the First World War and the Afghan Wars by enlisting in the British Army. The names of 13,300 soldiers, including some soldiers and officers of the United Kingdom, are engraved on the gate. This monument, made of red and yellow sandstone, is worth visiting. When India Gate was ready, a statue of George V was placed in front of it. Which was later installed in the Coronation Park along with other sculptures from the time of the British Raj. Now, instead of the statue of George V, only one umbrella is left as a symbol

Historical Places in India - Tipu Summer Palace

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If you have been a student of history and have an interest in Indian history, then you must have heard the name of "Tiger of Mysore" Tipu Sultan. Tipu is one of the few rulers of India who is known for his sword more than his justice. It is known that Tipu Sultan was the ruler of the ancient Mysore state in Karnataka. Let me tell you that Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali, was born on 20 November 1750 in Devanahalli (Yousefabad), Karnataka (about 33 km north of Bangalore). Tipu Summer Palace in Bangalore was the place where Tipu used to reside during the summer days. If you want to see this special and very beautiful palace of Tipu, then come near Krishna Rajendra Nagar Market in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. It is famous for this palace present in the old Bangalore city that Tipu once called "Abode of Happiness". Today this place is considered one of the major tourist attractions of Bangalore. It is said that after the death of father Hyder Ali in the 18th centu

Historical Places in India - Kushinagar

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Kushinagar and Kasaya Bazar are a historical site located in the north-eastern frontier area of Uttar Pradesh. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage place where Mahaparinirvana of Gautama Buddha took place. Presently it falls under Kushinagar district. The name "Kasaya Bazar" has changed to Kushinagar and after that "Kasaya Bazar" has officially become a municipality with the name "Kushinagar". The history of Kushinagar has been very rich and glorious.  Kushinagar is located about 28 km east of Gorakhpur on National Highway 20. The state of Bihar starts 50 km east of Kushinagar. There are many beautiful Buddhist temples in many countries. For this reason, it is also an international tourist destination where Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world come to visit. There are also Buddha Postgraduate College, Buddha Intermediate College, Enlightened Society, Monks Association, Enlightened Acupressure Center, Chandamani Free School, Maharishi Arvind Vidya Mandir and ma

Historical Places in India - Hastinapur

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During the Mahabharata period, Hastinapur was the capital of the kings of the Kuru dynasty. The first reference to Hastinapur in Hindu history comes as the capital of Emperor Bharata. The Maha Kavya is based on the incidents described in Hastinapur described in the Mahabharata. The history of Hastinapur starts from the period of Mahabharata. It is also described in the scriptures as Gajpur, Hastinapur, Nagpur, Asandivat, Brahmasthala, Shanti Nagar and Kunjarpur etc. King Samprati, grandson of Emperor Ashoka, has built many temples here during his empire. Ancient temples and stupas are not here today. The town of Hastinapur was situated on the banks of the holy river Ganges. Excavations at Hastinapur were carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India BB in the 1950s. Done by Lal. As already explained, Hastinapur is a sacred place for both Hindu and Jain religions. Many holy temples like - Pandeshwar Temple, Karan Temple and Kamal Temple are situated here. For the Jain communities, t