14 Insanely Photogenic Historical Places in North India

India is a vast country with rich culture and history. This country has seen the fall and rise of a number of powerful dynasties and Kings and these dynasties left behind them their heritage by constructing many palaces, monuments, forts and temples. Also, many archaeological sites were found during excavation in India, which confirms the existence of Stone Age and early man in India.

In this blog I am covering the famous as well as photogenic historical places in north India.


1. Golden Temple


Golden Temple is one amongst the notable historical places in India. This temple is also called as Sri Harmandir Sahib and is situated in the city of Amritsar. This temple is an ideal example of sameness and brotherhood as the devotees from all religion and cast can enter this sacred place.

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Golden Temple


Best Time to Visit Golden Temple: This place can be best explored from September to March.

Entry Charge: No entry charge is needed.



2. Jallianwala Bagh


Jallianwala Bagh is a famed garden in Amritsar which is setup in memory of the Jallianwala Massacre which took place in the year 1919, where the British army headed by General Dyer fired on a massive gathering and more than 1600 people died on that day. In this garden you can still see the bullet marks on the walls and a memorial is also constructed inside the garden in respect of the victims of the massacre.

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Jallianwala Bagh


Best Time to Visit in Amritsar: September to March is the best time to visit this place.

Entry Charge: This garden is free for all.



3. Red Fort


Red Fort is situated in the Indian Capital, Delhi and was constructed by the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as Shahjahanabad’s Palace Fort. It took a span of 10 years and was completed in the year 1648. The architecture of this fort comprises Hindu, Persian, Mughal and Timurid styles and displays the inclination of Shah Jahan towards art.

One of the recognised historical sites of India, Red fort is the place where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on the Independence Day.

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Red Fort


Best Time to Visit Red Fort: The ideal time to visit Red Fort is from October to March.

Entry Charge: 500 bucks for the foreign citizens and 20 bucks for Indians.



4. Qutub Minar


Qutub Minar is a lofty minaret of 73 meters height and is recognised as the loftiest individual minaret worldwide. This tower is constructed by the originator of the Delhi Sultanate, Kutub-Ud-Din Aibak in the year 1192 by red sand stones and Quran verses were engraved in the walls in Arabic language. This UNESCO Heritage Site is an ideal example of Indo-Muslim architectural excellence. If you are interested in the rich history of India, then, you must visit Qutub Minar.

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Qutub Minar


Best Time to Visit Qutub Minar: The best time to visit Qutub Minar is from October to March.

Entry Charge: Charges are 30 bucks for Indians and 500 bucks for foreigners. They charge 25 bucks for still camera/video camera.



5. Humayun’s Tomb


Humayun’s Tomb is a majestic architectural piece constructed in the 15th century by Humayun’s wife, Hamida Begum and later on, was renovated by his son, Akbar from 1569 to 1570 AD. This monument in Delhi was constructed in Persian and Indian architectural styles with detailed carvings and decorations on the arches, patios and corridors.

Humayun’s Tomb is the first monument in India, which was constructed in a large scale with a huge garden surrounding it.

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Humayun's Tomb


Best Time to Visit Humayun’s Tomb: The best time to visit this place is from October to March.

Entry Charge: The entry charge is 30 bucks for Indians and 500 bucks for the foreigners.



6. Agrasen Ki Baoli


Agrasen ki Baoli is protected by the archaeological department of India. Located in the capital of India, Delhi, this place is an alluring historical place which you should visit once. This Baoli was constructed by stones for water reservation and it has more than 103 steps. The more you go inside this Baoli, you can feel the glimpse of the historic era and the temperature is also cool inside. This place is a paradise for photography as well.

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Agrasen Ki Baoli


Best Time to Visit Agrasen Ki Baoli: This place can be best visited from October to March.

Entry Charge: No entry charge is needed to visit this place.



7. Fatehpur Sikri


The historical fortified city called Fatehpur Sikri is located in Uttar Pradesh, very close to the Agra city. This regal city was constructed during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital from 1571 to 1573 AD but later was abandoned by its residents due to insufficiency of water.

This UNESCO Heritage Site comprises palaces, buildings, mosques built in red and beige sandstones and decorated with intricate detailing. This place exhibits the grandiosity of the Mughal era in India.

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Fatehpur Sikri


Best Time to Visit Fatehpur Sikri: The ideal time is from September to April.

Entry Charge: The entry charge is 550 bucks for foreign citizens and 50 bucks for Indians.



8. Taj Mahal


Taj Mahal, the stunning piece of art and architecture always tops the list when it comes to the top historical places in India. This white makrana marble monument is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh and is one amongst the world’s seven wonders. Taj Mahal, the pictogram of love was constructed by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. This striking monument is a must see historical place in north India.

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Taj Mahal


Best Time to Visit Taj Mahal: The best time to visit Taj Mahal is in between September to April.

Entry Charge: The entry charge is 50 bucks for Indians and 1100 bucks for the foreign citizens.



9. Agra Fort


The grand Agra Fort, also known as the Red Fort of Agra was constructed in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar in red sand stones. Agra Fort is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, only 3 kms away from the Taj Mahal. This spacious fort comprises palaces, courts, mosques, patios and corridors. It also has two majestic gates called as Delhi Gate and Amar Singh Gate. The visitors can only enter through the Amar Singh Gate to explore this stunning fort which exhibits the beauty of the Mughal Era.

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Agra Fort


Best Time to Visit Agra Fort: The best time to visit Agra Fort is in between September to April.

Entry Charge: The charge for entry is 40 bucks for Indians and 550 bucks for the foreigners.



10. Gwalior Fort


Gwalior Fort is positioned in the heart of the Gwalior city and is one of the most visited forts in North India. Once declared as the Pearl of the Indian forts by the Mughal Emperor Babur, this fort has everything to attract its visitors. Gwalior Fort is perched atop a huge rocky range and the view of the city from the fort is breathtaking.

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Gwalior Fort


Best Time to Visit Gwalior Fort: This fort can be better explored from September to March.

Entry Charge:  The entrance charge is 250 bucks for foreigners and 75 bucks for the Indians.



11. Khajuraho


Khajuraho is an excellent example of the Indian style architecture which dates back to the medieval period. The art of Khajuraho temples was misrepresented as a location which illustrates eroticism and sensuality but the truth is that only 10% of the figurines are erotic and the others display exquisiteness, gracefulness, elegance and creativity.

This place is located in Madhya Pradesh and is an ideal blend of Jain temples and Hindu temples which have carvings of demi-gods and sect idols on them. So, if you are a history and art buff than this is the place for you to explore.

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Khajuraho Temples


Best Time to Visit Khajuraho: The ideal time to explore this place is in between August to March.

Entry Charge: The charge is 600 bucks for the foreign citizens and 40 bucks for Indians.



12. Sanchi Stupa


One among the famed Buddhist centres and also one among the archaic stone structures of India, the Sanchi Stupa is a famed historical place in India and it was constructed by King Ashoka in 3rd century. The dome of Sanchi Stupa displays the life & death circle and the four corridors have many pictures of the life of Lord Buddha. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is positioned on the peak of a hill in Madhya Pradesh and is bordered by verdant greenery which gives a feel of peace and serenity to the visitors.

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Sanchi Stupa


Best Time to Visit Sanchi Stupa: Sanchi Stupa can be visited from August to March.

Entry Charge: The charge for entry is 10 bucks for Indian citizens and 250 bucks for foreigners.



13. Orchha


Orchha Fort is Madhya Pradesh is a huge archeological site which is an assortment of many palatial palaces, intricately carved temples and a vast lush green garden. The palaces inside the fort complex are namely, Jahangir Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Raja Mahal. Located on the banks of River Betwa, this historical city is a paradise for the history buffs and also photographers.

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Orchha Fort


Best Time to Visit Orchha: Orchha can be better visited from August to March.

Entry Charge: This place can be visited by paying only 10 bucks per person.



14. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters


Bhimbetka Rock Shelters are located in Madhya Pradesh and are approximately 500 shelters and caves which confirm the pre-historic traces of human life on this sub-continent and the start of Stone Age in South Asia. The archaic paintings inside the rock shelters of Bhimbetka are believed to be more than thirty thousand years ago. This archaeological site was announced as UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2003.

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Bhimbhetka Rock Shelters


Best Time to Visit Bhimbetka: The best time to visit Bhimbetka is from August to September.

Entry Charge: The charge for visiting this place is 10 bucks per person.




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